Roundup: Week 8

March 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Week 8

…and things were going so well…

Monday: walk with the fam to the rugby field

Tuesday: 4 miles outside after work.

Wednesday: nothing

Thursday: 6 miles outside.  This was an ugly run, for a few reasons:

  1. Ran at lunch.  Totally kosher, but I still have PTSD from previous jobs and run with my work phone and stress the whole time.  Plus I was under a time crunch.
  2. That morning, I found out that both Andrea and Margaret WILL NOT be running RTBG with me.  So…I’m rolling solo.  And lacking a little bit of motivation.
  3. Because it was lunch and I was starving, I stuffed my face with 5 thin mints as I was walking out the door.

Spent a lot of the run feeling like I was going to barf up cookies.  Walked up the one big hill.  Lame.

Friday: Happy hour with coworkers!  Who needs to cross train.

Saturday: 6.8 miles in some nice weather.  But I felt pretty crappy (not from happy hour, the whole week I was dragging big time, really tired.)  Also started to get some minor shin pain.  Decided there was no reason to push.

Sunday: 2500 swim.  Main set:
400 swim fast in and out of one wall (so every other turn) @ b+15
50 easy stroke
2 x 100 FAST @ 2:00
300 swim fast in and out of one wall @ b+15
50 easy stroke
2 x 100 FAST @ 2:00
200 swim no breathing inside the flags @ b+15
50 easy stroke
2 x 100 FAST @ 2:00
100 swim no breathing inside the flags @ b+15
50 easy stroke
2 x 100 FAST @ 2:00

That set is actually a really great, quick 2000.  I coached the group I would normally swim with (people always go faster on fast swims when there is someone on deck yelling out times as you come into the wall), so I ended up doing this set by myself.  Plus I was in a little bit of a rush.  So I made a few modifications: the 400, 300, 200, 100 were all @ 1:20 base, 50s all on 1:00, and the 100s were just on 1:15, not all out.

Then on Sunday….

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That is Spike and Paul walking down the middle of our street at 8am on Monday.    Sunday night was freezing rain followed by 5 inches of snow.  Then Monday afternoon the sun came out, and it melted, then the temps dropped again at night…

…and the world is once again covered in ice.

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