Training Week 381

By , February 5, 2017 6:48 pm

Highlight of the Week: Getting muchos bike miles in / working out so much with the Efit crew!

Monday | January 30, 2017: 4.8 m run + 17 m ride (incl 2×15 mins incline) + teaching strength class
Loc: hood, Temp: 22°/25°, Time: 47:21, Pace: 9:52 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: fantastic!
Indoor Ride Time: 1:00:04, Pace: 17.0 mph avg, Difficulty: easy/medium, Felt: good but legs BURNING!
Strength: AireX pads and medicine balls, Difficulty: easy, Felt: hyper

Tuesday | January 31, 2017: rest
Wednesday | February 1, 2017: 1,176 yd swim (drills + breathing practice) + 5 m run + 16.5 m ride
Loc: FitNation, Time: 28:33, Pace: 2:26 min/100 yd avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: ok
Loc: Gurnee, Temp: 28°/28°, Time: 57:02, Pace: 11:24 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: strangely tired (running on snow probably didn’t help)
Indoor Bike Time: 55:01, Pace: 18.0 mph avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: great, sweeeeeeeaty!

Thursday | February 2, 2017: 4.5 m run (incl. 10×1:00)
Loc: Lake Andrea, Temp: 20°/20°, Time: 44:15, Pace: 9:50 avg, Difficulty: medium/hard, Felt: good 
Friday | February 3, 2017: teaching strength class + 1,197 yd swim + 5.7 m run
Strength: kettlebells and circuit, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, but a bit off
Loc: FitNation, Time: 27:11, Pace: 2:16 min/100 yd, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, but a bit tired
Loc: hood, Temp: 25°/24°, Time: 1:01:40, Pace: 10:49 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, warm

Saturday | February 4, 2017: teaching indoor cycling (15 m) + teaching fitness boxing + 3 m run (w/Dawn, Jen & Judy)
Loc: Efit, Time: 55:29, Pace: 16.2 mph avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good
Strength: cardio dumbbell moves & boxing, Difficulty: easy/medium, Felt: good
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 25°/28°, Time: 35:06, Pace: 11:42 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great

Sunday | February 5, 2017: 10 m run
Loc: DPRT/Kilbourne Loop, Temp: 29°/34°, Time: 1:55:07, Pace: 11:30 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: steady, just slower


  • It’s been a treat to run different snow-free routes this January and February and not be stuck on the safe (traffic-wise) road by my house! In fact, I am avoiding that route and saving it for when we do get snow!
  • I’d been thinking about trying pool drills so I did on Wednesday. The drills went fine, but of course, I completely screwed up my watch when I was doing them. Oops. I also practiced breathing on my left side which feels awkward and makes me lose all swimming confidence. Ha!
  • The Frosty saga continues. On Friday the park district called to ask what shirt size I want. I should have said “I am not doing the race.” Instead I told them a size. Now I feel like I should do it! Oh, and this time, they said it’s a two mile race.
  • A friend joined me at the pool Friday am! It’s fun to swim with someone else, but the best part is chatting in the hot tub after!
  • I had a busy Saturday morning at the studio! I taught my first cycling class of the year (I cycled a lot this week – did hill work Monday, practiced the studio class Wednesday, then taught it Saturday), taught fitness boxing, then ran 3 miles with some people. It was a fun morning!
  • All that cycling is making my legs move a bit slower on my runs, but that’s fine with me, as long as I am still hitting my speedwork paces (I am)!
  • It’s time for my first monthly recap of the year! In January I ran 122 miles (23 runs), cycled 89 miles (7 indoor rides) and swam 6,783 yards (6 swims). My coldest run was 3°F and my warmest was 51°F. I taught 9 strength classes and 2 fitness boxing classes. I missed teaching a scheduled strength classes and a fitness boxing class to meet William!

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13 Responses to “Training Week 381”

  1. Kathy says:

    I found it hard to breathe on one side too, now I don’t notice the difference, it’ll get easier 😀 I need to get a watch that can measure swimming too! Hot tub rules.

    Ha ha god that race is a huge mess. Do you go pick up a shirt if you aren’t doing the race? Having to skip my NY race at the end of the month and don’t think I will.

    • kilax says:

      I am hoping it will get easier for me too! What kind of watch do you have now?

      Nah, if I don’t do it I won’t take a shirt. Sorry you have to skip your race! 🙁

      • A garmin forerunner 220. I really like it but I wouldn’t mind something that could measure swimming too and had a wifi connection for upload but I always want the newest gadget 🙂

        • kilax says:

          I hope you can update at some point in the near future! The swimming tracking technology isn’t even that new, so it’s not like you’re wanting some new toy just cause it came out!

  2. Pete B says:

    I’m interested to hear if the Frosty Race truly will be a 2 miler. That’s such a retro distance. Now I’m intrigued… 🙂

    • kilax says:

      It’s super retro! But I don’t think that is their intention! Are you gonna come out for it?! ha ha

      • Pete B says:

        If I did run it, it would be an “instant PR”!

        • kilax says:

          Same here. But I think it will be a slow PR which makes me nuts (and is why I don’t have my 4 mile race “instant PR” listed – I ran it with a group and ran a lot slower than I could have at the time, which was also the point, but it’s not what I want to list as a “PR”! Ha ha.).

          • Pete B says:

            Understand about “slow PRs”. My half marathon PR pace is faster than my 15k PR pace. So really, the fastest “15k” I ever ran was during my half marathon!

  3. Chaitali says:

    Chatting with a friend in the hot tub definitely sounds like a great way to end a swim session!

  4. Anne says:

    I can’t help but notice you cropped someone out of the Friday picture 😛

    • kilax says:

      Yeah, I actually had it in there when I started the file in photoshop, but I couldn’t fit the rest of the week’s pictures in, so I cut it out.

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