Training Week 170

By , January 20, 2013 3:30 pm

Highlight of the Week: Ending the week by completely KILLING my long run with Bobbi! We started out at a fast long run clip (for us) and never let down. It left me feeling really confident, especially since I’ve been having fueling issues lately. 


Monday | January 14, 2013: cross (bike trainer) + 5 m run (w/Anne)
Cardio: Mountain bike on trainer at various speeds, Time: 30 mins,  Difficulty: harder than I thought it would be, Felt: good
Loc: Vernon Hills Big and Little Bear Lakes, Temp: 25°/23°, Time: 1:01:31, Pace: 12:18 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great
Tuesday | January 15, 2013: 8 m run
Loc: neighborhood, Temp: 28°/25°, Time: 1:25:49, Pace: 10:44 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: unsafe (icy)/happy
Wednesday | January 16, 2013: strength class + 3 m run (w/Bobbi and Chris)
Strength: circuit, plyo and boxing, Difficulty: medium, Felt: decent
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 34°/34°, Time: 34:04, Pace: 11:22 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good (still icy though!)
Thursday | January 17, 2013: rest
Friday | January 18, 2013: strength partner session + 4 m run incl. 4×2:00 (w/Bobbi)
Strength: medicine balls and bench, Difficulty: medium/hard, Felt: strong
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 28°/28°, Time: 37:29, Pace: 9:22, Difficulty: hard effort during intervals, Felt: good
Saturday | January 19, 2013: cycling class
Loc: Essential Fitness LLC Multisport Club, Time: 45 mins, Difficulty: medium/hard, Felt: challenged
Sunday | January 20, 2013: 10 m run (w/Bobbi)
Loc: DPRT, Temp: 14°/14°, Time: 1:34:26, Pace: 9:27 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: really strong


  • Brian, the trainer who owns Essential Fitness LLC (where I train…) started a Multisport Club this year! Of course, I joined. Besides having seminars and sponsors with discounts and all that, the club also offers some fun classes. This Saturday was my first cycling class! It kicked my butt… in a good way. Brian put a real slick on my back wheel, so I still don’t have my blue tires on. Maybe when I take the bike back outdoors. Ha ha. 
  • Last Saturday, and this Tuesday, after taking a GU, I felt my last meal in my chest. I am not sure if that is heart burn, but it didn’t feel good. I tried a fig newton on Sunday’s run, and that worked a bit better (despite barfing a bit up in to my mouth in the last mile). I hope the issues is dependent on what I eat before the run and not during. It would be awful if it was the GUs! I just bought two cases!!! Ha ha.

19 Responses to “Training Week 170”

  1. Glad you had a good fast run today with Bobbi! I’ve been having the heart burn issue during workouts the last few days to. During Zumba yesterday and before my 5k today. ugh! It’s horrible!

  2. Pam says:

    Daaaaayummmmmm! Killer long run!

  3. Queenie says:

    Is it still icy up by you? It was incredibly icy last Sunday but by Thursday it was decent again. It is amazing how much weather varies in such a close proximity. Way to kill the run today with Bobbi!!!!! There is nothing better!

    • kilax says:

      The ice finally melted yesterday!!! It was icy all week though. So it’s funny to see how my runs got faster as the ice went away. Thanks 🙂

      Congrats again on your marathon relay team! 🙂

      • Queenie says:

        Thanks! You should consider doing it next year. It is neat because you just “set up camp” along the track and then get to watch…until it’s your turn to run. They also have one in the summer called Heat Breaker.

  4. Anne says:

    You ran 10 miles today? OUTSIDE?! And here I am not wanting to do even 5 tomorrow. Ugh.

    If you think you’re having heartburn, try taking a pepcid an hour before and that may help. I was having a huge problem with that in the fall, and that usually curbed it for me.

    • kilax says:

      LOL. I will run outside in any temp. 😉 But tomorrow is looking nasty for someone w/o any face gear!!!

      Thanks for the tip! Is that something I chew or something I drink?

      • Anne says:

        You could either get a Pepcid chewable tablet, which is fast-acting (similar to Tums, but a little better IMO) or a Pepcid a/c pill that reduces acid. The description of feeling a meal in your chest sounds a lot like acid reflux to me. And it sucks to have that when you’re working out.

  5. Michelle says:

    You guys rock! Wanna pace me for a sub 2 half? Hehe

  6. Wow! Look at all your exercise friends in those pics! You are a lucky girl! 🙂

  7. Tell me more about this multisport club!

  8. bobbi says:

    That run today was the best 🙂 I love that we were all, “hmmm, probably should slow down huh?” and then we NEVER DID! Thanks so much for trekking out here to run with me!

  9. Erin says:

    Question: who takes your workout photos at Essential Fitness? You always have such great photos from your workouts there.

    • kilax says:

      Thanks! It depends on the session. In group class, usually Bobbi or a friend takes the pics. Brian always takes the running pic after class. In one-on-one it’s a selfie or Brian takes it. The pic from this Friday with Bobbi is actually a screenshot of a vid he put on Facebook. And the pics from biking were taken by his wife on a real camera (the rest are iPhone).

      So… lots of people, lol.

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