• 49m 56s
  • 6.15 miles
  • 08m 07s /Mi

Nice, easy recovery run. I decided to wear my HR monitor again, and was very suprised at low my HR was the whole time, especially at what felt like a comfortable pace. I really felt like I was running nice and easy, but my pace is a lot faster than I expected! Can my training actually be paying off? I'm pretty sure this would be a 'zone 1' run for me, or at least that's what it felt like.

I'm thinking about joining the local tri club, so after work today, I'm going to head to the meeting. Luckily, they hold it at road runner sports, so I get to go buy some new shoes! My feet have been getting sore these past few days, so I can tell it's time. I love buying new running shoes :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 6.5
  • 1h 54m 41s
  • 14.00 miles
  • 08m 11s /Mi

Medium-long run, pushed the pace a bit since my legs felt strong. Ran around Balboa park and mission hills in the eerie fog. Run felt awesome overall. My legs have had absolutely no fatigue from my 18 miler on saturday. Maybe running in the cold prevented the usual fatigue, but so far, this week has felt great! I am still so thrilled that I solved all my knee problems; I have a much greater appreciation for running pain free, and I hope it stays this way forever!

  • 29m 40s
  • 1700.00 yards
  • 01m 45s /100 yards

Omigod, I found the pool!

I had the best intentions of going swimming yesterday, but then I sat down on the couch for a bit and lost all my motivation. Instead of swimming, I decided catching up on some sleep was a better use of my time, and so far, I don't regret that decision. I woke up before my alarm went off and feel very well rested for the first time in a while! I'll try for the pool again tonight, or else the trainer. Happy Hump Day!

  • Health data: Sleep: 5 Stress: 5 Soreness: 5 Fatigue: 4 Hours slept: 9 Overall Workout: 5
  • 48m 44s
  • 6.05 miles
  • 08m 04s /Mi

Hill intervals. Great run today- gotta love those hills! When I walked out of my apartment, there was a breathtaking sunrise over the mountains, and the temp was almost 60 degrees. Seeing as how all of the east coast is shut down due to cold, I feel like there is some type of cosmic force out there trying to make me reconsider moving away from SD....tough decisions!

I was checking out last years results of the 1/2 mary I want to run this weekend, and if I keep up the same pace I had at my last race, I could get 3rd in my AG. Ideally, I would like to get a PR, but I may have more important social obligations saturday night that will make the race less than ideal. I also noticed that Michellie Jones ran it last year- how cool! I still haven't signed up for the race, though, because this is the only weekend I have here in san diego for the entire month of february, and I don't want any obligations yet. I'll decide on saturday. I WILL go swimming tonight!

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Stress: 4 Soreness: 5 Fatigue: 5 Hours slept: 8
  • 1h 00m 02s
  • 16.01 miles
  • 16.00 Mi/hr

Trainer ride. Muscle endurance:
5:00 wu
6:00 alternate :30s stand up vs. seated
5:00 alternate 1:00 ILT
5x6:00 hard effort, every other in aero bars (2:00 RI)
6:00 cd

This is probably the highest avg. HR I've had on the bike. I really feel like I get a better workout on the trainer. I don't know why I can't push myself like this on the open road! I guess it's mental.

I really like my cycling workouts in a binder though, it helps give me ideas. And also, watching 24 online helps too!

  • Yoga
  • 25m
Too exhausted from traveling to work out this morning. Hopefully I'll have the energy to get a trainer ride in this evening, but it may end up being a rest day. This week will be my first 5 day week in about a month- eww. Oh yeah- and since I was talking about weather so much the past few days, I thought I'd mention that it will be 77 here today. :)

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.5
  • 44m 35s
  • 5.05 miles
  • 08m 50s /Mi

Recovery run. Ran around the neighborhood with my dog for part of the run, so it was slow going because she had to stop and pee every time we passed a spot where another dog had marked. It snowed about 6in last night and the roads and sidewalks were crazy slippery. Also, there's a wind chill advisory, with temps of 8 and windchills of -10 and gusts of up to 27mph. Fun stuff! Can I consider myself super hardcore yet? The weird thing is, even though I'm totally used to socal and get cold soo easily, I wasn't cold for even a bit on my run today- strange!

I'm such an idiot. When I scheduled my flight 3 weeks ago, I totally forgot that it's super bowl sunday today, so now I'm going to be one the plane for the entire game. Oh well! My interviews went really well here at U of R. The faculty was suuper nice, and the students were fun as well, but I highly doubt I'll come back to this area. It would be too tough for my bf to find a job as a teacher here, but we'll see. During these interviews, I've never been called crazy so many times before! Apparently, in one of my letters of recommendations, someone wrote about the fact that I do triathlons, so each of my interviewers knew that about me, and said- "you are crazy, you know that?" Haha, it's true!

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 4 Hours slept: 6.5
  • 2h 37m 30s
  • 17.90 miles
  • 08m 48s /Mi
I was supposed to do this run tomorrow, but mother nature decided today was better. Today it was f-ing freezing; 22 with a wind chill of 3, lots of gusty wind. The cold front was only supposed to get worse, and by tomorrow, the wind chill will be below zero. No way was I about to run 18 miles with a wind chill advisory in effect. So, I switched my long run to today, when at least it was sunny out. It was a tough run because I'm not used to the cold, in addition to the fact that there is a lot of snow on the ground, and I came really close to twisting my ankle on more than one occasion. My nutrition was funky because my gatorade froze early on, and I only ate 1 gu the entire time, because I need something to wash it down. Despite the fact that I was hungry and dehydrated, I only lost 2.5lbs for the run, and survived. I hope I run my long runs a bit faster in the next few weeks, but we'll see. This pace was :20s/mile slower than I want, but I think running 11mi yesterday may have slowed me down for the day, who knows. Anyways, running in the cold isn't as bad as I thought it would be, you just have to have dress right. I still don't know how you crazy wisconsin/minnesotan folk do it everyday in weather colder than this- you all are nuts!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 30m 24s
  • 11.00 miles
  • 08m 13s /Mi

11mi w/6mi at LT (1/2mary pace. It was hard for me to kick up my faster miles, since I didn't want to twist my ankle on the snow and ice, but those 6 miles were at 7:45min/mile.

It's a wee bit colder here in the frozen tundra! I got lucky though, because it was only 20 out there, and that's not really too bad. My face got a bit frozen and my ankles are cold 'cause my pants are too short, but overall, the run felt great!

Visiting with my family is going great, they're thrilled that I'm home. I love seeing my family and all, but one of the best parts about being home is playing with my dogs. They were soo friggin excited to see me, it's just the best feeling. I can't wait till I can get my own pup! Anyways, busy day of interviews all day, and then a faculty dinner tonight. Thanks so much for all the encouragement again, but you guys are going to get bored soon- I still have at least 2 more of these interviews to go on! Have an awesome friday, and great weekend- and to all of you racing- goodluck and have fun!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 5

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