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It was bound to happen..

25 Jan

After thinking that I was going to not catch the stomach flu that everyone else has had, I woke up Sunday morning feeling pretty weak. By noon I was full-on sick and not able to keep anything down – this resulted in me doing nothing but laying in bed ALL day long. As I was laying in bed, the only thing I kept thinking was that I had been so excited to be able to go run my 8 miles outside and now that wasn’t going to happen. Yesterday morning I felt a little better, but was still pretty tired and I could tell my body didn’t appreciate having nothing to eat or drink for almost 24 hours. I had planned on making up my 8 miles last night and then going to spinning class, but I only got in 4 and headed to bed early. On a good note, I’m feeling better today and plan on heading to the track for a little bit after work to get some more time in my spikes before Saturday’s track meet. I will also have to get in my hill workout and possibly some time on the bike.

Last week’s stats:

1/17      Bike – 60 min Easy
                Run – 1 mile easy off bike
                XT – Strong class 60 min

1/18       Run – 4 mi  – 37:00 (easy warm up and cool down)
                 Hills – 8 x 7% @ 9mph (20 sec) 2 min recovery

1/19       Bike  LT – 3 x 5 min w/2.5 min recovery (HR 182, 185, 187)
                 Bike – 40 min (warm up and cool down)

1/20       Run – 7.1 mi easy  1:06:01 (9:17 pace)    

1/21        Run – 4 mi – 37:00 (easy warm up and cool down)  
                  Run – Hills 8 x 7.5% @ 9mph (20 sec) 2 min recovery

1/22        XT – Pilates 60 mins

Totals:    Run – 20.1 mi
                  Bike – 2 hours
                  XT – 2 hours

Hopefully I can get back to my regular schedule starting today! I really don’t like missing workouts.

Picked these up on my Saturday shopping trip!

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26

17 Jan

This week was my longest mileage week ever! 26 wonderful miles actually felt easier than the 12-15 I’m normally used to doing. I also bought some new laces (Yankz) and stopped using my orthotic insoles… I might have the happiest legs/feet in the world!! Sunday was also my best training run to date – 8 miles of pure enjoyment 🙂 Its the longest run I’ve had so far and the first time I’ve ran with no pain whatsoever. I’m hoping I have many more days like that! Here’s how the rest of the week went:

1/10   Bike – 1.5 hour easy
1/11    Hills – 8 x 20 sec (9mph, 7% incline) 3:00 recovery
             2 mi warm up & 2 mi cool down (9:15 pace)
1/12   Bike LT – 5 min @ 182 bpm, 2.5 min rec, 5 min @ 185  bpm
             20 min w/u, 20 min c/d
1/13   Easy Run – 7 mi @ 9:15 (5 min walk every 3 miles)
1/14   Hills – 8 x 20 sec (9 mph, 7% incline) 2:00 recovery
             2 mi w/u, 2 mi c/d (9:15 pace)
1/15    Bike – 1.5 hours easy (150 bpm)
1/16    Long Run – 8 mi (5 min walk every 3 miles)

Totals:    Run – 26 miles
                  Bike – 4 hours
            

This week will be much of the same workouts, but I’m going to try and add some pilates and strong classes on my lighter days.