Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekly Workouts: 2/26 - 3/4

This week begins my taper for LA Marathon.  I plan on taking my taper seriously in terms of cutting down mileage, though I am going to keep up the strength training because I feel that will help balance myself out and prevent any last-minute injuries I might get.  I'm knocking on wood, but this is the first time in a year that I have been injury-free and intend on staying that way.

Another Confession: Additionally, this week marks the beginning of my dash to complete my dissertation to a point where I can do my final defense, hopefully sometime in April.  Anything with the actual manuscript itself I will worry about later.  I call it a dash because I was planning on taking an additional semester on this, but plans that are out of my control have changed.  I am not 100% sure I will be successful, and I am scared as heck that I will fail or become paralyzed as I get overwhelmed. 

(On that note, I did try to pull in more dissertation study participants through the blog but was pretty unsuccessful.  People did sign up but in one way or another did/have not complete their participation.  Fortunately, I have gotten enough responses via my original plans.)

But I can treat this a lot like what will happen at the marathon start line.  No matter how well or poorly I prepare, I will NOT feel prepared.  I will be scared and wonder how everything will turn out.  But somehow, that gun will go off, and I will have no choice but to take those steps forward.

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This Week's Workouts:

Saturday - rest

Sunday - rest; stretching/"The Stick"

Monday - 30 min elliptical/stepper hybrid; 30 min strength

Tuesday - 6 mi
Why did I only have 3 planned?  I guess I am supposed to be tapering?  Legs felt like lead!!

Wednesday - 20 min elliptical/stepper hybrid; 5 min regular elliptical; 10 min upright bike; 20 min strength/abs

Thursday - 3 mi
Done in 1-mi intervals.

Friday - walked/ran/played with dog for 45 minutes (.7 mi)

Weekly Mileage: 9.7

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog today. Im using several new ones to help motivate me on my recent adventure in marathon training.
    "No matter how well or poorly I prepare, I will NOT feel prepared. I will be scared and wonder how everything will turn out. But somehow, that gun will go off, and I will have no choice but to take those steps forward."

    Thank you for this quote. it hit home with me in so many ways.

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