Vanilla’s Training Log 3-22-15 to 3-28-15

Hello Salties!  What happened?  I have fallen off the training log wagon again, and it happened without warning.  Here’s my attempt to catch up!

3/22: Double brick of 20 mile ride/3 mile run.  It was pretty chilly, so I opted to do the workout inside.  First ride of 20 miles was just over 18 mph and felt fairly easy.  Run after was 3 miles in 22:56 with just about 3 minutes of transition time in between.  Second ride was slightly faster, but the first 3 and last 3 miles were rough.  Got through it and transitioned in just about 2 minutes.  Surprisingly, the next run felt better and finished it in 22:46.  I was pretty tired for the rest of the day and spent most of the day resting and watching reality TV!  Great way to relax on a Sunday afternoon.

3/23:  Weights in the evening.  Legs were pretty tired from yesterday, and my appetite was out of control!

3/24:  Total of 7.45 miles with 10 x 1 minute pickups between 5:50-6:00 pace.  Felt hard but not impossible.  21+ miles on the bike in the evening with 5 miles > race pace.  My legs were trashed that night!

3/25:  Dark, gray & rainy morning in Colorado, which is somewhat unusual.  Tough time getting out of my, but I dragged myself out of bed for a recovery ride with some core work before.  I couldn’t even ride 16 mph, which was ok since it meant that my legs worked hard the day before.  Evening swim of 2,600m.  I needed the water on my legs.

3/26:  7 miles in the morning with 4 @ 27:17.  Pace felt comfortable, but I really need to start pushing myself on these pace/tempo runs.  Not sure why I am so hesitant?  I ended up coaching in the evening as a sub for another coach, so I got in an additional 5.4 miles.  Helped the group with their 25 minute marathon pace run, which turned into a fartlek since I ran around and helped others.  Fun time helping out people.

3/27:  Met up with my friend Cathy and her dog for an early morning trail run.  7 miles in 1:10 complete with a sunrise.  Evening weights and 2,000m swim followed by drinks!

3/28:  Weights before meeting a friend for part of her long run.  I got in 12.3 miles in nearly 80 degree weather!  3,000m swim in the evening.  Long day!

Weekly Totals:

Running:  45.15 miles  (highest mileage week in a long time)!

Biking:  73.45 miles

Swimming:  4.72 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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  1. I love watching reality TV after a hard day’s work of running. In fact, it sometimes motivates my workouts to get done, haha. Keep up the great work!