Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back to training

Last night, I did 4 miles on the treadmill. I did a slow mile, then 10 minutes at 8 pace, a slow half mile, and then 10 more minutes at 8 pace. My lungs are still a bit congested, but I got through this run OK.

This morning, I started my next lifting cycle. Starting a new cycle with new lifts usually means I'll end up sore for a few days the first week. I was really well adapted to the last cycle by the time it was over, but now it feels like I'm starting over.

This morning I did barbell clean presses, barbell front squat/push presses, barbell reverse lunges, wide grip cable rows, dumbbell bench presses, side planks and reverse woodchops. By the time I was done, I was shaking from fatigue. I can already tell that I'll be sore tomorrow.

I'm hoping to run an easy 4 miler after work today, but my wife is busy and I don't know if I can find the time to fit the run in. The next two days, I'm hoping to do longer runs - 90 minutes or so on Wednesday and 2 hours on Thursday. After that, I'll lift on Friday and maybe do a short run.

All of this assumes I feel healthy enough to do the workouts. I'm still not 100%, but after not running for 9 days and not lifting for almost two weeks, it was time to get moving again.

We've been having typical crazy March weather in VT. Saturday, it was warm and we had spring conditions on the mountain. Saturday night, it rained hard and then the termperature briefly went below freezing. So, the snow was harder on Sunday, but things eventually warmed up. Yesterday, we got 5" of snow. Today, it's supposed to hit the mid-40s. Tonight, it's supposed to pour all night and there are flood watches posted statewide. Then, things start to get cold again. By Friday morning, the temperature will be in the single digits. It will be at least a month before I take the snow tires off my car.


Laurel said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend! Bronchitis can really hang on for a long time if you aren't careful. Make sure you listen to your body and don't do too much too soon. You've got plenty of time to get ready for Western States.

Damon said...

It feels like the race is only a week or two away and I haven't started training yet. But, I'm in pretty decent shape right now, so I'm not in a panic. I am trying to be careful about how I feel and how hard I work.

Your next 100 is closer than mine!