Training Week 395

By , May 14, 2017 3:36 pm

Highlight of the Week: Being able to swim twice!

Monday | May 8, 2017: 3 m run + teaching strength class
Loc: hood, Temp: 46°/46°, Time: 30:44, Pace: 10:14 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Strength: body bars and soft balls, Difficulty: seemed too easy, Felt: good

Tuesday | May 9, 2017: rest
Wednesday | May 10, 2017: 1,344 yd swim + 15 m ride + 5 m run
Loc: FitNation, Time: 30:35, Pace: 2:11 min/100 yd avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, just had goggles on too tight!
Indoor Ride Time: 49:45, Pace: 18.1 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: butt so sore
Loc: VP Woods, Temp: 57°/55°, Time: 53:12, Pace: 10:38 avg, Difficulty:  easy, Felt: good, the rain was refreshing!

Thursday | May 11, 2017: 5.5 m run (incl. 5×800)
Loc: Lake Andrea, Temp: 48°/48°, Time: 54:51, Pace: 9:58 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: decent, too warm!
Friday | May 12, 2017: teaching strength class + 2 m run (w/Anne) + 1,029 yd swim + 3 m run
Strength: body bars, Difficulty: easy (half observing partner work), Felt: good
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 42°/45°, Time: 23:45, Pace: 11:51, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great, so nice out!
Loc: FitNation, Time: 21:23, Pace: 1:57 min/100 yd, Difficulty: easy/medium, Felt: sore shoulders at first but went away
Loc: VP Woods, Temp: 62°/58°, Time: 29:21, Pace: 9:46, Difficulty: medium, Felt: tired, as expected

Saturday | May 13, 2017: 4 m run
Loc: hood, Temp: 53°/57, Time: 43:02, Pace: 10:45 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: legs still a bit tired
Sunday | May 14, 2017: 12 m run + 10 m ride
Loc: DPRT/Kilbourne Loop, Temp: 48°/52°, Time: 2:16:07, Pace: 11:20 avg, Difficulty: easy-ish, Felt: good!
Indoor Ride Time: 33:40, Pace: 17.8 mph avg, Difficulty: easy enough!, Felt: fine (just hungry, sweaty, and a sore butt!)


  • Awhile ago Anne recommended using baby shampoo to keep my goggles from fogging. I finally found a travel size bottle (not sure why I was so opposed to the big one) and was able to try it this Wednesday, and it worked! Yay! Thanks, Anne. However, I think I put my goggles on WAY too tight because I didn’t want to risk any water getting in and mixing with any shampoo I left on the goggles. Ouch. I used a different pair Friday and was fine.
  • I love doing partner work in my strength classes – I think it’s a lot of fun and makes class go faster (and people tend to push harder with a partner). But when we have even numbers, I don’t get to do anything! Ha!
  • Gah, during class Friday, a skunk outside sprayed really close to the studio and stunk the place up. Yuck!
  • I tend to swim faster when someone in the lane next to me at the pool is doing a similar speed to me. This happened Friday and was one of my speedier swims of the year.

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6 Responses to “Training Week 395”

  1. Kandi says:

    This might be a ‘duh’ thing but using baby shampoo means it would be tear-free, right? So even if you got some in your eyes it shouldn’t burn at all.

    • kilax says:

      Yeah, I figure it’s supposed to be tear-free! I just didn’t want any liquid getting in to my goggles and making them sudsy if there was any shampoo left in there. It always feels like such a hassle to take them on and rinse them off and put them back on during a swim, ha.

  2. Karen says:

    Great job last week!
    I miss group classes so much for that very reason…I tend to push more with a partner and with an instructor.

  3. Anne says:

    You could also dilute the baby shampoo with a little water in a spray bottle and spray it on. That’s how I originally used it when I went snorkeling a few years back. I don’t remember my goggles ever sudsing up!

    My car STILL smelled like skunk over the weekend! We drove it out to Terry’s parents with the windows down for an hour+ and that finally got rid of the smell. Yuck.

    • kilax says:

      When I bought the shampoo, I bought a bottle to do that with! I need to set it up that way and try it! I was pretty sure I got the suds out, just didn’t want to find out the hard way.

      OMG. I am happy you finally got rid of it!!!

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