Vanilla’s Training Log 3-15-14 to 3-21-14

Well…it’s happened again… I’ve fallen behind with my training logs!  Ugh!  Better later than never, right?  This week was a real confidence booster since I hit 3 milestones in my training:  50+ mile ride, sub 20:00 for 3 miles and 3,000m swim.  My race is coming up quickly!

3/15:  52+ on the bike with my friend, Eddie.  It was 75 and sunny with NO wind!  This ride made me remember why I love cycling so much.  I also started working on my Colorado tan lines!  Around 5:00, I headed out for an easy 4 miles before heading out to dinner.

3/16:  I rode my bike home from work since I had left it there after our last spin workout.  It was 80 outside, and it was a nice way to enjoy the weather and still rest.  Did some core and stretching when I got home.

3/17:  Total of 6.2 miles with 3 miles at 19:47!  Finally!  I broke 20:00!  Coached later that evening and ended up with 4.8 miles.  Beer after for St. Paddy’s Day!

3/18:  3,100m swim before work.  I haven’t swam that far in way over a year.  My appetite was out of control throughout the day, and I couldn’t get enough to eat.  Weights in the evening followed by 4.4 miles in 35:00.

3/19:  25 minutes at goal half pace (ended up 3.65 miles = 6:50 average).  Total of 6.3 miles.  Bike workout in the evening.  Race pace for 90 seconds every 5 minutes starting at 15 minutes and doing this until reaching 50 minutes.  Tough workout!

3/20:  Easy brick:  45 minutes on the bike then 20 minute run.  Weights in the evening followed by 1,850m swim.

3/21:  Group run with my coaching group–headed down to Denver.  Ran mostly with one girl for about 9.5 miles, then I added on to get to just over 11 miles.  Weights in the afternoon + 2,100m swim.  BIG dinner that night!

Weekly Totals:

Running:  39.55–finally broke the 38 rut I’ve been in

Biking:  86.45 miles

Swimming:  4.38 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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