Monday, April 23, 2012

Keuka Lake Tri Training Week 6

Seriously, how are we half way through our tri training?! Crazy!

I stayed home sick today (I caught my officemates' colds and it got worse as the weekend went on) because I need to get healthy for the Seneca7 relay on Saturday!

Monday

Our off day, but I did two workouts for the Amazing Arms 'n Abs April Challenge.  I'm excited for the May challenge!  I made up the previous Friday's workout and did 25 bicep curls, 25 tricep extensions, 25 hammer curls and 25 tricep kickbacks.  I then did Monday's workout, which was 1 minute plank sets (center, side, center, other side).  I was supposed to do 3 sets but I only did 1!

Tuesday

To continue to get ready for the Seneca7 relay, where we will be running three times in less than 12 hours, Mike and I did another two-a-day workout.  We woke up at 5:30am and did 2 miles.  Mike's watch messed up so we used my time which was 17:50.  I'm not sure about the first mile (9:08), I felt like we were going faster but I didn't look at my watch until 1.4 miles.

After work we did the second running workout, a 4 mile trail run!  We are getting ready for our duathlon in May and need to run on some trails since the three running legs are on the park's trails.

Nice, easy trail

We headed out to Webster and hit the Hojack Trail.  It is relatively easy and flat so that was nice!  For some reason my vision was a little bit blurred after the second mile, I'm not really sure what that was all about!  I fell behind Mike a little bit, but I still held a 9:05 average pace and finished the miles in 36:19.  My watch messed up on this run so I was "behind" Mike by .03 miles.  

When we got home I did the April Challenge workout, 20 pushups, 30 front raises, 30 lateral raises and 30 bent arm side raises.  

Wednesday

Just a quick workout at the pool, 100 yard warm-up, 2 x 250 (middle 50 hard effort), 100 cool-down.  I should have Mike take a photo of my swim suit one of these days, I'm sure you would all love to see the drag suit I wear!  It is definitely falling apart, as it should be since I wore it in high school and I am now 9 years out of high school!

Thursday

Brick workout day!  We wanted to head back to where I work because I had an eye doctor's appointment at 7pm but our bike rack was NOT cooperating!  We just did the workout at home and it turned out fine.  The only problem was that it was really hot outside.

Riding 5 miles near our house proved to be a little bit difficult since there aren't any great roads to ride on, but we got it done.  I did the 5 miles in 22:57, not bad for having to slow down a few times.  Mike had stashed his bike behind our house, so I did the same thing and then headed out for the run. 

No brick legs this time!

The first mile started off decently enough, with a time of 9:10, but then I slowed down because of the heat.  My last mile ended up being 9:44! Oh well.  It's a good thing we did the workout at home, though, because I could take a shower before going to my appointment.  I'm not so sure the eye doctor would have been too happy if I had done the workout somewhere else!

Friday

We swam 700 yards consecutively and I did it in 10:03.  When we got home I did two Amazing Arms 'n Abs workouts.  I made up Thursday's workout and did 30 bicep curls, 30 tricep extensions, 30 hammer curls and 30 tricep kickbacks.  I then did Friday's workout but since I was going off of memory I ended up doing 20 less for each move, oops! I did 30 standing obliques and 30 standing crossovers.

Saturday

We had 15 miles on the bike scheduled for Saturday so Mike mapped out a route in Webster (twice in one week, maybe we should just move there?).  It was raining but that didn't deter us from heading out on the roads.  Mike wrote the route on his hand, I'll take a picture next time, and we drove the route before riding it.

It started off fine enough, I was struggling a little bit and my hands were FROZEN but I pushed on.  Around 6 miles I saw that Mike had turned around to make sure I was still behind him and then I felt like the wind was pushing me to the side.  I quickly realized it wasn't wind and I was dizzy! (Now that I have a cold this makes sense, I always get dizzy when I am sick for some reason).  I called for Mike twice and the second time he heard me and turned around.  I felt sick and knew I couldn't go on.  I do blame not eating breakfast for some of this, I need to treat biking like running from now on!  Mike hauled some serious butt back to the car (3:30 miles or below for 5 miles) and picked me up. I did do 5.97 miles in about 27 minutes.   
This applies to biking too!

I was angry about the miles we didn't get in (I needed about 10 more and Mike need about 5 more) so we went to the gym.  I did 10 miles on the spin bike in 29:35 and Mike did 6 miles on the stationary bike and some arm machines.  

Sunday

When I went to bed on Saturday night I knew I was getting a cold.  I woke up on Sunday and I didn't feel 100% but not horrible so we still did our 7 mile run.  It was still raining a little bit but we mapped out a route in Chili (pronounced chai-lie, not chilly) and headed out.  

I wasn't thinking and I forgot my watch so I had to rely on Mike the entire time.  He was kind and told me our pace each mile, when we were at the halfway point and when we had a half mile to go.  

 We ran near this creek a lot

We started out at Black Creek Park and ran around a path in the park and then headed out on the roads.  I wasn't feeling well but I was trying my best to keep up a good pace.  We only ran on one busy road and then it was eerily quiet on the rest of the roads!  

Mile 1 - 9:22
Mile 2 - 9:16
Mile 3 - 9:15
Mile 4 - 9:21
Mile 5 - 9:24
Mile 6 - 9:31
Mile 7 - 9:17

7 miles in 1:05:28 (9:21 average pace) while sick, I'll take it!

It was nice to end on a good note this week, since last week that didn't happen!

How did your training go last week?  

28 comments:

  1. Nice training week - and with a cold! I hope you feel better quickly!

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    1. Thank you! I am feeling a little bit better. I've been hitting the airborne hard!

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  2. Take good care of yourself...we need our captain to be in top form for the Seneca 7 on Sat!!!! I remember how you always got dizzy when you were sick...it's funny that you never out grew that :)

    I checked the weather for sat and it looks like it is going to be cooler than I thought it would be...definitely will need my tights and long sleeves but will bring my shorts and lighter stuff too..just in case!!!

    Hope you feel better soon!!!

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    1. Thanks mom! Yea that should have been a sign that I wasn't feeling well, I realized it later right before bed.

      I have long sleeve shirts that you can borrow. You might only need it for the first leg.

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  3. Bummer that you're sick, but it sounds like you got some serious training in last week - keep up the good work and feel better!!

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    1. Thanks Leah! Good thing I only felt sick on Sunday (but it affected me on Saturday too).

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  4. Impressive week:) I hope you feel better. Make sure you get some rest. Sounds like you need it (the mom in me talking). The athlete in me would be running the 7 miles too:) Good luck this weekend. Sounds like fun!

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    1. Thank you!

      We are rearranging our training schedule so that I can rest a little bit more tomorrow and then we'll just swim in the evening. I follow the above the throat/chest rule so I was alright, just felt a little sluggish.

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  5. What an amazing week of workouts - it was jam packed! I hope you're feeling better today - are you? And yay for halfway!

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    1. Thank you! It's so crazy that we are halfway!

      I am feeling a little bit better, I should be close to 100% tomorrow.

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  6. What a great week! Running and biking while sick? You're a champ! I would have been keeping the couch company. ;)
    Can't believe your relay is THIS weekend!! Hope you get plenty of rest and FEEL BETTER!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Jenny!

      I'm excited for the relay, I can't wait!

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  7. YAY Jamie!! You are totally killin' it.

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  8. I hate that you are sick! That's impressive that you got great workouts done while not feeling well.

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    1. I know it happened at the worst time! If I had gotten sick last week it wouldn't have been as bad!

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  9. Nice week, Jamie! I love that you have trails near your house. I've been enjoying finding more trails lately, but there aren't as many around here as there were in NY. Hope you feel 100% soon!

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    1. Thanks Laura!

      There are so many trails near us, we need to hit some more difficult trails soon since the ones for our race aren't exactly the easiest. That will probably happen next week!

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  10. rockstar enjoy some OJ & Tea and feel better quickly!

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    1. Thanks Christine! I've had two cups of tea already and I will probably have one more :)

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  11. Sounds liked you're on the right track for your tri training. I hope your day home has brought you lots of energy and a cold that is GONE for your relay race!!! That creek is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Jen, I'm getting there!

      It wasn't that nice the day we ran, but it was still pretty!

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  12. I hope you are feeling 100% very soon Jamie :)

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  13. You are getting so dang fast! and nice bike rides too!!!! It sucks being sick so I hope you get better soon, especially in time for your relay

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    1. Thanks Ali! I hope that my cold didn't make me slower, we'll see how it goes!

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  14. You are amazing! These workouts are intense and I love the variation! You are convincing me to try a tri, ha!

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