Ward Willis

Ward Willis

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Head Trainer

The Week In Review, Hello Scale My Old Friend

  • Aug 5th, 2019 at 11:32PM

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Another week of Marathon training in the books. Here is how it went.

Monday - Beach Ready workout, Brisk walk
Tuesday - Beach Ready workout, MTB ride
Wednesday - Beach Ready workout, Brisk Walk
Thursday - Beach Ready workout, 5 mile run
Friday - Brisk walk, Yoga
Saturday - MTB ride
Sunday - 15 mile run

Last week I resolved to hit more strength work. Nailed it. But...that resulted in running a few less miles. I was also feeling the effects of the longer run last Sunday, so I tried to dial down some of the impact by running a bit less and walking more.

The tricky bit is more strength training shows up fantastically on the MTB, but can leave my legs cashed out on the longer runs. I think I've figured out the perfect balance: two strength days, two yoga days, two bike days, three run days.

I've been flirting with a tighter diet. Flirting no more! This week things get serious on the diet front. I have set my maintenance diet to strict, and the kitchen scale has been dusted off. 8 weeks to race Day. I need to lose just a wee bit of fluff as the miles creep up. My knees demand it!

Song of the Day: Father Mountain by Calexico and Iron & Wine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lonTMlvxhQA

 
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8 comments

Jim MattJim MattKenzai Member
Assistant Trainerabout 2 years ago

setting yourself up for success Wardo!


    Carol A.Carol A.Kenzai Member
    about 2 years ago

    Hi Ward๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ still crushing it I see... very nice๐Ÿ˜


      Jane N.Jane N.Kenzai Member
      about 2 years ago

      Love the experimentation here in order to view your plan very strategically. Sounds exhausting but super fun!


        Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
        about 2 years ago

        So hard to find that right balance of training but sounds like you are in tune with what your body needs/can handle. Keep nailing it!


          Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
          Trainerabout 2 years ago

          Iโ€™m a big fan of the two strength days, two bike days, three run days weekly routine. So are my knees.


            Kate H.Kate H.Kenzai Member
            about 2 years ago

            Love those scales and the full take on of the beloved diet. Go for it Ward, show us how it's done !


              Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
              about 2 years ago

              SCALE = commitment

              Goood on you

              Go Team go


                Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
                about 2 years ago

                SCALE = commitment

                Goood on you

                Go Team go


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