March 2–8, 2013: Days 27–33, Bike, Run, Strength, Run, Bike, Run, Strength, Rest

March 2–8, 2013: Days 27–33, Bike, Run, Strength, Run, Bike, Run, Strength, Rest

The last time I published a similarly titled post I was letting you know about an injury and my upcoming span of off days. Not this time. That is, no injuries here! I’m just taking these days off blogging about my adventures. Thus, please find my plan below for days 27 through 33 out of 56 of Hal Higdon’s 10K Novice Program.

Time: Varied

Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3

Music: Varied

  • March 2, Day 27: Bike (recumbent): 50 minutes
  • March 3, Day 28: Run (elliptical): 60 minutes
  • March 4, Day 29: Strength
  • March 5, Day 30: Run (elliptical): 45 minutes
  • March 6, Day 31: Bike (recumbent): 40 minutes
  • March 7, Day 32: Run (elliptical): 30 minutes + Strength
  • March 8, Day 33: Off

Oh, and I’ll most likely be doing some recreational swimming as well. And, of course, things might change a bit especially days 27 and 32. See you next Saturday, March 9!!! :-D

February 28, 2013: Day 25, Run

Run

This was day 25 out of 56 of Hal Higdon’s 10K Novice Program which called for a two mile run and strengthening. Using a multiplier of 15 minutes per mile, I ran on the elliptical cross-trianer for 30 minutes.

Time: Afternoon

Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3

Music: Workout III playlist

Run (elliptical): 30 minutes @ level 8

Note: As per usual these fine days, “Felt good, felt strong.” Used this workout as a warmup for strengthening.

February 26, 2013: Day 23, Run

Run

This was day 23 out of 56 of Hal Higdon’s 10K Novice Program which called for a three mile run. Using a multiplier of 15 minutes per mile, I ran on the elliptical cross-trianer for 45 minutes.

Time: Evening

Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3

Music: Workout I playlist

Run (elliptical): 45:06 minutes @ level 8

Heart Rate Average (AVG): 152 bpm

Maximum Heart Rate (MAX): 166 bpm

Note: Two words, “ON FIRE!!!” Seriously, it’s workouts like these that make all the other more humdrum ones worth their weight in gold.

February 24, 2013: Day 21, Run

Run

This was day 21 out of 56 of Hal Higdon’s 10K Novice Program which called for a four mile run. Using a multiplier of 15 minutes per mile, I ran on the elliptical cross-trianer for one hour.

Time: Morning

Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3

Podcast: Software Test Podcast

Run (elliptical): 60 minutes @ levels 3–6

  • 10 minutes @ level 3
  • 50 minutes @ level 6

Heart Rate Average (AVG): 147 bpm

Maximum Heart Rate (MAX): 159 bpm

Note: I’m seriously loving my elliptical “runs”, recumbent biking, and weightlifting. Especially since I’m getting my heart rate up, sweating a lot, and strengthening my muscles six days per week—yet not breaking myself. That is, the indoor training I have been doing has allowed me to workout more consistently than any other period of time I can remember in the past. Yay!

Polar FT1 BlackOh, and speaking of heart rate, today was the first day I used my Polar FT1 heart rate monitor. Hence the newly added AVG and MAX stats. What a wonderful tool! Super simple to use, inexpensive, and I will eventually use it to perform heart monitor training to help optimize my workouts.

February 21, 2013: Day 18, Run

Run

This was day 18 out of 56 of Hal Higdon’s 10K Novice Program which called for a two mile run and weightlifting. Using a multiplier of 15 minutes per mile, I ran on the elliptical cross-trianer for 30 minutes. Weights will be for tonight.

Time: Morning

Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3

Music: Workout II playlist

Run (elliptical): 30 minutes @ levels 3–8

  • 10 minutes @ level 3
  • 20 minutes @ level 9

Note: Felt good, felt strong, lots of healthy sweat, and still no injuries! :-D

February 19, 2013: Day 16, Run

Run

This was day 16 out of 56 of Hal Higdon’s 10K Novice Program which called for a 2.5 mile run. Using a multiplier of 15 minutes per mile, I ran on the elliptical cross-trianer for 38 minutes.

Time: Morning

Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3

Podcast: Software Test Podcast

Run (elliptical): 38 minutes @ levels 3–7

  • 10 minutes @ level 3
  • 28 minutes @ level 7

Note: Felt good, felt strong. Sweat a bunch.

February 17, 2013: Day 14, Run

Run

This was day 14 out of 56 of Hal Higdon’s 10K Novice Program which called for a 3.5 mile run. Using a multiplier of 15 minutes per mile, I ran on the elliptical cross-trianer for 53 minutes.

Time: Morning

Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3

Podcast: Software Test Podcast

Run (elliptical): 53 minutes @ levels 3–6

  • 10 minutes @ level 3
  • 43 minutes @ level 6

Note: Felt good, felt strong even though my “run” time was a lot longer than usual. Sweat a whole lot.