Training Week 410

By , August 27, 2017 5:53 pm

Highlight of the Week: The cool running temps!

Monday | August 21, 2017: 4 m run + teaching strength class
Loc: hood, Temp: 78°/81°, Time: 44:17, Pace: 11:04 avg, Difficulty: easy-ish, Felt: fine, then too hot
Strength: step and dumbbells, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good but SUPER sweaty!

Tuesday | August 22, 2017: rest
Wednesday | August 23, 2017: 3 m run
Loc: hood, Temp: 68°/67°, Time: 31:36, Pace: 10:32 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great
Thursday | August 24, 2017: massage
Friday | August 25, 2017: teaching strength class + 1,008 yd swim + 4 m run (incl. 6×400)
Strength: step and dumbbells, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, really sweaty again (even though it was cool out!)
Loc: FitNation, Time: 21:48, Pace: 2:10 min/100 yd, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Loc: Lake Andrea, Temp: 51°/57°, Time: 39:03, Pace: 9:46 avg, Difficulty: mostly easy, Felt: good, enjoyed the cool weather

Saturday | August 26, 2017: 3 m run
Loc: hood to Line Creek Trail, Temp: 62°/64°, Time: 33:34, Pace: 11:11 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: decent, but thirsty and swollen
Sunday | August 27, 2017: 13 m run + 10 m ride
Loc: Lake Andrea/Outlet Mall Loop, Temp: 65°/66°, Time: 2:33:57, Pace: 11:51 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great
Indoor Ride Time: 39:48, Pace: 15.1 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: sore butt


  • The strength classes I teach are whole body, but this cycle and the last cycle definitely taxed the lower body. I think I’ll move that focus to the upper/core for a class or two.
  • I got a massage this week, even though I didn’t have a race this weekend. I’m going to try to get one once a month, whether I am racing or not, to stay loose (for a few days anyway, ha)!
  • A really strange thing happened Saturday morning. I was putting on new running shoes (same model as previous ones) and I could NOT get them on my feet. The laces were tied like they normally are, and I checked and they were the right model and size. I was so confused. Then I realized my feet were hella swollen – probably from being dehydrated and wearing boots with heels. Gah. I loosened the laces and got them on and they felt fine for the run. But I noticed even my sunglasses felt too tight on my head. Whuuuuuut.
  • Sunday was the first time I rode my bike instead since May! I intended to ride outside but it was raining and windy. I’m hoping for a few more outdoor rides this year – I am not ready to go back to all indoor rides.

Link to Training Week 409

4 Responses to “Training Week 410”

  1. Kathy says:

    A massage is a,ways the highlight if the week :p how swollen were you, that’s crazy, hope it went away!

    • kilax says:

      YES! Ahh. I wish I could get one every week!

      It did – I forgot to mention that! (I am sure two plane rides in two days didn’t help either!)

  2. Chaitali says:

    A massage a month sounds like a great idea! That’s weird that your feet were so swollen Saturday. Hopefully it went away quickly.

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