Oregano’s Training Log – 12.27.2014

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Happy Almost New Year! I  apologize for the three week mega-recap below, and the associated past three weeks which had no recap until now. I am pleased to say that as of Friday, (the evening of which I spent home alone: built a fire, got a glass of wine and a book and basked), life is back to a manageable number of activities.

I have organized the past three weeks by theme. One week of preparing for my winter half marathon, and then two weeks of letting myself off the hook to do whatever I felt inclined to do. I think this was the best part of racing so close to christmas. While it was a bit stressful at the time, (I don’t recommend playing a show scheduled to go past 11pm the night before a race), it took the pressure off training for the past two weeks, which were quite busy with Christmas themed activities.

Week of 12.7-12.12, Theme: Light Taper

Sunday (12/7): All day in Seattle for a show at Benaroya Hall, got back at 1:30am. . .

Monday (12/8): PTO! Run 7 miles.

Tuesday (12/9): Work Holiday Party #1. Run 5 miles.

Wednesday (12/10): Run 5 miles.

Thursday (12/11): Run 5.5 miles.

Friday (12/12): Work Holiday Party #2. Pre-Race PT appointment. Run 5.5 miles.

Saturday (12/13): Livewire Radio Show!

Total Mileage:

     Run: 28 miles

Week of 12.14-12.20, Theme: Race and Recovery

Sunday (12/14): Holiday Half Marathon – Details Forthcoming! Run: 13.5 miles

Monday (12/15): Recovery Day

Tuesday (12/16): Recovery Day

Wednesday (12/17): Run: 5.5 miles

Thursday (12/18): Run: 4 miles

Friday (12/19): Run: 6 miles (and played a show at the Aladdin Theater)

Saturday (12/20): Celebratory first day of Christmas Break. No running.

Total Mileage: 

Run: 29 miles

Week of 12.21-12.27, Theme: Have Fun and Do Whatever I Want. . .

Sunday (12/21): Annual Caroling Run with my 14+ year friend, and 6+ year roommate Katy, Run: 5 miles (while singing), Bike: 11 miles on trainer

Monday (12/22): Run: 6 miles

Tuesday (12/23): Run: 6 miles

Wednesday (12/24): Family and Friends!

Thursday (12/25): (see above)

Friday (12/26): Run: 8 miles (trail)

Saturday (12/27): Bike: 15.5 miles on trainer

Total Mileage:

Bike: 26.5 miles

       Run: 25 miles

I'm a proud resident of Portlandia, ex-running store employee, pulmonary emboli conquerer and connoisseur of high fives. I write about running community, trail running/training and anything else that grabs my immediate interest. I'm currently running for fun with my crazy friends - no races on the horizon YET.

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