Vanilla’s Training Log 6-1-14 to 6-14-14

Hello Salties!  I’ve missed a week posting my log, so I’m playing catch-up.  I’m still adjusting to liquid iron and figuring out goals for upcoming training and races.

6/1:  Spectated at the Boulder Sprint Trialthlon and watched my hubby race.  Since we live so close to the start and finish, I was able to make it a run of 9 miles to/from home with lots of breaks in between to watch and cheer.  Easy 1,650 in the pool later in the afternoon.

6/2:  Bike commute to work, then 20 miles at lunch, followed by an easy commute home.  Weights/core after.

6/3:  45 minute run with the last 5 minutes at sub 7:30!  Ended up with almost 6 for the day.  Enjoyed my first Colorado Rockies baseball game in the evening.

6/4:  Easy 4 in the morning.  Swam at lunch for 1,300.  Only had a short time to swim, and the chlorine was really bothering me, so I had to cut it short.

6/5:  Run back/forth to work about 7.5 miles total.  The beauty of working for a running shoe company is that commuting by running is viewed favorably!

6/6:  A little chilly to ride outside, so I opted for an hour on the trainer.  Finally decided to join a different gym with a saline pool and swam 1,750 along with some weights.  The saline pool is amazing!

6/7:  9 miles in the morning @ 7:52 pace.  3 miles in the evening @ 7:53.  Did some weights/core in the morning.  Had to break up the run since we were heading to Denver for a Broncos Stadium tour!

6/8:  Long workout right before the Boulder 70.3.  50 mile ride followed by an 8 mile run. Ride was slightly slower than goal pace, and the run was slightly faster than goal pace.  Got in right before the storms started!

6/9:  Nice recovery day with weights followed by 1,050 super easy swim.

6/10:  First attempt at a workout!  6×90 seconds getting down to 6:45 pace and felt good!  Later in the evening, I had a swim lesson with a pro who gave me some tips, and I found out that everything I thought was wrong with my stroke was perfect, and I really had no idea what I was doing wrong.  It was worth the time and money.  I finished up the evening with some core work.

6/11:  4.65 miles @ 7:55 pace at lunch–and I just missed the thunderstorms!  1,800 swim (continuous) in the evening.  Still loving the saline pool!

6/12:  After my weights, I decided to get a little daring and try a moderate mile time trial on the treadmill.  Warmed up for 15 minutes, then 1 mile in 6:50!  Felt amazing!  No dizziness, no shortness of breath.  Ran to 4 miles and called it a victory.  I know it was on a treadmill, and I know it wasn’t super fast, but at this point, I will take any small victory I can get and will concentrate on moving forward.  I ended up running 3.5 miles later in the day as a nice shakeout.

6/13:  15 mile ride in the morning (including a 10 mile time trial hitting an average of 20.2!).  Rode about 11 miles at lunch time with the Newton crew to film the Ironman Boulder race course.  Easy 1,250 in the pool.  90 degrees and sunny made for a great pool day!

6/14:  Light weights/core followed by an easy 6+ miles averaging 8:46.  Beautiful weather, and my legs felt amazing!

6/15:  Boulder 70.3!!  To be continued…..



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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