No post last week secondary to Mountain West Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, NM (my home town). It was a lot of fun to watch our girls perform and also very stressful and tiring. I ran while I was there but I didn't even compete and I was pooped. So I rested last sunday and monday and no post.
Things are hectic. Work, home, training, and training. My training and the track team. I had my first brick/transition run today and I felt awesome. Here are two weeks of training:
Monday-Long swim. 30 min of swimming and about 1000 m. Nothing really to report.
Tuesday-Easy run. 45 min of easy running. Sully and I.
Wednesday-Track night. 15 min easy w drills. 8 150's. 4 X 800. 10 min easy. 5 miles total. The 800's at 3:30 pace with 2 min break. Felt strong. Those 150s are rough. KD calls them sneaky speed work. Not only that, I like how they work on mechanics. Overall good workout.
Friday-6 mile tempo run on the Bosque. I was so pumped to take a trip over to a new trail for me in ABQ. I have not run that trail and it was nice. It was cold and windy. At elevation I could not hold my tempo. I wanted to stay under 8:50 for all 6 and I only made 4 at tempo then I pooped out. Overall a tough run in harsh conditions.
Sunday-Pushed everything. lol.
Monday-Pushed a swim.
Tuesday-Easy 45 min. Me and sully out for 45 min and it was hard going. Legs felt sluggish.
Wednesday-Track night. 15 min warm up with drills. 8 X 150's. 2X 1 mile. KD and I were talking about the 150's and I was doing them wrong. I cleaned that up and they are even harder. Awesome start. Then KD and I got talking and the wind/cold kicked up. Miserable night and I only completed one mile. 7:48 pace. Then just shut it down. Wasn't feeling it.
Thursday-Hills. Went out and back on the sisters and felt strong. Despite a rear derailer issue it was a good ride. The bike is coming around. I need more time on it.
Friday-Tempo run. I wanted to recover that 6 miles from last week. I did, barely. 6 miles at 8:58 total. There were some issues but got through them. Funny run.
Saturday-Track meet, no training.
Sunday-Ahhhh my first brick. Full olympic bike course/3 mile run. I felt awesome. The bike was moderate, I didn't press. I didn't attack. It was 1:30 slower than last years race pace. I felt so strong. I feel the aerobic capacity so much better. My legs werent that tired. 26 miles in 1:39. I ran the sprint course and it ended up progressing really nice. I have been wondering how my running would feel after a decent bike. I started out with a goal of 9:15 pace and ended up at 9:40 but I didn't stop. Usually I have to walk. No walking today, never even occurred to me. 9:40, 9:29, and 8:52. Total 9:21. I have never had a run this fast after a bike. I am looking forward to this 10K at the race. I feel the fatigue resistance and I recovered during the run. Overall, a great day. Quote:
“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Feels like I am moving forward