Vanilla’s Training Log 4-5-15 to 4-11-15

Last hard week before the New Orleans 70.3!  Doubts and uncertainty are starting to set in, but I’m also ready for it to be over with.

4/5:  48 miles on the bike.  It was awful.  I had no cadence, and I just felt off.  I couldn’t wait for the ride to be over with!  6 easy miles in the evening before a big Easter dinner.

4/6:  Rest day.  Went to a bar with my friend, Amanda, to watch the NCAA National Championship.

4/7:  Ate way too much junk food the night before, so I was a little unsure about my planned workout.  2mins/4mins/2mins/4mins by 2.  2 minute intervals sub 6:30, 4 minute intervals sub 6:50.  Surprisingly, I felt great!  6.8 miles in 48:38, then 1.5 mile cooldown.  Some weights later, then 5.5 as part of coaching in the evening.

4/8:  45 minutes on the bike with 10 x 1 minute faster than race pace.  Took whatever rest I needed.  Legs were trashed.  2,750m swim in the evening.

4/9: 30 minutes of weights, then 30 minutes on the trainer.  Legs were pretty trashed, so I barely made it 9 miles.  It was nice to flush out the legs and go easy.  Workout at night:  4.5 miles in just over 30 minutes!  Felt controlled and comfortable.  Ended up with 8.3 miles in 60:00.

4/10:  Up early to help with a Newton photo shoot.  Who knows, maybe I’ll get famous?  Ha!  I was able to get in 3.5 miles after we finished.  Swim of 2,250 after weights to end the day.

4/11:  Subbed for a coach at my running group’s long run.  Ran 8.5 miles with a woman aged 67 who ran her first half last year in just over 2 hours!  The miles flew by since we chatted about all sorts of things.  I wish that if I do reach that age, I can continue to be active and run.  After we finished, I added on about 2 more miles to get to 10+ for the day.  I had my last long swim before New Orleans, and I hit the pool that night for 3,000m.

Weekly Totals

Running:  41.75 miles

Biking:  71 miles

Swimming:  4.97 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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