Training Week 215

By , December 1, 2013 11:44 am

Highlight of the Week: Seeing a beautiful sunset change colors throughout my run on Friday. I was mesmerized! 


Monday | November 25, 2013: 5 m run + teaching strength class
Loc: trail + hood, Temp: 27°/27°, Time: 50:09, Pace: 10:02 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: challenged, in to the wind!
Strength: medicine balls, Difficulty: medium, Felt: hyper
Tuesday | November 26, 2013: rest
Wednesday | November 27, 2013: 4.2 m run (w/Kelly)
Loc: Savanna, Temp: 13°/12°, Time: 41:22, Pace: 9:51 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: annoyed by the wind during the first half
Thursday | November 28, 2013: 6 m run (w/Valerie)
Loc: Savanna, Temp: 24°/25°, Time: 59:58, Pace: 9:59 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great!
Friday | November 29, 2013: teaching strength class + 4.5 m run
Strength: medicine balls, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 33°/30°, Time: 44:41, Pace: 9:56, Difficulty: easy, Felt: distracted by the beautiful sunset
Saturday | November 30, 2013: COOL 10K*
Loc: Old School FP, Temp: 32°/37°, Time: 52:47, Pace: 8:43 avg, Difficulty: hard, Felt: eff this/too warm
*My garmin stats are off from official race stats

Sunday | December 1, 2013: 10 m run (last 6 w/Bobbi)
Loc: Ray Lake FP, Temp: 31°/33°, Time: 1:49:23, Pace: 10:56 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: sore from the race / happy to run with Bobbi!


  • Ahh! It’s the first day of December! How is it already the last month of the year? Are you racing in December? Are you planning ahead for 2014?
  • “Racing” on Saturday bugged a lateral part of my left quad muscle. I actually felt it a little bit during the race. Then it was tight on Sunday’s run. Grr.  This is the muscle that bugged me in the end of October, and a massage helped it feel better. So… I really need to foam roll. Like, every day. And not run “fast,” if I’m not going to train for it (duh). 
  • I have some fun fitness events happening in December! I am really excited to incorporate exercise in to the celebration of the holiday season! 

Link to Training Week 214 <– this is more for me, for organizational purposes. 

9 Responses to “Training Week 215”

  1. Michelle says:

    No races planned for me….I’m looking forward to 2014, and starting out slow and steady. Hope your quad feels better soon!

  2. Amy says:

    I was going to do a half, but I figure I just a need a rest from October (still…) and to maintain my running for my next marathon training cycle (to start in Jan/Feb). Lots of easy runs and planks!

  3. jan says:

    LOVE your Monday run pic! Fresh snow is my absolute favorite. I am doing a 2-miler next weekend. Can’t wait!

  4. Valerie says:

    LOVING your trail shots from Mon & Fri– so motivating! PS- I still think our pants are the coolest thing since sliced bread :-)

  5. Michel says:

    No more races this year. Maybe something on Jan 1st if there is anything good out there…

  6. Erin says:

    Other than the Santa Run, what do you have planned? I don’t have any more races planned this month but I am finally redeeming my pole dancing class I bought via Living Social :-)

    • kilax says:

      I am doing a 5K in Zion this week, the Rudolph Ramble with Gina and maybe a 5K at the end of the month with Andrew. :)

      I bet that class will be SO fun! :) I used to read this blog that took pole dancing then drew these awesome MS paint illustrations of it :)

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