Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Training Update

Sunday is my rest day, so I didn't do anything on Sunday other than about 300 crunches, but I'm not even counting that as a workout. Monday I went to yoga, but I was too tired Monday night to do my swimming and cycling. I felt horribly guilty about it, so I did it last night instead. Yesterday was a pretty grueling day - muscle conditioning during my lunch break, 10 mile bike ride and 1/2 swim in the evening. Tonight I have to run. I'm only scheduled to do 2 miles, but I think I'm going to shoot for 4. I am contemplating doing the St Louis half marathon...but it's just a little over 5 weeks away. So if I'm going to train for that, I really need to jump in and get going. We'll see how running goes the rest of this week and go from there. Regardless of whether I do St Louis or not, I am definitely doing the Trolley Run next month on the 26th. It's just 4 miles, so it won't be that bad.

Here are my workouts for this week so far:

Monday, March 9, 2009: 45 minute yoga class

Tuesday, March 10, 2009: muscle conditioning, 10 miles of cycling, 1/2 mile swim

I'm still frustrated that I'm not losing any weight....but I'm trying to get past that. I know that I am still doing great things for my body and at some point I really hope that some of this weight will start coming off. What I AM excited about is the fact that I'm getting involved and actually doing some races for the first time in my life - this is exciting to me! This is all new to me and I'm really enjoying taking on new challenges and adventures. :)


Dancing Sweet Pea said...

Awesome job on all the workouts Ashley! Maybe you aren't seeing a change on the scale because you're gaining muscle?!?! Keep up the great work!
Thanks for your encouragement yesterday too -- I really needed that! :)

SuperDave said...

Didn't do anything except 300 crunches????
I didn't do anything except sleep. haha
Be careful - 5 weeks isn't too much time to get ready for a half. Don't injure yourself.
You do have a great cardio base though. I think if you get to 10 miles before the 5 week period then the half is good to go.

SuperDave said...

aha it took it! You can recieve posts now...

AMC said...

Go Ashley go Ashley go!! :)

My dad and I used to do the Trolley Run together every year when I lived in KC. Have fun!!