Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Training Week

 I am sad to say that my favorite spin instructor is leaving in 3 weeks.  I've been taking spin for almost 3 months now and I cannot imagine my Monday nights without her.  *sigh*
I am going to try a new class tomorrow at the location closer to home with Julie.  

Tuesday: Rest day

Pool running has become one of my favorite things.  It's not real easy (although most people think it is) and when done properly, it can improve fitness.  I've still been able to PR while pool running (I still road run 2-3 times a week).  I've been doing this since I found out I have 4 heel spurs and it has helped me still be active and not lose any fitness.  

Thursday Pool run again.  My partner was not happy with the early morning shot (granted it IS 0530), so I put some cool glasses on us to make us look cool.  (Maybe she will be happy to know I did not post her early morning face!)

I was off Friday so I did a solo run outside!  I'm loving this fall weather!  I ran a fast 4 miler with my last mile being an 8:28!  Since I did not get home from a concert until 2am that morning, I think that my 4 miler was pretty awesome!

Saturday was an 8 miler with my running buddy.  I did not post a pic of us.  She is still shocked with the pool pic I made her do.  Maybe after she sees that I did "pimp" our pic from Thursday she won't be so reluctant.  I like her as a person and a running partner, so I'm gonna make sure I keep her happy.  

I know, I selfies are stupid.  But again, I'm trying not to freak out my partner so I thought this was much nicer.  Hopefully this week she will see how nice I really am.  Hahaha

Total run miles this week:  30.2
The two runs outside were pretty good.  
Friday's four miler was a 8:59 pace 
Saturday's eight was a 9:36 pace

Pool runs are typically a 10 minute pace based on our research (and my running partner's coach).

My spin class always says I average around 20-22 miles for the hour, I'm not sure how accurate that is, but I'll go with it.  I don't document spin class mileage like I do running miles.  

How was your training week?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

So...I tried to quit...

So I tried to quit this blogging thing.  And I did.  For over 3 months.  My running partner asked me the other day if I still blogged and I told her no, although I kinda missed it.  I honestly didn't have much to say, I'm quite boring, and I've been kinda busy with this whole "working 40 hours a week" thing (I know, you feel sorry for me, okay, not really)

So what's been up with me?

A whole lotta nothin'

I'll give you the short and sweet...

Yup.  Nothing much.

Lots of running, a few races, work, and a new love of spin class <---  Well kinda..the first 20 minutes I'm cursing my instructor.

There are a few significant things that have happened though:

I found out I have two heel spurs on each heel...grand total of four.  Yeah, they suck.  All this time I thought it was plantar fasciitis, it was bone spurs.  Ouch.  I've been x-rayed and medicated, now I'm all better.  I'm still sore after long runs, but after some Mobic and a nap, I'm all good.  (One of the MANY perks of working in sports orthopaedics!)

These are my beautiful feet!  X-rays are so cool!

Because of the above I've been doing some pool running about three times a week.  Which has been actually quite nice.  My running buddy is having some issues with her feet so we've been doing some pool running and my feet have gotten better, wish I could say the same for her.

I've ran two races, my annual Women's 4 Miler for breast cancer, I have another PR for that (33:34).  I also just completed the race where I broke my finger last year...and I didn't break anything.  YAY!  I ran the trail half marathon in 2:05:xx.  Not to shabby for a trail if I do say so myself, but honestly I was just glad to finish.  Our team was only 5 minutes from placing!  That's pretty awesome too!

So that's all I've done training wise for the past three months.

Told you I was boring!

Now I need to catch up on y'all!