Training Week 392

By , April 23, 2017 11:28 am

Highlight of the Week: Running with Steve and Gina in TX!

Monday | April 17, 2017: 1,008 yd swim + 5 m run + teaching strength class
Loc: FitNation, Time: 20:54, Pace: 2:04 min/100 yd avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Loc: VP Woods, Temp: 51°/53°, Time: 49:16, Pace: 9:51 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great
Strength: kettlebell & cardio/core circuits, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good

Tuesday | April 18, 2017: 25 min walk (w/Steven)
Wednesday | April 19, 2017: 4 m run
Loc: Chicago Lakefront Trail, Temp: 67°/61°, Time: 37:47, Pace: 9:26 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great
Thursday | April 20, 2017: 4.5 m run (incl. 3×800, 4×1:00) + 10 m ride + teaching strength class x2
Loc: Lake Andrea, Temp: 42°/45°, Time: 43:57, Pace: 9:46 avg, Difficulty: hard, Felt: lungs great, legs dead
Indoor Ride Time: 31:59, Pace: 18.8 mph, Difficulty: easy, Felt: decent, but sore butt and hot!
Strength: medicine balls, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good for the first class, wiped by the second (forgot to fuel in between!)

Friday | April 21, 2017: 10 m run
Loc: VP Wood Loop, Temp: 44°/48°, Time: 1:51:29, Pace: 11:09, Difficulty: easy, Felt: decent, but sore
Saturday | April 22, 2017: 4 m run (w/Steve)
Loc: McKinney, Temp: 53°/53°, Time: 38:28, Pace: 9:36 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, once my legs warmed up!
Sunday | April 23, 2017: 3 m run & 35 min walk (w/Gina)
Loc: McKinney, Temp: 47°/49°, Time: 28:38, Pace: 9:31 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good


  • I heard through the grapevine that the Frosty Footrace will be going back to its original (5K) format next year, and a shorter race will be added at a different time of year. Hopefully it’s back at the same location and I can go for another course PR?!?!
  • Gosh, usually it’s my lungs that struggle with my speedwork, but this week it was my legs. They felt so tired during my 800s! It’s probably because I did the run first thing in the morning, and not after work, like I typically do.
  • I continued to destroy my legs Thursday night, when I taught back to back strength classes. They bugged me until I woke up Sunday. Blah!
  • I am in Texas this weekend for Luca’s birthday and cool weather followed me here! I had great, “barely breaking a sweat,” runs with Steve and Gina!

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6 Responses to “Training Week 392”

  1. Shelley B says:

    So glad you brought the cool weather to Texas – I appreciated it greatly for our race this morning. Hope you’ve had a wonderful time celebrating Luca!

    • kilax says:

      Yay! Hope that means you had a great time! It was still in the 40s (but sunny and no wind!) when we ran today. Nuts. Back to the 80s tomorrow!

      We did! It was a fun weekend!

  2. Pete B says:

    Glad to hear the Frosty Footrace is back to a 5k and you can perhaps go for a PR! Have fun in TX!

  3. Chaitali says:

    Hope you had a fun time in Texas! I’m impressed that you got in a run, a ride and 2 strength classes on Thursday. That makes sense your legs were sore but it sounds like they didn’t stop you from having a good time on the trip.

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