weekly review

1 - 7 September: A week in review

Goals for last week:

  • Swim at least once
  • Run at least twice

Thu: Ran from Clovelly Beach to just North of Bondi Beach via the coastal path, and back. A beautiful but hilly route in cool weather, giving a pretty much perfect run of around 7km including warm up.
Sun: A repeat of the previous Sunday's effort, a bit more running this time - another 15km run/walk.

So, one goal met, one goal failed - no swimming at all in Australia

With Australia over, it's time to get back to normal. Early indications are that this week will just about get me back on track, I should achieve 3 runs, even if not 2 swims, and I hope to return to normal training sessions from next week.

This week is an oncall week, so I'm keeping my goals realistic (going for a run or a swim after work is much less practical, for example)

Goals for this week:

  • Run three times
  • Swim once
  • Do some work on Wordpress plugins!
  • Produce a new training schedule - this has been a missed goal several times

18 - 31 August: A fortnight in review

Goals for last week:

  • Swim Twice.
  • Do two lots of 30 mins constant running.
  • Long run in Australia on Sunday or Monday
  • Dedicate some time to thinking about my schedule to include classes (spinning, pilates), and types of training (tempo, interval, easy, etc.) and how to optimise to achieve my goals
  • Pack swim and run kit

Mon: Swam 30 mins
Tue: Ran 30 mins
Wed: Swam 40 mins - followed by gym
Thu: Ran 30 mins

Mon: Ran/walked 14km (including 1km warm up beforehand) - very scrappy run though, probably due to poor nutrition and hydration, the effects of 24 hours in flight, and warm afternoon weather. Walked up the hills, and had to walk for a bit as so tired. Lowish heartrate suggests lack of energy.
Thu: Ran 7km continuously.
Sun: Ran/walked 15 km

Goals for next week:

  • Swim at least once
  • Run at least twice

Ok, nothing amazing, but being on holiday with plenty to do does shift the focus somewhat! I have managed to do plenty of reading, at least, so should be able to come up with some training schedules soon.

11-17 August: A week in review

Goals for last week:

  • Swim Twice.
  • Do two lots of 30 mins constant running.
  • Do 10-11km long run at the weekend.
  • Book a swimming coach.

Mon: Swam 30 mins
Tue: Ran 30 mins - to Putney Bridge, across, and then back
Wed: Swam 30 mins
Thu: Ran 30 mins - to Putney Bridge, across, and then back
Sat: First consultation session with SwimForTri - one hour in endless pool deconstructing my technique
Sun: Ran 11.5km in one hour in one go (plus 1km warm up beforehand) - very pleased with this result, with 8 weeks to go before my half-marathon, looks like sub 2hr is not a completely insane goal.

So, another pretty successful week!

I'm flying to Australia on Friday night, so not sure how the weekend's long run will happen, but I'll be on holiday, so should have plenty of time for running and swimming

Goals for this week:

  • Swim Twice.
  • Do two lots of 30 mins constant running.
  • Long run in Australia on Sunday or Monday
  • Dedicate some time to thinking about my schedule to include classes (spinning, pilates), and types of training (tempo, interval, easy, etc.) and how to optimise to achieve my goals
  • Pack swim and run kit

A week in review

Goals for last week:

  • Swim Twice.
  • Do two lots of 30 mins constant running.
  • Do 9-10km long run at the weekend.
  • Go to see some of the London Triathlon.

Mon: Swim 30 mins
Tue: Ran 30 mins - to Putney Bridge, across, and then back
Thu: Ran 30 mins - to Barnes Bridge, across, and then back
Fri: Swam 30 mins, then 30 mins gym
Sat: went to see some of the London Triathlon
Sun: Ran 50 mins in one go (10km including warm up) - it really rained on this run, which may have cooled me down and actually improved my performance!

So, a pretty successful week!

Goals for this week:

  • Swim Twice.
  • Do two lots of 30 mins constant running.
  • Do 10-11km long run at the weekend.
  • Book a swimming coach.

I might also do some thinking about whether two 30 mins constant running is the best use of two training sessions - maybe an interval session could replace one of them.

4-10 Aug: A week in review

Goals for last week:

  • Swim Twice.
  • Do two lots of 30 mins constant running.
  • Do 9-10km long run at the weekend.
  • Go to see some of the London Triathlon.

Mon: Swim 30 mins
Tue: Ran 30 mins - to Putney Bridge, across, and then back
Thu: Ran 30 mins - to Barnes Bridge, across, and then back
Fri: Swam 30 mins, then 30 mins gym
Sat: went to see some of the London Triathlon
Sun: Ran 50 mins in one go (10km including warm up) - it really rained on this run, which may have cooled me down and actually improved my performance!

So, a pretty successful week!

Goals for this week:

  • Swim Twice.
  • Do two lots of 30 mins constant running.
  • Do 10-11km long run at the weekend.
  • Book a swimming coach.

I might also do some thinking about whether two 30 mins constant running is the best use of two training sessions - maybe an interval session could replace one of them.

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