Thursday, February 28, 2008


My team at work went bowling last night and I am soooore today. Awesome. Not what I wanted on a swim practice day (but bowling was lots of fun!). Tonight is Terrier Swim Team and tomorrow morning is Bootcamp. Not much else going on. Going to try and get a nice and good long run in this weekend. Its supposed to be nice on Sunday, so thats good.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Crappy Weather in NY

So this weekends plans got derailed a bit by the crappy weather. The Snowflake 4M was changed to a "fun run" because of the snow. I choose not to run it. It was gross out and I (selfishly) wanted to sleep in. Instead, I went to the gym and did some cross training.

Sunday morning is the Terrier Team run, which I also choose not to do. I woke up and was all for it, until I realized it was only 21 degrees outside. I love to run, but I like not to freeze more. Instead I went on Sunday afternoon when the weather was more favorable (40 degrees).

And today, it is raining out. I was going to try and get a workout in CP in, but unless its like 80+ degrees out, I don't like to run in the rain. Instead, I'll go to the gym and do a hill workout on the treadmill.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Weekend Run?

So, if you haven't looked at the weather lately, its snowing in NYC. We are supposed to get like 5-8 inches! It's crazy. Started sometime this early AM - was already snowing when my alarm went off for Terrier Bootcamp (cross-training). Given the weather I figured class was cancelled (and I was correct, it was). But, I am supposed to run a NYRR race tomorrow morning - and they say its still supposed to be snowing then. Fun. Ironically, the race is called the Snowflake 4M. Wonder on how many years its actually snowing on race day?

Terrier Swim Last Night

Had Terrier swim last night. It was a good workout - swam a total of 2240 yards, which equals 1.27 miles! Over 1.2 (the length of the Timberman swim!). I felt pumped afterwards. Coach Megan gave us some shoulder exercises to work on to increase strength there. Definitely going to work on those.

Our Terrier swims take place at Equinox, which I love, but inevitably make me sad. If you don't Equionox, check out their website: They are just the nicest gyms: pretty, clean, well-lit, lots of classes and amenities. It depresses me when I have to go workout at my Y again. I am hoping come Spring/Summer to join. But for right now, I'll just enjoy my swims and drool everytime I see one.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tri club

As I mentioned, I joined a tri club here in the city. They are called Terrier Tri (yes, like the dog - thats actually there mascot). I really like it so far. I've gotten some good workouts in. Can't wait until it warms up and I can go biking with them. I am really excited for that.

Check 'em out online:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Busy weekend

I've been busy at work, sorry I haven't updated lately.

Last week I attended my first official Terrier Tri workouts. I joined a triathlon club here in the city. Thursday night, I went to swim practice. They have several different swim classes based on level. Right now, I am in the beginner class, but our coach said he'll move me to intermediate soon. It was a good swim. The longest I had ever done yet - 1,800 yards - a little over 1 miles! Felt tired, but good.

On Friday morning, I got up and went to Terrier Bootcamp. In other words, an hour of intense cross training. Felt good doing it, but man was I exhausted afterwards. Definitely was sore the next day.

On Saturday, I went swimming. Did my Terrier Tri workout for the week - 1,600 yards. Insane! Another one of my longest swims.

Sunday was Terrier Tri group run. This was not at all what I expected. I assumed it would be like TNT. Everyone shows up, goes on there own run doing loops. Nope. We all ran together. When you were done your mileage or time, you just stopped. Plus, we didn't really run the loops - only a little. Most of the time we wandered throughout the park and on the trails. Since it was a group run, I definitely ran a little faster then I normally would. Assuming between a 9:15 and a 9:30. And it forced me to not stop when I got tired which I liked a lot. Had a great run and wasn't too exhausted afterwards. Did about 8 miles, which is exactly what I wanted to do. Felt great!

Yesterday, I took it easy. Went for a quick swim - 560 yards. Then I did a yoga later to stretch and relax. I just did this yoga video that I had, but I don't love it. I got a recommendation for Yoga for Triathletes, which I think I am going to buy.

Tonight there is a Terrier group run, but I think I am going to skip it and just do the gym. It's only like 35 degrees out and supposed to rain at some point. I've also been fighting the sniffles all weekend and think its in my best interest to stay in.

Monday, February 11, 2008

This weekend

I decided not to run the half-marathon this weekend. I was feeling a little sick and it was supposed to be rainy and cold, which I didn't think would help my cold. The weather ended up being nicer then forecasted, but I still think it was a good decision to take a weekend off from outdoor running. I pretty much slept the entire weekend and feel much better. I still was able to get a workout in.

Swim class was Friday night and we worked on stroke count. I felt good, but it was definitely an intense upper body workout. Saturday went for a swim and did laps. Sunday ran 6.5 miles on the treadmill, felt good. I also did some pilates.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Busy week

Had a busy week, but was still able to get some solid workouts in. On Monday night, I did the Jack Rabbit swim "homework" for the week. I am really starting to fall in love with swimming. I find it so relaxing (kinda like I do with yoga), but I still feel like I worked out. On Tuesday, I attempted to do a speed workout, but my knees were bothering me for some reason. So instead of having a crappy workout, I shortened it and took it easy and did some strength training. On Wednesday I decided to do my speed workout and it went very well. My knees felt fine and I got an excellent speed interval workout in.

Not sure what the plan is this weekend. I registered to do the Bronx Half Marathon, but am not sure whats going to happen. It's only supposed to be a high of 30 on Sunday and colder in the morning. I haven't been feeling super great and don't think its a great idea to be outside for 2 plus hours in that tempature. I think it might be a morning of game play decision. See what the temp is when I wake up and how I feel.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Good weekend

Before any running talk...YAY GIANTS!!!

So, anyways - had a good weekend of training. Swim class on Friday - went good. Then on Saturday, I went for a swim and a run. Felt good. Counted my pool lengths and swam over 1/2 a mile! Woohoo - halfway to 1.2! On Sunday was the NYRR Gridiron Classic 4M race in Central Park. It was gorgeous day for running - slightly colder then I would have liked, but still good. I didn't really "race" - when I finished I felt good and that I really could have pushed it more. I ran a 36:37 for a 9:09 mile pace.

I took full advantage of the nice day and went for a bike ride yesterday! It was my first "offical" bike ride on Ginny (my bike). It was really good :) Super happy!