Training Week 442

By , April 8, 2018 9:59 am

Highlight of the Week: Breathing on my left side while swimming / having fun subbing (class) / winning money at the 5K/ running with Dad!

Monday | April 2, 2018: 8 m run + teaching strength class
Loc: VP Woods loop, Temp: 34°/36°, Time: 1:17:42, Pace: 9:42 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: decent, legs a bit tired
Strength: plyo box, kettlebells, and boxing, Felt: good

Tuesday | April 3, 2018: 1,302 yd swim + 2 m walk
Loc: FitNation, Time: 25:37, Pace: 1:58 min/100 yd avg, Difficulty: easy enough, Felt: great
Wednesday | April 4, 2018: 3 m run
Loc: Chicago Lakefront Trail, Temp: 33°/30°, Time: 24:55, Pace: 8:17 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good to run the stress off
Thursday | April 5, 2018: 4 m run (incl. 6×1:00) + massage + teaching strength class
Loc: hood, Temp: 22°/22°, Time: 37:15, Pace: 9:18 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: great
Strength: body bars and resistance bands, Felt: great

Friday | April 6, 2018: 15 m ride + 3 m walk
Indoor Ride Time: 58:44, Pace: 15.3 mph, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Saturday | April 7, 2018: Fools 5K (+1.2 m WU & .7 m CD) + 30 min walk (w/Dad)
Loc: George Wyth State Park, Temp: 16°/20°, Time: 21:48, Pace: 7:01 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: like I was racing, ha
Sunday | April 8, 2018: 6 m run (w/Dad!)
Loc: Cedar Prairie Trail, Temp: 14°/22°, Time: 58:30, Pace: 9:45 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: a bit rough at first then fine


  • When I started my swim on Tuesday, I decided to try bilateral breathing to see if I could get back to that meditation, and it worked! And it somehow made me swim faster, overall (maybe since I was breathing every three strokes instead of two?!)!
  • I slept unusually well at the beginning of the week. For three nights in a row, I didn’t get up to use the bathroom, and when I did wake up, I fell back asleep. The next night, I did get up to use the bathroom, but again, fell right back asleep. I wonder if the lighter training load has anything to do with that?! The good sleep only lasted three days, but I enjoyed it!
  • The Thursday night instructor needed a sub so I taught her class and she taught my Friday am class which meant I got a bit more sleep the day before my race! Yay! And I had a lot of fun teaching her class.
  • Ha, I was feeling like I didn’t push myself hard enough at the 5K because my stomach and coughing weren’t that bad, but it hit that night (stomach), and I definitely felt it (legs) during the beginning of my Sunday run (and the coughing after)!
  • It was freaking cold on Sunday, but Dad still came out with me for a ride while I ran. Yay! I love our run/rides! We just chat the whole time, and I get to hear all these stories from my dad about his life, and what he’s up to now.

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2 Responses to “Training Week 442”

  1. Kathy says:

    love when a really good nights sleep comes along! Well done on the 5k are you going to make another PR attempt or wait until the mood strikes you?

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