Training Log – Week of Sept. 14 (Week 37)

Like last week, I said “yes” to a lot of real-person things like going out to dinner and taking advantage of happy hour—and I’m exhausted. It’s funny now triathlon endurance doesn’t translate to real life!

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Saturday night cannoli at the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy

Even so, all of Coach Pat’s run workouts were completed. It’s all about consistency.

General training notes: Knock on wood, running is feeling good these days. (Sidebar: is this what happens when you focus on only one sport?) Almost every outing reminds me of how I felt leading up to the Philly Half last year, which is a good sign. However, I’m definitely going to manage expectations as the races approaches. A PR would be awesome, but that’s not the short- or long-term goal.

 Monday – off

Tuesday – a.m. run and strength train

I wore a shirt (read: not a tank top) for this steady five miler along the West Side Highway. Fall, is that you?

Wednesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance

Let’s say I spent more time trying to change my tube and fiddling with my trainer tire than actually riding. (Note to self: get to the bike shop ASAP.) When all was said and done, I spent about 30 minutes riding easy.

 Thursday – a.m. run

My friend hosted a dinner party the previous night (#sayyestolife), and I was feeling a little sluggish after multiple glasses of white wine. My legs loosened up after the first mile, though, and I ran another four with some pickups sprinkled in.

Friday – a.m. swim with the Bearcat masters

The first thing to note about this workout is my #wannabeswimmer cluelessness. When I trained with a tri team, we always used pull buoys for sculling, so when I grabbed one this morning for our 100m set, I got some funny looks. Apparently that’s not what real swimmers do. Lesson learned. Second, there was a ton of IM work, and since I don’t have a race coming up, I didn’t have a valid excuse to forgo the butterfly. I was ready for a nap after that 3,400m practice.

Saturday – a.m. run and strength train

Easy four miler with strength training and corework

Sunday – a.m. run

Eight miles to and through Central Park. I started out slightly fast so I focused on easing off the gas a bit and maintaining proper form. There was also a tune-up 18 milers happening, and its electric energy totally made my run.  I also felt like a slacker for shutting it down at eight when those folks had 10 more miler to run. (But I am not running the New York City Marathon so …)

Total miles: 22

What’s your current favorite workout?

2 responses to “Training Log – Week of Sept. 14 (Week 37)

  1. Hahahahahaha @ you being a slacker, ever. Seriously, you’re one of my friends I think about to get my ass in gear for workouts. You have such a great “no excuses” mentality. ANYWAY, looks like a great week of work, and even some time for fun!

    Seriously though, can you plan a SoCal Training Camp ASAP? I want to be part of your offseason fun times 😉

  2. Ha, slacking….Nice job of training this week. The weather has been so nice for it!

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