Vanilla’s Training Log 5-3-15 to 5-9-15

Catching up on another week in May!

5/3:  Colorado Half Marathon. Decided to run a half about an hour north from my house.  I ran a 1:35–first in my AG.  I felt OK, and being that most of the course was downhill, I was hoping to go a little faster.  But… it was 2 weeks after New Orleans, and I barely slept the night before.  I had to wake up at 3 am to drive an hour north to catch a shuttle bus to the start.  (The course was point to point). I was just tired and unmotivated.  The course went through some really pretty canyon areas and a city park.  I had 2 slow miles towards the end when the half course merged with the 10K course, and there was little room to maneuver around most of the 10K participants who were walking by this time.  Overall, not my favorite race, and I probably won’t run it again.

5/4:  Easy weights and core work.

5/5:  HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!  3 Years!  Time flies when you’re having fun.  We celebrated Sunday evening with a nice dinner at a local restaurant owned by a former Top Chef finalist.  Today, we did our workouts.  I had 65 minutes on the bike, and I coached later in the evening for a total of 5+ miles.

5/6:  Rain, rain, RAIN!  Ugh!  Opted for 6.4 miles on the treadmill.  3,200m swim in the evening.

5/7:  4.3 miles in just over 31 minutes with 5 quarter repeats.  (Still raining, so I had to do this on the treadmill).  Cool down of only 1 mile because nature really called!  Weights/ 45 minutes on the trainer after work.

5/8:  Still raining!  One hour on the treadmill.  Weights then 2,000m swim after work.

5/9:  Rain, rain go away!  Still another rainy day in Colorado, which meant 3 hours on the trainer.  Thank goodness for the Tivo app on my ipad to watch tv and movies.  The time went by faster than I expected.  The rain stopped for an hour, so I took the opportunity to run an easy 3 and splash through the puddles!

Weekly Totals:

Running:  41.95 miles

Biking:  4 hours, 50 minutes

Swimming:  3.23 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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