Training Week 380

By , January 29, 2017 11:57 am

Highlight of the Week: Doing something active every day – I feel crummy (physically) if I don’t.

Monday | January 23, 2017: 1,029 yd swim + 3 m run + teaching strength class
Loc: FitNation, Time: 22:02, Pace: 2:09 min/100 yd avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: frustrated with gear
Loc: Gurnee, Temp: 37°/37°, Time: 31:47, Pace: 10:35 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: tired legs!
Strength: AireX pad and medicine balls, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good

Tuesday | January 24, 2017: 1.65 m walk (w/Steven)
Wednesday | January 25, 2017: 8 m run + 15 m ride (incl. 2×15 mins incline)
Loc: VP Woods loop, Temp: 38°/38°, Time: 1:27:25, Pace: 10:56 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: really good
Indoor Ride Time: 1:00:08, Pace: 15.0 mph avg, Difficulty: mostly easy, Felt: good until 8 mins in to the incline intervals!

Thursday | January 26, 2017: 5 m run (incl. 4×800)
Loc: Lake Andrea, Temp: 33°/33°, Time: 49:42, Pace: 9:56 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: clunky at first then smoother
Friday | January 27, 2017: teaching strength class + 1,008 yd swim + 3 m run
Strength: kettlebells and circuit, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, not coordinated enough to jump rope!
Loc: FitNation, Time: 20:47, Pace: 2:04 min/100 yd, Difficulty: medium, Felt: sore in the shoulders!
Loc: VP Woods, Temp: 26°/26°, Time: 32:52, Pace: 10:56 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: legs good, stomach bad

Saturday | January 28, 2017: 10 m ride + teaching fitness boxing + 2.7 m run (w/Anne)
Indoor Ride Time: 39:08, Pace: 15.3 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Strength: Whole body & boxing, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 27°/26°, Time: 34:30, Pace: 12:46 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: happy to run with Anne and chat!

Sunday | January 29, 2017: 8.5 m run
Loc: ML/Russell Loop, Temp: 26°/26°, Time: 1:37:01, Pace: 11:25 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, slow & steady


  • Colder weather came back at the end of the week, and my stomach had to learn how to deal with it all over again. It’s odd that running in cold weather upsets my stomach.
  • I used my climbing blocks to stimulate an incline on my Wednesday ride. It actually felt more comfortable to have the bike at the angle, but I definitely started to feel the rise about halfway through each interval (I did two 15 minute intervals with the double blocks – otherwise my front wheel just sits on one block).
  • I was happy to get back in to running more days this week! I like to do something physical each day, even if it’s something small. I sit around so much for my day job that I feel crummy and lethargic a lot of the time and working out helps.

Link to Training Week 379

2 Responses to “Training Week 380”

  1. Shelley B says:

    That shot of you and Anne being bandits is really cute. 🙂

    Weird how the cold weather affects you stomach though – I’ve never heard of that.

    • kilax says:


      It is weird! I’ve had this happen before when I am drinking lots of water on cold long runs, but that isn’t what is going on! Maybe I am tying my pants too tight?!

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