21 January 2012

Training Week Three and #TwitterRoadRace

This week was more normal, but I still need to get back to regular strength training asap. My knee is still feeling a little unhappy after skiing, and I'm overall exhausted. I'm pushing through it and am happy that this weekend had no plans other than the Saturday long run.

Sunday, January 15
Planned: Rest
Completed: 6 mile run
Technically this was Saturday's run, but I did it on Sunday because we went to SF with a visiting friend for the day on Saturday.

Monday, January 16
Planned: 3 mile run
Completed: 3 mile run
I tried to take this a little up tempo but felt like I was fighting hard for it. There was a chill in the air!

Tuesday, January 17
Planned: Cross training via indoor bike class
Completed: Cross training via indoor bike class
Good class, although not as hard as last Thursday's session. We did extended efforts in zone 2, zone 3 and out of the saddle + short sprints.

Wednesday, January 18
Planned: 6 mile run
Completed: 6 mile run
The run was great, it was beautiful and sunny outside. I stayed just under a 10 min/mile pace, which is where I wanted to be for that run. Happy day!

Thursday, January 19
Planned: 3 mile run
Completed: 20 minute warm up on the elliptical, abs + legs, Yoga
Moving the run to Sunday meant 4 days in a row of run/bike workouts, so I swapped today's short run for an easy elliptical warm up and added strength. Yoga was a nice wind down and stretch for my very inflexible self. I hear it gets easier over time.

Friday, January 20
Rest
This was much needed - I'm feeling exhausted lately. It might be allergies, or just that we've had so much going on. I'm not very good about letting one thing go to do another so I try to do it all. I'm betting many other runners and fitness fanatics out there have the same issue!

Saturday, January 21
Planned: 11 mile long run
Completed: 11 mile long run
This run started at Ocean Beach. We ran along the water for a while until the trail ended, and we attempted to keep going but ended up crossing random streets and in the sand. We turned around, ran back toward the car and did the last bit in Golden Gate park. It was fabulous! We need some good hill training, and the run in the park gave us a decent 2.5 mile uphill grade from miles 5.5 to 8. Also, I used my first 5K split as the #TwitterRoadRace time! It wasn't very good due to street crossings and our off-trail adventure, but it'll do.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the encouraging words and well done on your long run today. The beach sounds great, we have tons of snow here!

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  2. Thank you too, it was nice being along the beach. I still can't believe I live on a coast now (I'm from Ohio and just moved here.) I hope I never take it for granted!

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  3. Sounds like a great training week - congrats on the twitterroadrace too :)

    PS- you won my ellasport workout capri giveaway - head over to my blog!

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    1. Thanks for reading and for the giveaway - so pumped to get the capris!

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  4. Great job logging the miles! Apparently congratulations are in order for winning Bari's ellasport giveaway!

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    1. I'm so excited about the capris - thanks!

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