28 weeks ’til Ironman Boulder

Crazy to think that we are already over halfway through the month of January!! Where does time go??? This was a really good week of workouts and without further adieu…

Monday:

AM: 1 hour strength training…I have been struggling with trying to get my left hamstring to activate, but I think I finally found a move to activate it. We’ll see if my leg responds to it and I end up with fewer injuries/problems in my left leg as a result.

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PM: 2400 yard #swimlove…there weren’t many people in the pool and this was actually a pretty decent time to swim 🙂

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Tuesday:

AM: Brrr…what a cold morning!! This meant taking my run to the mill and running next to my sole sista for some #solesistasweat. While it was a hard pick for a #FaveWorkout this week, this interval #runlove was the winner!! I felt so good that I did 3 bonus intervals in memory of TRJ.

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I immediately followed my run up with 2300 yard #swimlove, since I didn’t have to be to work this morning until 8 am (I had a whole extra hour before work…wow).

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Wednesday:

AM: #bikelove…thanks Erin for the amazing workout 🙂 I love #intervals and this workout was a close second for my #FaveWorkout this week!!

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Thursday:

AM: 70 minute fartleks #runlove…this was a good run, but I could tell I was tired from Tuesday’s run and Wednesday’s ride, so I didn’t push as hard as I normally would have.

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PM: TRX class…this was a lot of core 🙂

Friday:

Rest day…I definitely needed a rest day, so it was good that I took one.

Saturday:

AM: 12 mile #runlove…some miles were with friends and some were solo. What a great morning to run…40F at 6 am 🙂

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I followed my run up with 30 minutes of core work and hamstring strengthening.

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Sunday:

AM: 2 hour & 15 minute #bikelove…alternate zone 2 and zone 3/4. I didn’t push as hard as I could have/should have since my legs were tired. I decided to let them recover a bit so I’d be ready to hit it hard again this coming week.

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PM: 90 minutes of hot yoga…I got some #solesistasweat and #yogalove

Weekly Totals:

Swim: 2.67 miles

Bike: 48.5 miles

Run: 24.9 miles

Strength Training: 2 hours 35 minutes

Hot Yoga: 90 minutes

How was your week of workouts?

My #FaveWorkout – Week 9

This week I had a LOT of workouts that I LOVED, which made choosing a favorite much more challenging. I had 2 bike workouts, 2 run workouts and 1 swim workout that I loved…I hope this love streak continues!! Each of these workouts gave me a huge endorphin burst and made me feel unstoppable. I decided this week’s #faveworkout would be one of my run workouts.

This was a 50 minute HITT 2 run…

Warm-up for 15 minutes, gradually increasing your intensity and include 3-5 pick-ups (30 sec each). Next, alternate 60 sec of high intensity (think 95% of as hard as you can go) with 75 sec of recovery (easy jogging or walking) for a total of 10 times. Finish with 10 minutes of running and cooling down.

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BRRR!!!

 

I took to the mill for this one as the windchill temperatures were -21F Tuesday morning. I wanted to maintain the same speed for each of the high intensity intervals of my run, so I decided to try a 7:30 pace. When I got done with #10, I felt really good!! This is when I heard TRJ’s voice in my head say, “Just one more,” so I did 1 more and then another and another…yep, 3 extra intervals!! I could have done a few more, but it was time to cool down.

I definitely should have run at a faster pace, so next time I’m going to shoot for a 7:00 pace and see where it takes me. Not only did I feel good enough to tag on some bonus intervals, but I also got to run next to my sole sister…there is nothing like some #runlove and #solesistasweat to start my day on a positive note!! I got off the mill feeling like I could conquer the world, which was a good thing since I immediately followed this run up with some #swimlove and an all day meeting 😉

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What was your favorite workout this week?