One of the things I wanted to start doing in the New Year was to start a weekly "sweat report" listing all of my activities for the past week. I was great about this when I was doing marathon training, but since I haven't been following a set plan I haven't been talking about my workouts as much as I would like to on the blog. Sweating is what this blog is supposed to be about after all!
I know I enjoy reading other people's weekly workouts because they inspire me! And they also remind me that even the toughest of people are only human and miss a workout or take a rest day. Hopefully my weekly sweat report will do the same for whoever is reading (and cares). If anything, it will be a good way for me to keep track of how I am progressing with my goals for the year.
1/1/12 - 1/7/12
To start things off with a boom, I really didn't do much the first week of the year. I was sick with the stomach flu, which really sucked. From Sunday - Friday, I was pretty much in the bed. On Saturday I walked 4.31 miles outside (hilly neighborhood) in 1:10 (16:16 pace - this is actually a brisk walking pace for me and my short legs).
1/8/12 - 1/14/12
Sunday - Rest. Believe it or not I was sore from my walk. I think it was the fact that I layed in bed for a week before going on a long, hilly walk.
Monday - First sweat of the year. Rode 15 miles on the indoor trainer in 1:07 (13.4 mph pace).
Tuesday - Rest (I had a chiropractor appointment after work so honestly I didn't have time).
Wednesday - Ran on the treadmill at the gym for 3.5 miles in 39 minutes (11:11 pace): walked .25, ran 3 miles, walked .25. I felt out of shape. Then I lifted weights and did some core work for 45 minutes. It felt good to flex my muscles but I felt like I was going to be sore the next day.
Thursday - Rode 12 miles on the indoor trainer in 59 minutes (12.1 mph). This was my first ride with my new cycling shoes! The pair I wore on this ride was a little too small.
Saturday - Rode 10 miles on the indoor trainer in 53 minutes (11.4 mph pace). I tried a larger size shoe on this ride. They are too big. I sent both pairs back and ordered the half size from another place. They better work :)
And now for the Zipfizz winners...
There were 37 entries. The first number that Random.org generated was #23. The second number that Random.org generated was #27 (I usually do screen shots of the numbers that Random.org generates, but I'm feeling particularly lazy right now so you're just going to have to trust me!).
Comment #23 belonged to Mary (no blog to link to when I click on your name). Comment #27 belonged to Clarinda! Ladies, please e-mail me with a mailing address and I will forward it onto the friendly folks at Zipfizz and they will get your prize on the way!