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Training Log Archive: Tyrannosaurus

In the 7 days ending Mar 16, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 4:40:46 32.79(8:34) 52.77(5:19) 297
  Nordic Skiing1 40:14 6.73(5:59) 10.83(3:43)
  Strength2 16:00
  Total6 5:37:00 39.52 63.6 297
averages - sleep:8.4

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Saturday Mar 16, 2019 #

9 AM

Running race 1:40:49 [4] 13.22 mi (7:38 / mi) +113m 7:26 / mi
slept:7.0 shoes: Asics Gel-Excite 4 - Blue (#2)

Run to the pub half marathon! I think technically this is my half marathon PR. The YMCA half I did last fall was 1:38:54, but also my watch clocked it at only 12.87 miles. Today’s race was definitely the full half. And my overall pace was faster today, so I’m going to claim it as a new (albeit slower time) PR.
The start was hectic. The bathroom line took FOREVER, and then once we were finally through all of that, the race started in 30 seconds. I had to drop off my bag AFTER the starting line, and the bag drop was in the opposite direction that the course turned. Whoops.
I started out at 8:00 pace, which felt good, and I kept feeling good so was dropping progressively faster splits until about halfway. I knew I was speeding up and tried to slow down but mentally I was in it to race and knowing that there was still a while ahead of me wasn’t enough to keep the pace more in check. But it never got to an unreasonably fast pace, and even when I started running out of gas near the end (really slowed down on the minor hill mile 9-10 or so) I was able to pick it back up a bit.
About at mile 8, the course converged with the 10k course, and I was weaving my way through lots of walkers and slower runners. That was frustrating, and poor planning on the organizers’ part.
I was REALLY surprised that at all of the aid stations, they only had water. I’m typically a tiny-sip-of-Gatorade sort of racer, so I was a little worried about really hitting the wall before the end due to lack of fuel. That didn’t happen, but a note for next time: make sure to know what will be offered at the aid stations and what I need to bring for myself.
Overall though, a really fun and beautiful course! It was about 90% downhill, which was very nice. I definitely did better than expected, and I’m happy with it.

Friday Mar 15, 2019 #

3 PM

Running 42:54 [3] 4.78 mi (8:58 / mi) +35m 8:47 / mi
ahr:152 max:169 slept:9.0 shoes: Saucony Guide 10 (Blue)

So warm today! I was noticeably sweating on this run! I don’t remember the last time that happened! I was able to mostly avoid the large puddles of melting snow by slowing to a walk and tiptoeing along the edges of the remaining snow banks. I did punch through and end up with wet feet a couple of times though.

Thursday Mar 14, 2019 #

5 PM

Running 40:32 [3] 4.69 mi (8:39 / mi) +30m 8:29 / mi
ahr:155 max:163 slept:8.0 shoes: Asics Gel-Excite 4 - Blue (#2)

Today was one of those days where it’s really hard to get yourself out the door but as soon as you do, you feel like you’re on top of the world! This run had it all — mud, deep snow, puddles, asphalt.
My Asics have returned safely from the gym locker room, which is good. I think they’ll be my shoes for my half this weekend.

Strength 6:00 [3]

3-6-9-12 core (Pilates pumps, rocking planks, pikes)

Wednesday Mar 13, 2019 #

9 PM

Strength 10:00 [3]

Homework break core

Tuesday Mar 12, 2019 #

slept:9.0 (rest day)

Need a little bit of time to focus on wrapping up things for classes before spring break

Monday Mar 11, 2019 #

2 PM

Nordic Skiing 40:14 [3] 6.73 mi (5:59 / mi)
ahr:158 max:168 slept:9.0

Chill laps on the campus loop. Sunny and beautiful! My knee was bothering me walking around campus a bit, although it felt fine while skiing.

Sunday Mar 10, 2019 #

11 AM

Running long 1:36:31 [3] 10.1 mi (9:33 / mi) +120m 9:13 / mi
ahr:148 max:161 slept:10.0 shoes: Saucony Guide 10 (Blue)

Slow long run. The sunshine was splendid. I ran the first half with music, and I rediscovered that I don’t like running outside with music.
On a side note, the north gym roof collapsed yesterday evening (the south gym roof collapsed early Thursday morning), so it looks like I won’t be getting into the gym anytime soon to be retrieving my Asics or my climbing shoes which is a bummer. The climbing wall was in the north gym, so that’s toast. And my yoga classes were in the south gym, and I’m already missing them. I’d be surprised if they open up the other part of the gym (a little bit is left with a roof still) anytime this spring. What a mess.

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