Training Week 406

By , July 31, 2017 7:50 am

Highlight of the Week: Riding RAGBRAI Day 7 with Dad, Gina, and Andrew!

Monday | July 24, 2017: teaching strength class
Strength: kettlebells, cards, and UGI balls, Difficulty: easy, Felt: decent
Tuesday | July 25, 2017: 10 m run (incl. 15×1:00)
Loc: Kilbourne/DPRT loop, Temp: 57°/64°, Time: 1:46:39, Pace: 10:40 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Wednesday | July 26, 2017: 3 m run
Loc: Chicago Lakefront Path, Temp: 80°/82°, Time: 31:18, Pace: x:xx avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: frustrated with work and life
Thursday | July 27, 2017: rest (massage!)
Friday | July 28, 2017: teaching strength class + 1,302 yd swim + 4 m run
Strength: braided bands and whole body, Difficulty: easy, Felt: fine, just so tired (sleepy)
Loc: FitNation, Time: 29:22, Pace: 2:15 min/100 yd, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Loc: hood, Temp: 69°/70°, Time: 42:01, Pace: 10:30 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, once my legs warmed up

Saturday | July 29, 2017: RAGBRAI Day 7 (47.57 m bike w/Dad, Gina, & Andrew)
Loc: Waukon to Lansing, Temp: 63°/?°, Time: 3:48:16, Pace: 12.5 mph avg, Difficulty: mostly easy, Felt: great
Sunday | July 30, 2017: 3 m run (w/Steve)
Loc: Esmann Island, Temp: 61°/66°, Time: 30:05,  Pace: 10:01 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good


  • On Monday our temps and humidity dropped and I was so excited to run! But that pressure change also gave me a massive headache so I was in bed all day until I taught class. Wah. Next time we have a huge weather shift coming, I should take medicine before it happens.
  • I was able to enjoy the lower temps for my Tuesday run! And I was able to do my 10-mile loop that goes on the recently flooded trails. They weren’t flooded anymore, but at times, the smell of the stagnant water was so bad I would start to gag and my eyes would water. And parts of the trail looked horrible.
  • I said this last time, but man, a swim the day after a massage feels so good!
  • I sometimes feel so creaky/stiff in the mornings – I am guessing that is an age thing, since I am not training that hard. Yay…
  • RAGBRAI Day 7 was so much fun! I can’t wait to go through the pictures and write about it!

Link to Training Week 405

6 Responses to “Training Week 406”

  1. C says:

    Ugh… I get that creaky and stiff feeling too, mostly when I’ve been in one position for a while. Getting older has some downsides. I’m looking forward to hearing about RAGBRAI 🙂

    • kilax says:

      It sure does, lol! It’s quite comical when I go down the stairs in the morning!!!

      Thanks! I am exited to write about it! Hopefully this weekend 🙂

  2. Anne says:

    I can’t wait to read about RAGBRAI! I’m happy to hear that you feel great for it! 😃

  3. Karen Bayne says:

    I get stiff all the time but I feel like you are too young!
    Glad you got enjoy some of the nice temp break.
    I like that you ran the day after you biked all those miles and felt good 🙂 You would think your legs would feel a little tired lol

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