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Training Log: Tyrannosaurus

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 4:13:48 31.4(8:05) 50.53(5:01)
  Climbing2 2:30:00
  Cycling5 1:51:27 28.14(15.1/h) 45.29(24.4/h)
  Stretching1 20:00
  Total10 8:55:15 59.54 95.82
  [1-5]10 8:35:15
averages - sleep:8.1

Saturday Nov 17 #

9 AM

Running race 1:38:54 [4] 12.87 mi (7:41 / mi)
slept:7.5 shoes: Asics Gel-Excite 4 - Blue (#2)

Second half marathon! (A little short). Shower and nap first, then a description.
Showered and curled up in bed! I wasn't expecting much from this race given that I've only gotten in a handful of long runs this season, and overall my mileage has been pretty low. However, I ended up with a ~8 minute PR (which totally still would have been a PR if the course was a full 13.1!) even on a much hillier course than the race that I ran last year.
They had to change the course today to adjust for flooding on the bike path we were supposed to use and a bursted water main. The original course was flat for the first few miles, then rolling up until about mile 7, then rolling down and flat again towards the end. So, once we hit a large downhill after mile 8 and having already done a lot of rolling uphills, Bex looked at me and remarked that we were on track for PRs, and I responded that I thought the rest of the course was relatively flat. Not more than 10 seconds later, we come around a corner to see a MASSIVE hill. This hill was essentially the equivalent of all the other climbs we had done previously, combined. I died pretty hard and was probably going slower than walking pace up it. Bex powered through the whole thing, which meant that I didn't have a running partner for the remaining miles. I was really struggling towards the end, but overall I did a fairly good job of keeping my pace up.
My body feels a lot better after this half than it did after the one last year, which is a good sign. I'm very happy with how this went. It was a good last race with the club running team here :)

Friday Nov 16 #

1 PM

Running 25:28 [2] 3.05 mi (8:21 / mi)
ahr:158 max:175 slept:9.0 shoes: Asics Gel-Excite 4 - Blue (#2)

Shaking out before the half

Climbing 1:30:00 [2]

Felt weak today

Thursday Nov 15 #


5 PM

Cycling 11:46 [1] 2.06 mi (10.5 mph)

10 PM

Cycling 12:53 [1] 2.02 mi (9.4 mph)

Fishtailing in the snow on a bike was a new experience. This was fantastic fun for the first 5 minutes, and I was chuckling to myself as I slid and slipped along. Then there was enough snow in my eyes that I couldn't see well and I became more worried about the passing cars, so the last 5 minutes were decidedly less fun.

Wednesday Nov 14 #


Lymph nodes are swollen behind one ear. Interestingly, this isn't unusual for me, although this is the first time I realized the swelling was my lymph nodes, and I'm not sure if it's been correlated with illness in the past. But I'm guessing it likely is associated with getting sick, so I'm hoping I can fight off whatever is coming my way by getting quality sleep. I haven't been sleeping well for the past two weeks, so I'm ready for it.
3 PM

Cycling 1:00:29 [2] 19.9 mi (19.7 mph)
ahr:111 max:164

40 minutes of very relaxed spinning + studying for Monday's A&P exam, then 5x 1min intervals to get the heart going a little bit.

Stretching 20:00 [0]

Stretching and rolling and some ankle strength too

Tuesday Nov 13 #

5 PM

Cycling 13:10 [1] 2.11 mi (9.6 mph)

Slept through my 8am today which made for a stressful day right from the get-go and meant no strength or running today
10 PM

Cycling 13:09 [1] 2.05 mi (9.4 mph)

Monday Nov 12 #

6 PM

Running 42:31 [3] 5.02 mi (8:28 / mi)
slept:7.5 shoes: Asics Gel-Excite 4 - Blue (#2)

Lovely run around the Common with Bex and Meredith. We chatted the whole way, and then went to FoMu and ate dairy-free and gluten-free ice cream sandwiches. They were surprisingly delicious.
8 PM

Running 11:32 [3] 1.34 mi (8:36 / mi)
shoes: Asics Gel-Excite 4 - Blue (#2)

To Rockspot

Climbing 1:00:00 [2]

Tore off callouses that had already been torn off. I'm noticeably weaker on my L side, so I think I need to figure out a way to strengthen my L arm

Sunday Nov 11 #

10 AM

Running long 1:15:23 [3] 9.12 mi (8:16 / mi)
ahr:157 max:176 slept:8.5 shoes: Saucony Guide 10 (Blue)

Long run along the river with the gals. We ended up doing somewhat of a tempo progression, which was nice since we started off so slowly, shaking out from yesterday. Half marathon next Saturday! I'm not ready to race it, but it will be a good fast-ish long run I think.

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