Training Log – Week of Aug. 31 (Week 35)

So I’m back in New York City and missing the mountains.


The recap is coming. It’s been a busy week playing catch up on life (and sleep.)

General training notes: I’ve fully transitioned from triathlon training to off-season/run-specific training, and for the next few weeks, my workouts will be uneventful; mileage will slowly increase as will run frequency. Plus, I have a weeklong work trip coming up in a few weeks, so Coach Pat and I decided to keep things easy until that passes. Fingers crossed, these next weeks will be uneventful base building.

Monday – off

Took a redeye home from Utah and was barely able to function at work. Luckily, Coach Pat programmed a rest day, and I was in bed by 7:30 p.m. #highmaintenancesleeper

Tuesday – a.m. run and strength train

Coach Pat’s plan called for five steady miles, but as soon as I stepped outside, the humidity changed my workout. Even though I ran easy, I felt totally zapped of any energy by the final mile and had to work to finish strong. After, I spent about 20 minutes doing corework and upper-body strength training.

Wednesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance

The parts of this workout I actually did went pretty well—five minutes at tempo, four minutes at sweet spot, and 5×30 seconds at FTP with 30 seconds rest, then repeat the cycle four times—but I somehow managed to get two flats. I did not get a single one during races and outdoor rides, so maybe this was payback?

Thursday – a.m. run and strength train

Slugged through this four-mile run. C’mon, humidity!

Fridaya.m. swim off

Moving forward, I will keep these swims on the schedule. This week, though, the pool was still closed.

Saturday – a.m. run and strength train

Four miles that actually felt easy because there was no humidity—huzzah! Followed it up with some corework and upper-body strength training

Sunday – a.m. run

At seven miles, my long run of the week went great thanks to *knock on wood* no humidity. (“Long” is relative, by the way. I feel somewhat inadequate seeing marathoners’ 20-plus-mile outings.) Have we seen the last of it?

Has fall weather arrived yet?

3 responses to “Training Log – Week of Aug. 31 (Week 35)

  1. I wish we have seen the last of humidity. It was awful down here! Do you have a fall goal race picked out yet?

    • The Philly Half is the only race on the schedule so far. For the rest of the month, I’ll probably focus on short-course workouts, and then once October hits, we’ll start increasing my long run. I’m not shooting for a monster PR, but I’m excited–it’s such a fun race and weekend overall. 🙂

  2. September is actually a really hot month in SoCal, so we’re sadly not getting the cooler temps yet. Cannot wait for cooler mornings!

    Don’t know how you even worked after a redeye. They knock me out for days!

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