Exercise Week in Review

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Yes I know I’m a day behind on my weekly resume and yes I promised a race review but I’ve been deeply immersed in The Teapot Dome scandal recently; no that’s not true, I’ve been studying my French because I have a big exam next week. However as a break I will write up last week’s workout’s as a substitute.

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Teapot Dome Scandal

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I love French

My Week:

Monday: Cycled (indoors) for 14 km.

Tuesday: Ran 10 km tempo run.

Thursday: Ran 9.5 km with 5 X 1 km intervals embedded.

Sunday: Ran 4.6 km, easy, cut short due to running partners injury.

I’m more or less embracing the taper now but still firing a few intervals during one run to keep myself sharp. Down to 10-12 km this upcoming weekend then short runs ahead of my Vancouver Half on the 3rd of May. Right now I’m a bit tired from school and other things but will catch up on my rest soon and I will rock Vancouver.

Weekly totals: 14 km cycled, 24.1 km run.

Monthly totals: 49 km cycled, 89 km run.

Until next week, one foot in front of the other.

Chris

Exercise Week in Review

Finally a week with consistently warm temperatures which allowed for all of my runs to be outside, all in shorts or a kilt…yes a kilt. More on that later. Sunday (today) I ran my first race of the season which went really well and which I will review later.

This week saw more modifications of my running plans due to Easter Monday, overall business, supporting my girlfriend on her last long run and again my first race of the year.

Tuesday.. Ran 9 km outside in shorts for ~50 minutes!

Wednesday.. 20 km on the stationary cycle for 45 minutes.

Thursday.. Another 9 km run outside in shorts for ~54 minutes.

Saturday.. Ran 6 km outside as I met my girlfriend at her 30 km long run mark and helped her finish her last 6 km. I also wore a sport kilt that I ordered on-line. A very cool purchase which is made specifically for exercise.

Sunday.. Ran my first race of the season, 13 km in 1:08:55.

Running totals: 37 km, cycled 20 km.

If you’re interested in the kilt, here is a picture of me in the all-Ireland pattern.

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And for more patterns, ordering and information check out their site: Sportkilt

This week, back to the regular cycle, I have two more longish runs to complete before I head off to Vancouver for my target half-marathon.

Have a great week of training!

One foot in front of the other.

Chris

Exercise Week in Review

I avoided it all winter, I hid, I hydrated, I ate, I had fun…but alas after the calendar changed to spring I caught my first cold.I was laid up for the first two days of last week, I didn’t even go to work! However on Wednesday I went to the gym, I ran Thursday and then again Sunday; in fact on Sunday I ran my furthest distance to date for this year.

I ‘m excited for this week because a) I’m mostly healthy and b) I’m racing this weekend! I’m running a 13 kilometer race in Lorneville, New Brunswick which should serve as a good measuring stick and a tune-up for Vancouver.

My Week

Monday.. sick

Tuesday.. see Monday

Wednesday.. Completed 15 km bike ride on stationary cycle

Thursday.. Ran 5 km

Sunday.. Ran 23 km

Weekly totals, 28 km run, 15 km stationary cycle

Thanks to the Easter holiday and travel I have already altered this week’s schedule, I will still fit my workouts in, now Wednesday will not be an off day.

I hope that you are weaving your way through your training, remember there will always be times when you really need to take a break, sickness or otherwise, normally it’s usually smarter to take advantage of these.

One foot in front of the other

Chris