Finally, on Wednesday the weather broke, and we've been treated to four consecutive days of 50 degrees or better. Today in fact the weather is supposed to break into the 60's. Great day for a run!
Sunday, January 13th, 2013: After my 21 mile run the day before, I was seriously debating whether or not to even try and get a run done. I finally decided that I would at least try to get about 5 miles in. As it turned out, I wound up doing 7 miles and felt surprisingly good from the day before. I went back to doing a 5 to 1 run/ walk ratio, but it was a great recovery run overall. It was also nice to get those miles "in the bank" so to speak with the week under way.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013: Despite my best intentions to work out on either Monday or Tuesday, it just wasn't in the cards. I did just a touch of core work on Monday a.m., but on Wednesday, I got out of bed at 5:00 and made it to the YMCA for an early morning workout. Like the week before, I split the workout into two sections. The first 15 minutes I did some quick sets in the weight room including squats, calf raises, pull-ups, shoulder press, and sit-ups on the reclined bench. After that, I moved over to the treadmill and did a slow mixture of running and walking for 30 minutes. The entire treadmill workout was done on a grade between 4 and 9%, and although my pace was slow, it was a challenging workout. In fact, the workout was really a good one. I came back home feeling invigorated and strong from the leg work.
Thursday, January 17, 2013: While the girls were at Tae Kwon Do, I took advantage of the afternoon time to do a quick trainer ride. I pushed the cadence a little more today, and once again I felt remarkably good on the bike. I'm excited to see how the training from this winter and spring pays off on the bike this summer, and I'm expecting some good gains. I wound up riding for about 40 minutes.
|The Collegiate Peaks|
The summary for the week looks like this:
- Miles run: 22.29
- Miles biked: 10.7 (estimated)
- Weight training and other workouts (about 20 minutes)
- Beers sampled (in order of preference)
- Stranger Pale Ale (Left Hand)
- Compass IPA (Bristol Brewing)
- Train Wreck Ale (Home/ Bridgette Brewing)
- AP Porter (Home/ Bridgette Brewing)