Training Week 394

By , May 7, 2017 7:02 pm

Highlight of the Week: Running a solid half marathon!

Monday | May 1, 2017: 17 m ride + 3 m run + teaching strength class
Indoor Ride Time: 54:20, Pace: 18.8 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, just icky
sweaty from my cold
Loc: VP Woods, Temp: 56°/56°, Time: 30:53, Pace: 10:17 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good to be outside in the breeze
Strength: medicine balls, Difficulty: easy (mostly observing partner work), Felt: good

Tuesday | May 2, 2017: 4.5 m run
Loc: Lake Andrea, Temp: 48°/48°, Time: 42:45, Pace: 9:30 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Wednesday | May 3, 2017: rest
Thursday | May 4, 2017: 4 m run (incl. 8×1:00) + massage!
Loc: hood, Temp: 44°/45°, Time: 39:42, Pace: 9:55 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Friday | May 5, 2017: teaching strength class + 32.45 m ride (w/Kim, Rich, Steve, & Jeffery)
Strength: medicine balls, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, taking it easy before the half marathon!
Loc: IL to WI and back, Temp: 41°/47°, Time: 2:12:18, Pace: 14.7 mph avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: as I expected – need to ride outside more!

Saturday | May 6, 2017: Wisconsin Half Marathon
Loc: Kenosha, Temp: 44°/49°, Time: 2:10:45, Pace: 9:59 avg, Difficulty: mostly easy, Felt: good, a bit bored
Sunday | May 7, 2017: 10 m ride + teaching fitness boxing + 3 m run (w/Anne & Tracy) + walk with Anne
Indoor Ride Time: 37:01, Pace: 16.2 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Strength: plyo box, pad, and gloves, Difficulty: easy (all observing), Felt: good
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 51°/50°, Time: 36:17, Pace: 12:05 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good


  • Ha. I rode more miles this week than I did in the entire month of April. Oops? I was able to ride outside with a group on Friday, which was a treat, and also a reminder that I need to get outside more! And lose weight so I can ride faster. Ha. But really.
  • I am mostly over my cold! Yay! There is a lingering cough, but I am off medicine and only had to take one sick day this week. Progress.
  • The Wisconsin Half Marathon went really well. I even ran a faster second half! (The wind may have helped a bit.) Race report coming soon.
  • We’re starting to hit the time of year where I will be teaching weekend classes less and less because everyone’s calendars get so full and no one can make class. It’s a bummer, but my calendar also gets full as well. That yard work isn’t going to do itself, unfortunately!
  • I accidentally got a sunburn during my run and walk on Sunday. I’ve been keeping my sunscreen out on the bathroom counter at home so I remember to put it on. Now it seems like it’s time to put some in an obvious spot in my purse for when I am out and about.

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4 Responses to “Training Week 394”

  1. Anne says:

    How did you get sunburnt and I didn’t?! I’m like a magnet for that! Anyway, it was nice to run and walk with you! Hope we can do it again soon 😀

  2. Kathy says:

    Yes to the sun screen. I’m having to bring mine everywhere. Congrats on the half (espec with a cold)!

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