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Training Log Archive: bbrooke

In the 7 days ending Aug 10:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Run / Hike10 9:40:40 42.34(13:43) 68.14(8:31) 3106
  Strength / Stretching3 2:45:00
  Total10 12:25:40 42.34 68.14 3106
averages - sleep:6.8 weight:121.1lbs

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Saturday Aug 10 #

7 AM

Run / Hike 1:56:22 [3] 9.01 mi (12:55 / mi) +1192ft 11:29 / mi
slept:7.0 weight:121lbs shoes: Hoka Challenger (2019)


LoCO FIT breakfast run starting at the Doudy Draw trailhead -- Springbrook South, Goshawk, and Fowler trails into Eldorado Canyon. We turned around at the Bastille overlook and returned via Fowler and Springbrook North.

Weather was perfect -- overcast and not hot. Delicious egg & cheese breakfast sandwich afterwards with the group at Panera.

Ankle is still swollen and achy, but I can run on it OK (as long as my foot doesn't land awkwardly).

A few of us at our turnaround point, watching climbers on The Bastille.
Photo

Friday Aug 9 #

12 PM

Run / Hike 15:00 [3] 0.75 mi (20:00 / mi)
slept:8.0 weight:122.1lbs


Walked to & from the rec center.

Strength / Stretching 1:00:00 [3]


Yoga class at the rec center.

6 PM

Run / Hike 1:08:00 [3] 3.25 mi (20:55 / mi) +95ft 20:22 / mi
shoes: Hoka Challenger (2019)


Walked to friend's house for a happy hour party; walked to the street fair; walked home.

Thursday Aug 8 #

6 AM

Run / Hike hills 1:14:34 [3] 6.33 mi (11:47 / mi) +406ft 11:06 / mi
slept:7.0 weight:120.4lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2019)


LoCO FIT workout.

- Ran 0.75 from Community Park to the trailhead to warm up.

- 50 minutes of "up & overs" at the Aquarius hill -- 3.5 laps.

- Ran 0.75 back to the park to cool down.

I'm really enjoying being a morning person (doing these workouts in the afternoon heat SUCKS! and it's nice to be already done for the day). I hope I can make it last. :-P

Wednesday Aug 7 #

6 AM

Run / Hike 15:00 [3] 0.75 mi (20:00 / mi)
slept:6.0 weight:122.5lbs


Walked to & from the rec center.

Strength / Stretching 1:00:00 [3]


Yoga at the rec center.

6 PM

Run / Hike 35:09 [3] 3.11 mi (11:18 / mi) +142ft 10:50 / mi
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2019)


Weekly Runner's Roost group run -- out and back on the Mayhoffer trail, xtra-slow (ankle aching, calves burning...).

Tuesday Aug 6 #

6 AM

Run / Hike intervals 52:30 [3] 4.39 mi (11:58 / mi)
slept:7.0 weight:120.3lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2019)


LoCO FIT workout at the LMS track -- our last track workout of the summer, since school starts next week.

- Ran 0.75 to warm up.

- 2 x (5 laps of ins & outs). My plan said "4 to 5 laps" -- so I was happy I didn't flake out and only do four. I was also happy to not tweak my ankle (it's still bruised & swollen and will hurt if I step on it in a certain way, but I was able to get through this workout).

- Ran 0.75 to cool down.

Monday Aug 5 #

6 AM

Run / Hike 15:00 [3] 0.75 mi (20:00 / mi)
slept:7.0 weight:120.6lbs


Walked to & from the rec center.

Along the way, I spotted someone's dog-poop-bag holder in the grass. I found an eye-level tree branch to hang it from, facing the sidewalk. I feel like I have done my good deed for the day.

Strength / Stretching 45:00 [3]


Becky's Recovery Yoga class at the rec center (outdoors -- so nice!).

6 PM

Run / Hike 35:06 [3] 1.85 mi (18:58 / mi) +33ft 18:39 / mi
shoes: Hoka Challenger (2019)


"Ladies Night" at Runners Roost. I mainly went for the possibility of winning a raffle item. ;-) But first I did a short walk with a few of the other injured / recovering people.

Sunday Aug 4 #

8 AM

Run / Hike long 2:33:59 [3] 12.15 mi (12:40 / mi) +1238ft 11:33 / mi
slept:5.5 weight:120.6lbs shoes: Hoka Challenger (2019)


XTERRA Castle Rock 20K trail race.

I'm not really sure why I signed up for this -- I haven't done a long run in almost six weeks (~11 miles on 6/24). So I approached this as a supported training run rather than as a race (I had 12 miles on my training plan for today anyway -- perfect!).

Also, since my stomach has been quirky since last Thursday, I gave myself permission to bail after the first 10K loop if it acted up.

Good news / bad news -- no stomach issues whatsoever (despite my questionable decision to have spicy Thai food for lunch yesterday), so I had to cruise past the finish and keep going for the second loop.

I was feeling good -- going at a comfortable pace, only walking on the steeper uphills -- until I tripped on a rock and rolled my ankle *really* badly in mile 8. I saw stars. I had to sit on the side of the trail doing some lamaze-style breathing for a few minutes, due to the pain. And I skinned my knee. :-\

I hobbled to the next aid station (which was only about 100 feet away) and considered quitting. I could barely talk (since I was trying not to cry), but the volunteers helped me rinse the dirt out of my knee scrape. Then I "walked it off" for about a quarter mile.

I was able to continue running, but I was much more timid on the rocky parts and definitely slower overall. The weather also started to feel really hot in the last 3-4 miles.

Ultimately, I was nearly last at #53 of 70 overall -- but still 1st out of three for F45-49. Yay! (No former Olympians in my AG this time...) I got to pick a prize from an already-picked-over table of tchotchkes -- so I grabbed a handful of Honey Stinger gels.

My ankle is slightly swollen and I can tell it's going to be painful for a while.

Photo.

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