Two Weeks of Workouts

24 03 2014

Howdy everyone! Pardon my lack of posting last week- I was quite the jet-setter last week, bouncing between Wisconsin, DC, and Connecticut for work. I was lucky to get in the workouts that I did! Anyhow, I’ll do a quick recap of my workouts from the last 2 weeks: 3/10-3/16 and 3/17-3/23


I had a super consistent week of training, and got in some big mileage.

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Monday: Run 10K

It was a beautiful night and I had a stellar run. I had a near perfect descend, and I averaged sub 5:00 per km!

Tuesday: Swim, 3000 yards

Main set was 14 x 150s then 8 x 50s. Courtney and I pushed each other for some of those 150s. I was pretty tired when we were done!


Wednesday: Trainer ride, 50 minutes; Run 4.1 km

Netflix DEFINITELY helps trainer rides go by faster. Watching sports documentaries has become my thing. This time, I watched one on Lolo Jones. Got me through the ride and then I was so inspired by her speed that I ran one of my speediest 4km ever!


Thursday: Swim, 2900 yards

Friday: Run, 9Km

This was a nice, easy run around Tampa. Felipe typically doesn’t give us easy runs, so this was a treat!

Saturday: Long Ride, 106km

We had a big group (for us) and we rode in a pace line the whole time. Felt pretty good- average HR was 140 and our average speed was 32.6km/hour. I’ll take it! Check out Meghan’s blog for a quick recap.


Sunday: Brick-10km ride, 7km run; yoga in the park

This was supposed to be a much longer ride, but we cut it short due to the ridiculous winds (weather channel said 19mph winds with 31mph gusts!). Better to be safe than sorry! We ran our normal 7km loop and I did it in a comparable time as last week, but with what felt like much less effort since I didn’t have a long ride before it!

After our run, Bill and I headed to yoga in the park. Ah, exactly what my body was craving!



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Monday: Run, 14km

This was probably my worst run of the season. I ran in the morning, and my legs were TIRED. It also didn’t help that it was 100% humidity with 12mph winds which were entirely in my face on the back half. That second half got ugly.  Walk and water breaks were definitely needed. I guess we all have a crap-tastic runs sometimes- just need to put it behind you and move on!

Tuesday: Spin class, 45 minutes

I was in Madison, so I went to Cyc fitness for a morning ride.


Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: Gym time, 1:00; Swim, 1800 yards

Hotel gym had 4 cardio machines and each was in use when I got there. So, weights it is! Did a hodge podge of different stuff and then ran for 20 minutes when one machine was free. After work, I got in a quick swim with Victoria.


Friday: Rest

I had an alarm set to workout before I went to the office, but my body told me it needed sleep. I could tell I was getting run down from my travels and knew I’d get sick if I kept pushing myself so I listened to my body and slept instead of heading to the gym.

Saturday: Treadmill run, 30 minutes, 3.62 miles

Pretty sure this is the longest I’ve been on the treadmill in a VERY long time. Needed to get in a quick workout before my day of presenting and travel!


Sunday: Brick: 55km ride, 8km run

Another windy day! J and I were the only ones riding today, so we rode the first part easyish and then pushed it for the way home. Holy headwind! The first 10km of our return ride had a crazy headwind. Then we got a little bit of help from the wind, and after the next turn, we got a LOT of help. If you look at my stats for the ride, you can totally see where the wind shifted. Checkout between 10-11 and 23-24. (Oh, and those are km/hour not mph!)

Screen Shot 2014-03-23 at 8.20.49 PMRide was fun but the run, not so much. I felt pretty good to start out but then I started to feel the weight of the week’s busy-ness slowing me down. And it was HOT. All I wanted was some water. So, instead of doing the prescribed 10km, I stopped short at a little over 8km.

A perk of the ride? I got to rock my #teamSOAS gear that had arrived while I was gone. I’m totally in love with it all!


PS. Gator Half is only 3 weeks away! AH!




6 responses

24 03 2014

Cute! Looks great on you!

24 03 2014
Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?!

I hadn’t thought to watch sports documentaries on the trainer – thanks for the tip! I love the trainer though, I must be weird. I think it’s because I get to watch TV that I select myself with nobody else’s input.

24 03 2014
Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?!

Oh and the gear looks AWESOME! Mine arrives Thursday, according to UPS. 🙂

24 03 2014

Yay! I can’t wait for you to get yours!

24 03 2014

Haha God bless you for liking the trainer. I get bored/feel like I’m not getting in a good workout. I’d much rather be outside!

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