Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Long Run and Ski Trip (hopefully with pictures!)

Blogger's been weird and my pictures weren't showing up earlier, hope this works. If not, I'll figure it out (or at least delete those obnoxious blank squares)

Saturday 15.0 miles/2:15:03/9:00 average pace

Wonderful long run at Coyote Hills as planned. It was sunny but cool and there were lots of runners and cyclists out. It was absolutely beautiful and I felt great.

I don't think these pictures capture how green the hills really were! It was lovely. Being at the bay shore is so cool because you get to see all kinds of sea birds. I also saw a bunny.

TOTAL miles for Week 2 of training: 39.

Plus 2000 m swimming and 2 weights sessions.

Sunday morning we drove up to Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe, and it was so fun! We hit the slopes about 11:00 am and did several runs, finishing up about 4:30. The mountain was HUGE, beyond anything I could imagine. Luckily there were plenty of Green Circle runs for me to play on while Zach went off and did a few hard runs. We met up and skiid down to the base together where we had a drink and watched a band play at the little village area. Then we took the shuttle back to our hotel, the Resort at Squaw Creek. We took a quick dip in the hot tub then got dressed up for a delicous dinner. Very fun day. Yesterday we were both feeling very run down so we just took out time getting checked out and drove home. We laid around all day once we got home, I actually was feeling kind of sick and Zach is defintely sick with some throat/chest thing. I'm going to take him to the doctor in a bit, poor guy! Thankfully we were both feeling well for the day of skiing though and it was fantastic.

Here's my schedule for this week:

Monday: rest

Tuesday: 7 miles GA + Strides

Wednesday: 11 miles Medium Long

Thursday: rest/cross training

Friday: 5 miles Easy

Saturday: 16 miles Long

Sunday: rest/cross training

TOTAL scheduled: 39 again.


Judi said...

Jen, the pix aren't showing up for me. Not sure why. Your mileage is great! What date is your scheduled marathon? Boston is in April?

Ewen said...

I have the photos! You're a good photographer Jen - I like the look of Coyote Hills - that second shot with the flare of the sun, and a nice dirt road begging to be run down :)

Looks like you had perfect weather for the ski trip. I hope Zach is feeling better soon.

jahowie said...

Great pics!! I really like the one of you in the big chair!! :-)

Debbie said...

Fun pictures - I love Tahoe!!

Mir said...

I am glad the pictures are showing up--they are gorgeous, as usual. *Sigh* I am so jealous of your running routes. :) Nice week 2, I hope week 3 goes well!

miss petite america said...

YOU'RE the bunny! the ski bunny! haha.

and i second ewen. the pictures are great. what camera do you use?

therunnerchick said...

Love your blog! Your pictures are great! Makes me wish I was able to get more skiing in this season.

Also, thanks for posting a list of your podcasts. Great idea. I'm a big fan of This American Life, but I never thought about a running or tri podcast. I'm definitely looking into it. Thanks!