Vanilla’s Training Log 3-1-15 to 3-7-15

It’s March already!  Time for spring!  Time for March Madness–both in basketball and in training.  This is the month to really start focusing on the New Orleans 70.3 in April!

3/1:  Still pretty cold outside, so indoors was the only option.  25 miles on the trainer + 15 miles at race pace.  It was challenging, but I got through it.  I tried not to freak out at the stats as I pedaled.  I needed a cool down after, so I got in 3 easy miles after.  Later in the evening, I managed some light weights then 3.25 in 25 mins.

3/2:  5 months to Ironman Boulder!!  Got out for 3.5 super easy, no watch miles around 2:00 in the afternoon.  Not sure I could call this jogging since it was more like shuffling.

3/3:  Double Run!  7.15 in the morning with 10 quarters (quarter rest after each interval).  Finally getting down to 6:00 pace.  Coached in the evening which was tough since another snow storm moved in.  We had to modify the workout and run short hills instead since it was the least icy and snowy part of the road.  We had a big turnout and everyone braved the conditions.  Total daily mileage = 11.3 miles

3/4:  Weights then 5.05 miles in just under 40 minutes.  1,900m swim at lunch.

3/5:  Weights/core then 5.15 miles in 37:12 with 3.25 in 22:12.  Decided to jump out of my comfort zone and join a master’s swim class later that night.  Yikes!  I was last in my lane, but I got pushed, and I was exhausted after all of the intervals.

3/6:  4.15 miles @ 8:26 avg in the morning after some light core work.  Joined my co-workers in a spin workout at lunch.  Focus on cadence and short sprints.

3/7:  This was my OCD exercise day, and I’m not sure if I’m proud of all I accomplished or should be worried I have a problem?  Here goes:  weights/core before heading out for 6.15 miles @ 7:50 pace. Not sure why I was so speedy when it was supposed to be an easier run, so I just went with it.  It was fairly warm, so after a 2 hour rest, I headed out for 16+ on my bike.  After 3 more hours of rest, I hit the pool for 2,650 yds.  I had a big dinner that night!

Weekly Totals:

Running:  38.55 miles

Biking:  59.8 miles + 1 hour spin

Swimming:  4.18 miles

Weights:  2+ 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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