Weekly Training Summary (83.45 miles / 12:48:01)

A Day in the Life8 Comments

Across the board, it was a “most of the season” kind of week. Got the most miles, most time, and most elevation. It was good to be back after the rest week to allow myself to push the numbers up. Frankly, the big motivator was the month…who’s the jerk that only put 28 days in February? I should have realized February was short back in January when I set 250 as my monthly minimum. So I had some miles to chase this week but I didn’t just do them as junk. Had a pretty decent week.

Mon – 15M treadmill in 2 sessions

Tues – 15M treadmill in 2 sessions

Wed – Green Mountain from 29th Street

Thurs – Steady (Tempo) 10M

Fri – Slow 11M

Sat – Green Mountain x 2

Sun – Easy (Recovery) 9M

Put your brain on. Let’s continue with the Performance Management Graph for the weekly summary.

Performance Management Chart 2010-02-28

Last: CTL = 75 / ATL = 98 / TSB = -23

This: CTL = 88 / ATL = 124 / TSB = -36

Those 2+ hour efforts really form the peaks in the ATL. Happy about the jump there. Going for a spike and saw it. CTL just follows along slowly. But happy that its once again highest of the season after the small dip during rest week. TSB fell of course. Should push that back into the -40s next week and hopefully -50s during the last week of the period.

This tool allows you to put in your event target date and then see how you can taper so you get TSB back to 0 by the day of your event. In the graph this week, I went out 7 days. You see that if I did nothing that week, I would get back to -10. Not zero. This taper for Boston is going to be rigorously managed but I hope I can do it correctly.

Nothing hurts. Bulletproof.

  • georgezack

    Well about that taper thingie … I am not sure that zero is the “perfect” number … there are other things to consider, as you certainly know.

  • kerrie

    that’s a solid weekly total. i don’t even think i could get that for the month right now. but i’m all for trying to make up for that in one day. i’m going to be over on your side of town running in the a.m. (9:30ish) unless it’s super shitty. so if you want company for a long-ish run, let me know.

    • Thanks! I am moving my long run to Tuesday this week because of a few factors (weather, errands, meeting, etc.). Likely looping Union Reservoir in the AM. Could meet you out there. I usually do something like the map shown here.

      http://connect.garmin.com/activity/25517176

  • Thanks! I am moving my long run to Tuesday this week because of a few factors (weather, errands, meeting, etc.). Likely looping Union Reservoir in the AM. Could meet you out there. I usually do something like the map shown here.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/25517176