Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Week in review

So been a week since I updated. Last Tuesday was Hill repeats. Always something I love, lol. Thursday night was swimming - had a great practice. Swam 2,760 - my longest yet! Felt really strong and fast. Coach Megan said I am ready to be moved to the next group! Holy crap!

Didn't get a run or a ride in this weekend. I was visiting some family in Chicago. This weekend is the NJ Half Marathon, but I am still planning on doing a ride on Saturday. Pray for no flat tires!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Great weekend run

So, I had a really great run this past weekend. I wanted to get in a semi-long run, so prior to my race, I did 2 lower loops. I kept it easy, but still ran at a faster then 10:00 per mile pace, which I was pretty psyched about. Then I did the adidas Run for the Parks (4M). Had a really great race. Ran an 8:18 per mile pace!!! I have never run that fast before! I am super excited!

Tonight is my Terrier Run - we are doing hill repeats. Woohoo. Fun, right?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Long Swim

Thursday nights are usually my long Terrier swims. I couldn't go last night because of a good friends b-day party. Coach Megan sent me a workout to do on my own. I was good and got up this morning and went. Did a total of 2,000 yards which translates to 1.14 miles. A little shorter then my usual long swims, but I was on a time limit.

Going on a ride early tomorrow morning. My mom is coming in, so I can't go for too long, but just want to get out of the bike.

Running the adidas Run for the Parks on Sunday morning with Jenny. It's a 4M race, so I am going to go early and do 4 miles before then.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Midweek Swim

Was a good trainee this morning and got up early to go for a swim. Took a bit to get out of bed, so I didn't get as much in as I should have, but was still able to get 20 mins in (800 yards) before work. Did a quick warmup and then some drills, followed by some swimming. I tried to focus on my form and the things we discussed in the swim clinic.

Tuesday Night Workout

Had a great speed workout last night. We did 800 meter (1/2 mile) repeats. We did the 800 at 85-90% and then an 800 meter recovery. We did 4 of these total (4 miles). Had a good workout. See below for my times:

85-90% Recovery
3.29.95 5.05.98
3.45.95 4.44.92
3.41.12 5.02.75
3.40.71 5.02.89 (also cooldown) + 2.07.16

Total time: 36.41.12 - 8.37 overall pace

Monday, April 14, 2008

Huge dork

I think you all know by now that I am a huge dork when it comes to races. I like to buy lots of t-shirts/jackets/shorts, etc from events.

Case in point....

My NYC Marathon 08 In-Training shirt. I love it.

Excellent weekend

I had a great weekend on training. The weather kept threating rain, but it never ended up raining. On Friday, I had my last Jack Rabbit swim class. I am so glad they are over! My fridays are free again!

Saturday I went for a long ride with Shannon. Despite a brief mishap (oops, flat tire), I got 23 miles in. Felt awesome! I was super psyched (albeit exhausted afterwards).

On Sunday, I did my long run. Got a solid 12 miles in and felt the best I had in a long time doing it.

This week I am hoping to keep the momentum up!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Great swim

I had a great swim last night! All the work we did at the Swim Analysis last weekend really seemed to help. I felt much better in the water and much stronger (and faster!). I could really tell when I would lose my form and the difference. Did a total of 2,520 yards (1.43 miles!) and of that 1,600 was almost consecutive (.90 mi). Coach Megan even told me how much better I looked in the water. What a great workout.

Anyways, apparently we get our video's of us swimming in the water from the clinic. I'll post when I do.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Good week

Got a good week of training in. On Monday, I did an easy 3 mile run at a 9:45 pace. I was going to try to go swimming as well Monday night, but wasn't able to get it in. On Tuesday night, I had a Terrier workout. We did Tempo intervals. I had a surprisingly good run. Really pushed myself as opposed to making reasons why I should run slower. Pretty happy with the workout. Last night I just did a light active recovery workout. Tonight is my Terrier swim.

This weekend going to go for a bike ride. Shannon and I are going to meet on Saturday morning and do some loops of the park. Pray for no rain!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Solid weekend

Had a great weekend of training! Finally got out for a bike ride =) It was a gorgeous day. Unfortunately, they cancelled team workout bc it was supposed to rain, but it didn't and was perfect weather! I did about 12.5 miles, which I am really happy about. It was also my first time riding with traffic (scary!). Felt good on the bike - discovered I need to buy some gloves and sunglasses - its bright out there!

Then I had my swim analysis in the afternoon. It was really helpful. My main problem is in my pull - everything else is good (body position, kick, etc). I'm going to go for a swim tonight and work on everything.

I also went to the Running Company and Spencer helped me find some shoes. Going to go for a run on the treadmill tonight before my swim to test them out.

Yesterday, was, unfortunately, not as nice, but I still went out for a run. Got about 11.3 miles in (which is actually farther then I thought I had run, so that's good!).

All in all, a good weekend!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Swim Analysis

This weekend I am doing an underwater swim analysis with the Terrier's. They videotape you swimming underwater and then can correct things that are wrong, either body placement, stroke, etc. I am very excited about this!

In addition to that, I have a very busy weekend! Going to go for a ride - hoping tomorrow morning, but its supposed to be raining, so if so, I'll go on Sunday. Swim analysis on Sat. afternoon, and a long run on Sunday. I am also planning on stopping by the Running Company and having Coach Spencer help me find some shoes. The Mizuno's I bought in January just aren't really working anymore for me.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Unintentional week off...

So I was planning on going to Tuesday night run and getting on ride in...but of course that didn't happen. My lease is up soon and we've been apartment hunting, so that interferred with training this week - but no worries! We found a place, so no more apartment hunting! We are really excited - and its close to Central Park! That is what I am most excited about. And there is an Equinox only 2 blocks away (literally), so that is awesome as well (for when I join).