Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lacking Mileage

Yesterday was chest/bicep/core day. I decided to hit the weights at lunch time thinking that the gym would be less crowded and I even went a little later then normal. To my surprise the gym was very busy and it took me a little longer to get through my workout.

Bench Press: 4 x10
Incline Press: 3 x10
Decline Press: 3 x10
Dumbbell Flyes: 4 x10
Hammer Curls: 4 x15
Standing Dumbbell Curls: 4 x15
Straight Bar Curls: 4 x10
Weighted Crunches: 4 x15

My diet was less then ideal over this past weekend but thankfully not too much damage was done and I'm back to eating right. After watching the triathlon this past weekend I've been really considering maybe doing a triathlon this year. I know for a fact that I will be hitting the tri circuit in 2008 but it might be fun to do one this year. The only issue I have is I don't won't to pull my focus off November 10th and my date with the city of Richmond, or at least 26.2 miles of Richmond. So, I will decide here in the next few days.

My running mileage has dropped off considerably since my half marathon. Only getting 11 miles in last week and 10 miles the week before. This week will be different and I really want to get my running back up in the 20 plus mile a week range where it was prior to my half. I'm only 17 days away from my duathlon and I only have one brick workout under my belt. Not enough training, not enough....must work harder!:) No, really, this duathlon for me is more about just going out and having fun and also learning a little bit about the multi sport world but I do want to survive and finish so I will be dedicated to getting in as many bricks as I can in the next 17 days. Happy Tuesday! - Jason


Mir said...

Oooh, triathlon. That does sound like a lot of fun. I'll keep an eye out for what you decide.

Wes said...

Three or four bricks will be plenty. Part of the process is knowing what to expect, and the other is beginning the process of teaching your muscles to shift from riding to running. I don't think I've had a 12 mile week since March :-) Brighter days ahead!!

Oh, and if you are training for your marathon 3 days a week, you should be able to cross train enough to try a tri :-) That would spice things up a bit, no?

Gotta Run said...

Let me first say that you looked much slimmer this past weekend at the Clemson Tri. You have lost weight and it shows.

Second, I would say that you have to put the miles in. There is no way around this when it comes to event day. Find something that will motivate you to stay on track so that you increase those numbers. The more time that goes by will make it harder to reach the goals that you have set for your Marathon.

Running is a mind game.... you can turn it into a fun one if you want. Set a goal for this week alone. Your blog is the best way to hold yourself accountable.

You can do it!!!... now get out there and RUN :) !!!

David said...

I'm totally with Robin on setting near-term goals and focusing on them. 10% increase in total mileage for a week, or :15 average pace increase over a week's runs, whatever. Distractions will help you find great reasons not to do your best in what you really want to do, so find your mental focus and use it to frame your training.

MaryGinder said...

Can you do a sprint triathlon? They are fun without being too grueling.

Bob Gentile said...

Great workout Jason, and awareness is half the battle so now that you are aware...ENJOY ur RUNS this WEEK!!

Keep up the great efforts & on ur future goal of a Triathlon!! Very Nice!

Scott said...

hey, just came across your blog and i look forward to keeping track of your progress. i'm shooting for my first marathon too. good luck!

J~Mom said...

Woohoo!! I hope you train for a tri so I can follow along! I am just starting to think about it!