Training Week 418

By , October 23, 2017 5:20 am

Highlight of the Week: a super chill Friday.

Monday | October 16, 2017: 4.5 m run + teaching strength class
Loc: hood, Temp: 50°/55°, Time: 47:02, Pace: 10:27 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great
Strength: body bars, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good

Tuesday | October 17, 2017: 4 m run
Loc: VP Woods, Temp: 70°/68°, Time: 42:41, Pace: 10:40 avg, Difficulty: easy-ish, Felt: decent
Wednesday | October 18, 2017: rest
Thursday | October 19, 2017: 4 m run
Loc: hood, Temp: 62°/60°, Time: 43:38, Pace: 10:54 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great, loving the cool weather
Friday | October 20, 2017: teaching strength class + 1,008 yd swim + 3 m run + massage
Strength: plates and airex pad, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good
Loc: FitNation, Time: 22:31, Pace: 2:14 min/100 yd, Difficulty: easy, Felt: happy I went
Loc: VP Woods, Temp: 70°/73°, Time: 33:17, Pace: 11:05 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: hot, hot, hot (but fine)

Saturday | October 21, 2017: teaching strength class + 3 m run
Strength: cardio, core, and boxing, Difficulty: easy, Felt: too hot
Loc: hood, Temp: 69°/70°, Time: 32:45, Pace: 10:54 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: okay, thirsty!

Sunday | October 22, 2017: 6 m run (incl. 12×1:00) + 10 m ride
Loc: Kilbourne/H, Temp: 66°/67°, Time: 1:06:45, Pace: 11:08 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: hot and miserable until I turned around and faced the wind
Indoor Ride Time: 39:09, Pace: 15.3 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, just sore butt


  • I woke up Friday and thought for sure I wouldn’t swim after teaching. I feel that way every Friday when I wake up at 3:45 am. Ha. I figured the feeling would go away after class but I still wasn’t sure on the drive home whether my car would take me to the pool or not. It did at the last minute. And I’m happy it did – Fridays are such a nice quiet time at the pool and I would have been annoyed going during open swim on the weekend (when it’s way more hectic at the pool). I gotta keep that in mind when I’m dead tired and thinking about skipping my swim.
  • My annual pool pass expires on Saturday. Time to decide if I’ll get another!
  • Beyond waking up early on Friday, I had an awesome day – teaching, swimming, napping, running, hammocking, a massage, and dinner with friends. What a wonderfully lazy day. (I work extra hours eight days of the pay period so that I get one day off every two weeks, and it was this past Friday.)
  • I didn’t feel as awesome after my massage as normal though – my upper back felt really tight on Saturday. Blah.
  • It’s not unusual to have warm and humid weather this late in to October, but it’s really making me not want to run much. <— broken record.
  • I must sit really different on the bike inside than outside, because my butt can hardly handle the seat and it’s fine outside (and I don’t think it’s a 100% a conditioning thing, although riding more would help!).

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2 Responses to “Training Week 418”

  1. Anne says:

    If it makes you feel better, that’s how I felt about swimming after class most Fridays too. But I was always glad to have gone once I did! (Of course it helped that I had a friend to swim with)

    Your Friday off sounds awesome!

    That sucks that it’s still hot and humid there this late in the year 🙁 I had pretty decent weather for most of my runs last week, and now I’m enjoying Florida’s 90% humidity 😝

    • kilax says:

      Yes! I feel better when it’s done (minus the chlorine smell) and definitely miss swimming with a friend 🙂

      I had two cool runs last week, at least! Yay! I am just not in the mood for any warmth or humidity and high dew points any more lol. I hope some nice views make up for the humidity in FL!!! Or something!!!!

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