Thursday, July 26, 2007

Training Updates and a discussion on Asthma

Monday 4.0 miles/33:20/8:20 average pace

Zach and I drove up to Lake Chabot for a hilly run around the lake. We pushed the pace from the start and my the second mile I was breathing really hard. Specifically, I was wheezing. Ugh! I have this problem occasionally, like in the Half marathon last week, and it's starting to bother me. Please check out this LINK to a discussion on the topic on the Runango Running Forum. If you don't read it, here's the summary: I asked if it is normal to wheeze sometimes, and several people responded saying I should check with a doctor because no, that is not normal. Several people had this problem and now use an inhaler and have no breathing issues. It's a relief to know I could be wheeze-free sometime! I'm going to make an appointment and I'll keep you updated.

Tuesday morning: Swim 1000 m. in 20:53 !!! This is a PR time for me by over a minutes. Sweeeet. I think swimming in the lake has made me a stronger swimmer! Even though I feel like I'm flailing around when I'm in the lake... it makes the pool seem easy as pie! Is that a saying? I think it is.

Tuesday evening: Bike 8.0 miles/31:38/15.2 MPH We cranked out this ride after work then did a core/abs workout at home after. I was not too sore after this ride like last time, but I decided I won't ride again till Saturday (was going to go tonight- Thursday).

Wednesday 6.0 miles/53:52/8:59 average pace

I made sure to set an easy pace since I've been pushing it every time I run lately, and that's getting old! We ran a new route and got kinda lost, but it was a fun adventure.

Thursday morning: Swim 500 m in about 10 minutes (forgot my watch). Didn't have time for more but I did manage to sit in the hot tub for 10 minutes. :D Don't question my logic!!

I'm taking this evening off to do stuff around the house, but then I'm cramming a few hard workouts into Friday and Saturday because we are leaving early Sunday morning for VEGAS!! :) We got a sweet deal on plane tickets ($29 one-way on Southwest!) and a good rate at New York New York hotel, so we're going Sun-Tues. Our 4th wedding anniversary is Wednesday August 1st, so we're celebrating in style. :)


jahowie said...

8:59 is an easy pace?!?! Wow, I feel really slow now. :-) You look very nice in the last pic BTW.

Tom said...

Just found your blog site and enjoy reading it. Seems like you get a lot from your running and tri's. Impressive race times. It's fun watching runners progress. Contrats on your half, and good luck getting ready for your Tri. I post with another running friend, Amy, and we’ll look forward to reading more of your site and following your progress. Keep up the good training and posting! Tom

Fran said...

good luck with the wheezing thing. It definitely doesn't sound normal. Happy anniversary and have fun in Vegas! I know what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but we want to know all the details!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a great time in Vegas.

Great job with the swimming. It looks like you are really improving.

Chelle said...

As a hyper-allergenic person, I've got to put in my 2 cents here....wheezing is TOTALLY normal! Do some googling on "exercise induced asthma" and you'll see this is not unusual for runners at all.

One thing that I've found works really well for me to avoid this problem during races and speed workouts is to sort of "get it out of my system" beforehand. It seems like if I do a few quick windsprints before the race and induce a little wheezing, then give myself five minutes or so to get my heart rate back down, that sort of keeps it in control once I start up again.

Chelle said...

Hey, also, for myriad and complicated reasons, I've had to make my blog private for a while, so if you send me your email, I'll send an official blogger invite so you can have access to it if you like. (chellepeltier at gmail dot com)