New Zealand Training Update Weeks 9-11
Time has gotten away from me and I am a week behind. But better late than never right?
- Originally I had planned to do 3 weeks build and 1 cut-back week. But, I could feel myself burning out physically and mentally so I changed it to 2 weeks build and 1 week cut-back week.
- What a difference a week makes. I did my 14 miler on the trail 2 weeks ago. There was no snow and it felt great! This week the roads were so snowy and icy. I was battling traffic and terrible footing. It felt like 30 miles.
- After a mild December, winter has arrived with a vengeance. In addition to the snow/ice, this week I also battled extreme cold. I wimped out and went to the treadmill one day and the indoor track another, but hate them both so headed outside on the third day. I think I officially set a record for most layers worn on a run ever.
- I also hit the point of wondering why on earth I continue to put myself through this. I had a long stressful week, wasn't feeling good, and the weather was so crappy. I was so wishing I could just stay in bed in my pj's all day Saturday instead of doing a long run. I must admit I totally let myself entertain the fantasies of all the ways my life would be better if I just ran the half.
|7||Run 3.2, Kickbox 45m, Strength||Run 7||XT 1 hr||Run 7 + 7||Swim 1 mile||Metabolic 45m Run 3.3||Metabolic 45, Run 3.3||31.3|
|8||Run 6||Spin 1hr, Strength||Metabolic 1 hr||Run 6||Run 6 Track||Run 6, strength||Metabolic 45, XT 30||24.8|
|9||Run7||Run 6||Metabolic 1 hr||Run14||Swim 1 mile||Metabolic 45m Run 4||Metabolic 45, XT 30||30.72|
|10||Run 6||Run 6||XT 1 hr||Run 5.5||Metabolic 45, XT 30||Run 15.5||Metabolic 45, Run 3||32.7|