Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I recovered pretty easily from the half marathon and have done lots of training stuff already this week. I realized today that my program is really all about quantity and not at all about quality. Which is fine, I guess, for a long event where it's all about endurance. I do feel kind of bad about being slow, but I feel great about the volume. Like this week I've done two swim workouts that exceeded 3000 yards which is insane! But, I lag so far behind the others that the coach has to alter the workout for me. Whatever. One thing I know I've really improved in overall is the bike. I'm loving it and really picking up the speed. I'm also getting stronger on the climbs and less weenie on the downhills.

The weather is much better this week, in fact it's been foggy/cloudy every morning until about 10 or 11 and only getting up to the 80's at the most. It's so nice to be able to do my training any time of day and without worrying about the air quality.

Here's my week so far:

Monday noon: swim
3100 yards/1:13:03

Monday afternoon: bike
25.0 miles/1:42:44/14.6 MPH
Easy spin on the Iron Horse Trail

Tuesday noon-ish: bike
25.2 miles/1:32:56/16.2 MPH
Crow Canyon Loop - speedster!

Tuesday right after bike: T-run
3.0 miles/26:17/8:47 average pace
Felt really good, legs are not sore from the race

Wednesday am: run
8.0 miles/1:16:40/9:35 average pace
Slow but felt really good

Wednesday noon: swim
3000 yards/1:06:02

Well I've got a few things to do this afternoon, then I'm going into SF for dinner tonight with my former coworker. I've actually been staying pretty busy despite having no job (although I still can squeeze in my daily nap) doing chores and errands and trying to find a job online. Unfortunately, I don't spend that much time on the internet so I apologize for not commenting as much on all of your blogs. I am reading, but usually just a couple at a time and without commenting. I know you're all doing great, so keep it up. :)


Chad Aaron Sayban said...

I hope you have a nice dinner tonight. Nice job with the training.

Michele said...

great workouts. it took a long time for me to even like the bike. You are doing great.

Ewen said...

Mate, I'm not doing great ;)

The volume will pay off at the HIM, as will the naps - keep it up, and don't try too hard to get a job too soon. Zach can keep things afloat.

Gotta Run said...

I would bet that your naps are really helping to keep you feeling so fresh.

Strong week!! keep it up girl!

*aron* said...

awesome job on the training! the weather has been soooooo much better. i am loving being outside running after work again.

soooo jealous of your naps!