Training Week 384

By , February 26, 2017 5:10 pm

Highlight of the Week: Seeing an amazing sunset on my Tuesday run!

Monday | February 20, 2017: 4 m run + teaching strength class
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 53°/53°, Time: 39:45, Pace: 9:56 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: fantastic
Strength: Bench & Kettlebells, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, a bit out of it after a long day

Tuesday | February 21, 2017: 5 m run
Loc: Van Patten Woods, Temp: 60°/61°, Time: 53:04, Pace: 10:37 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: stiff, then loosed and energized!
Wednesday | February 22, 2017: rest
Thursday | February 23, 2017: 5 m run
Loc: Lake Andrea, Temp: 36°, Time: 48:35, Pace: 9:43 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, but like my chest was congested
Friday | February 24, 2017: teaching strength class + 1,260 yd swim + 7 m run + 10 m ride
Strength: Bench & Kettlebells, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good, despite being super tired!
Loc: FitNation, Time: 29:54, Pace: 2:17 min/100 yd, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Loc: VP Woods Loop, Temp: 37°, Time: 1:18:17, Pace: 11:14 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: fine, but sorta clunky
Indoor Ride Time: 32:00, Pace: 18.8 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good

Saturday | February 25, 2017: 3 m run + teaching fitness boxing + 10 m ride
Loc: hood, Temp: 20°/20°, Time: 28:54, Pace: 9:37 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Strength: Bodyweight & boxing, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Indoor Ride Time: 30:40, Pace: 19.6 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, sweaty!

Sunday | February 26, 2017: 1.1 m run (WU) then 2.1 m run (Frosty Footrace)
Loc: Round Lake, Temp: 34°/38°, Time: 16:25, Pace: 7:44 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good, but gassed half way through!


  • It was freeing to run in shorts and a tank at the beginning of the week but it’s too soon for 70 degree temps (I’m a sweaty gal). I’m happy it cooled down, but of course, that was a shock to the system (my run on Saturday was 40 degrees cooler than Tuesday’s)!
  • It felt weird to not do speedwork on Thursday, which is good – Thursday speedwork has become a habit!!! I didn’t do it because I decided to do the Frosty Footrace on Sunday, afterall. Sigh. I’ll post about that later this week.
  • I know CPR, but had a reminder in class this week that I should take a general first aid class. I’m going to see what my park district offers!

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5 Responses to “Training Week 384”

  1. Amy says:

    Oh no – I hope nothing bad happened to anyone in your class!

  2. Chaitali says:

    You had a beautiful sunset on Tuesday too! That’s a great photo. We’ve been having those extreme temperature swings too. There was even patchy ice on the trail where we ran Sunday morning, which is bizarre after the day before being in the 70s.

    • kilax says:

      I stopped so many times during that run to take photos because the sky kept changing! Totally worth it.

      It’s so bizarro when it get super warm and there’s still ice (and piles of snow!) around.

  3. Pete B says:

    Yes it was too soon for 70 degree temps. If it’s going to be 70 we need a gradual warm-up over a couple of months! Anyway, good idea about the CPR. Does your gym have an automated external defibrillator?

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