Pepper’s Cross Training Log 8-26-12

Yet another week of no running. Early in the week I had dreams of a fall comeback in my head as the heel seemed like perhaps it was feeling better, but by Thursday it was apparent it was a fluke. So more cycling and swimming for this girl.

Monday- Evening swim with the boyfriend and some of his Masters swimming buds. I held on for dear life and completed the workout. 2000 yards with some intervals and I was working hard.

Tuesday-Mostly rest though the boyfriend and I ventured out to the local disc golf course for a bit of disc throwing action

Wednesday-Commute to and from work 24ish miles

Thursday-About 90 minutes of off roading on a cyclo cross bike. Spent time practicing skills, riding a loop course, and getting familiar with my friends bike and egg beater pedals. With the prospect of no run races this fall I’ve decided to see if I like cyclo cross. Can’t say I fell in love with this first training session, but I did have fun and it was a good workout even though I am pretty sure I could have run more miles in the time than I actually rode.

Friday-Rest

Saturday-Rest

Sunday- 50 minutes of cyclo cross practice, skills and a bit of riding, added two more bruises to the mix with two minor crashes.

2000 meter swim with the boyfriend, and two others we just met as we circled swam 4 to a lane because other “swimmers” needed a lane to literally talk our entire workout. Seriously, go hit the hot tub for chat time! I am always in awe of how rude people are at the pool when rules are all over making it clear you should share lanes etc.

Cyclo-Cross Graves Park 2006
I practiced this maneuver like a gazillion times and have two new shiny bruises to prove it! (Photo credit: johnthescone)
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A gal on a mission to save Cuyahoga County streams one storm water facility at a time. An ex runner of many facets including marathons, pacing, ultras and more. Chronic left side issues have me cycling more than running these days but I'm attempting to get back to my running roots.

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