Nurse. Cat lady. Runner. Cyclist. I heart dinosaurs, lemurs, Flaming Lips, X-Files and vegan food.
Posts tagged with "Training Log"
Jun 2 '10
Monday - 2.25 mi barefoot run on the sidewalk ( details here)
Tuesday - 6 mi aerobic run + fartlek at park (3.4 mi in VFF KSOs, rest in shoes)
Thursday - Mile time trial at the track! 6:01 time! Ran 5.5 mi total with warm-up and 3 x 800s before and 4 x 200s after. Did workout in racing flats.
Saturday - 7 mi trail run in shoes
Sunday - 14.5 mi mountain bike ride
Picture is from my mountain bike ride. Found this gopher snake and almost ran over a baby rattler!
Details of workouts on
May 25 '10
Week of May 17:
Thursday - 5.8 mile run (1.5 barefoot on sidewalk + 4.3 in VFF KSOs on sidewalk and dirt path at park)
Only got one run in last week. I thought my bronchitis was better then it came back so I took it really easy. Finally feeling better this week. 3 weeks of being sick blows.
Picture is of a sweet note I received from the little girl next door. She helped me do some gardening on Wednesday. Found this little note and some cat treats for Craig on the doorstep Thursday.
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May 20 '10
Week of May 10:
Thursday - 6 mile track workout (1 mile barefoot on track/6 sets of intervals in shoes/2 sets of intervals in VFF KSOs/cooldown barefoot on grass)
Saturday - 10.3 mile trail run in shoes
I still took a lot of time off this week because of this stupid bronchitis/sinus infection I have going on. If you want details on my workouts, check out my
Picture is from my trail run. A pretty thick fog had settled and it was neat to be in the hills above it.
May 15 '10
Week of April 26:
Monday - 3.4 miles barefoot run/walk on asphalt and some sidewalk ( Ouch)
Tuesday - 7.3 miles on trail (1 mile warm-up in VFFs, fartlek in shoes)
Thursday - 5.5 mile interval training at park in shoes
Saturday - The Relay Day 1! 9.7 miles in shoes
Sunday - The Relay Day 2! 4.2 miles + 2.1 miles + 6 miles (all in shoes except last mile barefoot on asphalt)
Week of May 3:
Nothing - Took the whole week off. Sick with bronchitis/sinus infection. Not fun.
Picture of my dirty VFFs! Finally wore them on a trail for the first time.
Apr 26 '10
Week of April 19:
Monday - 5.5 miles in shoes on treadmill in hotel gym. Boring.
Thursday - 4.1 miles at track (0.75 mile warm-up barefoot and 8 x 400m repeats in shoes)
Sunday - 5k race! (time of 21:16)
This was a taper week in preparation for 5k.
Video is of a polar bear I saw at a FREE zoo in Chicago this week.
Apr 21 '10
Week of April 12:
Tuesday - 5.25 mile run at park (1 mile barefoot on grass plus interval workout in shoes)
Thursday - 5.5 mile run at track (0.75 mile barefoot plus speed workout in shoes)
Friday - 3 mile run barefoot on sidewalk
Picture is from this weekend when I wasn’t running. This was a recovery week for me (I like to take one every 4 to 5 weeks). Instead of running, I finally got my garden planted - lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, carrots, pumpkins and cat grass for Craig.
Apr 13 '10
Week of April 5:
Monday - Swam 1200 yards at the pool (first time in 5 months)
Tuesday - 7.5 mile run (1.75 mile barefoot on sidewalk, 5 mile tempo run in shoes at park plus cool down)
Wednesday - 12.5 mile mountain bike ride
Thursday - 2.5 mile run in VFFs on sidewalk
Saturday - Renegade Off-Road Triathlon (0.5 mile swim, 15 mile mountain bike, 3 mile trail run)
Pictures from my mountain bike ride on Wednesday.
Apr 4 '10
Week of March 29:
Monday - 16.5 mile road bike ride
Tuesday - 6.4 mile run at park (0.85 mile in VFFs on dirt track, 0.75 mile barefoot on grass and fartlek workout in shoes)
Thursday - 6.3 mile run at track (1 mile in VFFs, 0.5 mile barefoot and interval training in shoes)
Friday - 14.5 mile mountain bike ride
Saturday - 10.1 mile trail run in shoes
Picture from when I flew over my handlebars mountain biking. Yes, my goosebumps and gray complexion (covered in dirt) look worse than my scratch.
And yes, fartlek is a funny name for a workout.
Apr 4 '10
Week of March 22
Tuesday - 5.1 mile run at park in shoes (interval training)
Friday - 9.25 mile trail run in shoes
Saturday - 1 mile barefoot run on gravel parking lot at workshop
Picture from my trail run. Listening to Refused really helped me up some of those killer hills.