Training Goals: 7/20 – 7/26

7/13 – 7/19, 2009 Recap

Monday: Weights + Elliptical. – Partial Success. Due to school constraints, I only got about 30 minutes of strength in & no cardio.

Tuesday: Either hill repeats or track. – Partial Success – I did a 3 mile track workout + 2 mile walk

Wednesday: PM bike ride + short weight circuit. – Complete Fail. Due to traffic + school, I did not have time for a workout on Wednesday.

Thursday: Optional AM 3 mile run + PM yoga – Complete Success – I did a 4 mile run + PM yoga

Friday: swim (1200+ yds) + trail run – Complete Success – 1200 yd swim + 8.7 mile trail run

Saturday: swim/bike brick – potentially an open water swim. – Complete Success: 15ish minute open water swim followed by 6.2 mile bike followed by 0.3 mile run.

Sunday: long run – 14 milesΒ  – Complete Success – 14 miles in 2:19 or so.Β  My garmin got turned off at some point, and I lost some miles/time so am piecing together the first 10.25 miles from JM’s records (10.25 miles in 1:39 or so – FAST!) and the last 3.75 miles from my own records (39:55 – not as fast). Overall pace of approximately 9:56. I would just like to point out that Sunday’s long training run of 14 miles was more than 6 minutes faster than my first half marathon RACE. Am suddenly feeling like a rock star. A rock star that ate too much pizza Sunday afternoon. πŸ™‚

This week was a fantastic week for me. For the first time EVER, I had a 30 mile week. I also completed my first open water swim, and had a great brick on Saturday. Although I have one failed workout day, most days were better than planned, and I’m feeling really strong and fast.

I just want to throw some major props to my workout friends who not only run further than they planned but also to those that are major inspirations! I love you guys and wouldn’t be nearly as dedicated if it wasn’t for you. Love you PBRs!

July 20 – July 26, 2009 (edited a bit Monday afternoon)

Monday: strength/elliptical – same old, same old

Tuesday: AM tempo run (5 miles) + PM bike

Wednesday: AM swim (*fingers crossed*) + PM yoga in the park (North Park blocks, 6:30, by the elephants – be there or be sucktastic)

Thursday: AM easy run (3 miles) + PM regular yoga

Friday: swim (1300 yds) + trail run (8 miles)

Saturday: open water swim + bike

Sunday: long run (15 miles)

8 responses to “Training Goals: 7/20 – 7/26

  1. Guess I’m sucktastic! Sorry chica I’ll be driving the henious 10 hours to Cali on Wednesday.

    As I said in my last comment, you are inspiring! I completely agree that the PBR’s totally ROCK! You are getting soooo speedy…look at that fast long run.

    Looks like you have a great week ahead of you. Wish I could be at yoga, maybe next time she holds it.

    • Since you’re drive is sucktastic, I guess that means you aren’t. πŸ™‚

      Can you do farmer’s market lunch tomorrow?

  2. Any week in which the words “great brick” appear is a total success week in my book! Yay you! Look at all the milestones you’re just blowing by. How totally fun.

    • It’s a pretty exciting year! By the end of this week, I will have hit a total of 500 miles in one calendar year – and am super excited about that.

      It’s so awesome to have a great online AND in-person support/inspiration group. πŸ™‚

  3. I am jealous of the beer and pizza. I should move closer. Can we talk about that for a few more months and then make me actually do it?

    • You should move closer! Since my ‘hood is the red-headed bastard stepchild of Portland, we have a lot of places with cheaper rent than down-town. Our public transportation is spotty, but it’s probably better than where you are now! And we have lots of parks! and a pirate festival! and beer! and pizza! and we’re across the bridge from Forest Park!

      I will come pack your stuff & help you move immediately. πŸ™‚

  4. Whoa, watc out. You ARE getting fast.
    it’s so cool to see all that hard work pay off for you!! Keep it up! Sounds like your doing something right.

    • I am still not sure I believe Sarah’s info – although I was certainly exhausted enough yesterday to have run that far that fast!

      I am feeling so strong & fantastic right now, and it’s hard to not push HARDER. Good thing grad school is keeping me so busy – otherwise I might have the time to push too hard & get injured.

      I am super pumped for our (12 months away) Xterra tri-! I’ve already told the architect that we will be mt. biking all winter. He’s planning out some tortuous routes. πŸ™‚