Training Week 421

By , November 12, 2017 5:45 pm

Highlight of the Week: Getting all my runs in, and finishing off the week with a run with Jen!

Monday | November 6, 2017: 10 m ride + 4.5 m run (incl. 4 hill repeats) + teaching strength class
Indoor Ride Time: 38:27, Pace: 15.6 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: fine, just not positioned right (sore butt!)
Loc: hood, Temp: 39°/39°, Time: 11:06, Pace: 49:57 avg, Difficulty: easy-ish, Felt: good!
Strength: BOSU and two dumbbells, Difficulty: easy-ish, Felt: good, sweaty

Tuesday | November 7, 2017: 3 m run
Loc: Chicago Lakefront Trail, Temp: 47°/46°, Time: 30:08, Pace: 10:02 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great, just hungry
Wednesday | November 8, 2017: rest
Thursday | November 9, 2017: 4 m run (incl. 3×800)
Loc: Lake Andrea, Temp: 33°/33°, Time: 41:18, Pace: 10:20 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: pushed back by the wind
Friday | November 10, 2017: teaching strength class + 1,134 yd swim + 5 m run
Strength: BOSU and two dumbbells, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, but hard on the hips!
Loc: FitNation, Time: 25:00, Pace: 2:12 min/100 yd, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Loc: Van Patten Woods, Temp: 28°/28°, Time: 55:05, Pace: 11:01 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: amazing

Saturday | November 11, 2017: 10 m run
Loc: DPRT/Kilbourne loop, Temp: 28°/30°, Time: 1:59:17, Pace: 11:56 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: sluggish (didn’t sleep well)
Sunday | November 12, 2017: 12 m ride + 7 m run (w/Jen)
Indoor Ride Time: 47:40, Pace: 15.1 mph avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Loc: DPRT, Temp: 36°/37°, Time: 1:28:54, Pace: 12:42 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good


  • I love that I work close to the Lakefront Trail and can run there during lunch break but MAN, there are so many stop lights just to get out there. That would make me nuts if I had to do it every day!
  • It was cold enough Thursday that my phone died during my run. Time to put that thing in a glove! (I remembered for Friday and Saturday’s runs, which were even colder.)
  • The BOSU workout we’re doing in class is challenging my hips. We’ve been doing a curtsy lunge (aka skaters) with two dumbbells down to the BOSU and I feel it immediately!
  • We had our first snowfall of the season Friday, and I had a peaceful, calm run on it on the trails. What a treat! The day before was warmer but windy, and felt a lot colder, so this lovely run was especially appreciated.
  • Then I ran again on the snow Saturday. It rained for all of Sunday’s run. ‘Tis the season!

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Thanks to everyone who entered the 11 Year Runniversary Amazon giftcard giveaway! picked #8 (each entry and favorite movie counted as two), which was Christina!

2 Responses to “Training Week 421”

  1. Kandi says:

    I knew I missed your giveaway but wanted to comment anyway… but they comments were closed so you get it here. Running is my favorite but I’ve been doing strength recently and been feeling pretty great!
    Favorite movie this year was Thor Ragnarok!

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