Friday, March 13, 2009

tgif and 15k goals

Just wanted to post my last workouts before the race this weekend. Yesterday was a swim/bike day and today was an easy run. Then I'll post below about my goals for the race.

Thursday: swim
2250 yards/44:51
I started off with 1000 yards straight swim in 19:15! A big training record for me. Then I did some kicking, some pulling, and then a cool down.

Thursday: bike
10.6 miles/40:55/15.5 MPH
Outside ride! It was sunny and about 50 degrees, but very windy. It was hard but I tried not to let it get to me. The wind usually really frustrates me but I just backed off the pace and kept a steady effort.

Friday: run
7.0 miles/1:02:44/8:58 average pace
Easy run along the river in the sunshine.

So, the Shamrock Run 15k is on Sunday. Since it's a random, new distance I will automatically PR which is cool. :) It is a pretty hilly in some parts so I don't know how much it will slow me down. I guess my only goal is that I'd like to be able to run the pace I plan on running at my goal Half Marathon in 3 weeks: 7:55 or better. That's pretty darn close to Ewen's prediction of 1:13:59. :) No matter what I know it will be a fun day! All the Portland Bloggers are running it, including my Zach. :) Can't beat that! I'll post a report as soon as possible Sunday. Have a great weekend everyone! Good luck to Maritza and friends running the Across the Bay 12k and to Aron in her half marathon! Wishing you all big PRs. :)

22 comments:

aron said...

yayyy thank you :) GOOD LUCK to you also!!! you will do awesome! a 15k is a great distance, I want to do one someday!!

Kim said...

fantastic swim time! (i havent seen the pool in over 3 months so im a bit jealous!) no need to wish you luck on sunday bc you are going to do great! best of luck to zach too!

Sun Runner said...

Good luck on the Shamrock race! I like those races that are instant PRs. I'm running a mere 5K on Sunday.

Alisa said...

Great job on the swim. I've been on a swimming hiatus for tooooooo long...be back in the pool next week!

I'm pretty nervous about Sunday, almost the entire thing is uphill...how again did I get talked into this? You guys will all be showered and ready for the rest of your day before I even finish =).

Beth said...

Good luck on the race!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck to both of you on your 15K

We, in Montana, will be waiting to hear from you guys.


From M&D

Amy said...

Good luck Jen (and Zach)!!! I can't wait to hear how it goes. Sounds like you had a great training week. Congrats on the 1K in the pool and not letting the wind get you down. major accomplishments!

Have a great weekend!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Your post got me thinking. I've done more than 100 races and I've never done a 15k. Hummm...something to put on the list. Have fun at the race!

Susan said...

"Easy run along the river in the sunshine." Sounds PERFECT!!

Good luck on the race this weekend! You'll be awesome!

Tara said...

Have a fabulous race on Sunday!! You'll do awesome :)

Sarah said...

Yeah, us!! We're so fun :)

Kelly said...

Good luck@

kristen said...

Jelous of your swimming skills! That's awsome. Good luck this weekend. Can't wait to hear about it, I know you will do awesome.

Chloe said...

15K is kind of a random distance - so congrats ahead of time on your pr!! :)

Have a good weekend and looking forward to the race report!

ShirleyPerly said...

Great 1000 swim time!!

And good luck to you on your 15K. I'm sure you'll do well. Look forward to the report!

Petraruns said...

What a weekend! Great training week as well - congrats on the PR (already!). I like the idea of a 15K - definitely a good distance..

D10 said...

Good luck this weekend. I can't wait to read all about it. You'll have to let us know how racing a 15k is.

Billy Burger said...

Best of luck Jen - set the 15K bar high!

Arcane said...

Good luck!

Amy said...

Good luck! That's a great pace/goal you have there. :)

KK said...

Good luck to you and Zach-have fun and hope the weather stays nice!

Cindy said...

hey! i just got back from shamrock and driving off in my car as the 15k took off- i bet you were in that front pack i saw! good luck!! kick asphalt on terwilliger!