Vanilla’s Training Log 12-9-12

This is my first week of being running focused for my spring races; however, I still managed over four miles of swimming in my quest to attempt 5,000 yards next weekend. (More on that some other time).

Sunday:  10+ miles at Rollinsville, which is about 30 minutes from Boulder and starts at 8,500 feet.  Steady uphill on the way out, downhill coming back.  Beautiful mountain views!

The road in Rollinsville is along this train track heading towards the mountains.

Monday:  Easy 7.5 miles including 5*20 sec strides.  Weights in the afternoon.

Tuesday: Workout of 1600/400 recovery/2000, repeat twice.  Followed by 5*150 meters of strides with 150 meters easy.  Total mileage of about seven miles.  Private swim lesson in the evening for about 1,500 yards in a very chilly pool.

Wednesday: Very tired for most of the day.  Managed some weights, and then coached for about six miles consisting of strides and 5*4 mins with 2 mins rest.

Thursday:  Circuit class followed by 3,000 yards  in the pool.  Easy run of five miles in the evening with Team Newton (Newton Running) before attending a book signing by Ironman World Champion, Craig Alexander, held at the Newton store in Boulder.

I am speechless as Ironman World Champion, Craig Alexander, signs a copy of his book for me!

Friday:  3,600 yards in the pool.  Weights and core after.

Saturday:  Total of nine miles including a fartlek workout of 4 mins; 1 min steady, repeat 10 times for a total of 50 minutes of solid running.  Cold temps and wind forced my easy one hour ride to be on the trainer.  Watched “Old School”, so the time went by quickly!

Weekly Totals:

Running:  44.8 miles

Biking:  Errands around Boulder and one hour in the trainer

Swimming:  4.6 miles

Weight Training:  3 hours

Native Ohioan now living in Boulder, Colorado. I love to run, tri, train, eat good chocolate, drink good rum, and laugh (a lot). I am a CPA by trade and work for Newton Running.

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