This is the year, I stop saying "THIS IS THE YEAR"

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Friday - April 18

Thursday - April 17

  • 1h 47m 28s
  • 11.71 miles
  • 09m 11s /Mi

Wednesday - April 16

  • 1h 22m 31s
  • 18.22 miles
  • 13.25 Mi/hr

vo2 focus. Hurt like hell. :)

  • 30m 04s
  • 3.34 miles
  • 09m /Mi

hard. quads still sore.
z2 out z3 back

Tuesday - April 15

  • 1h 14m 17s
  • 3200.00 meters
  • 02m 19s /100 meters

400 wu
300 w/ pull at ankles
100 cd

  • 50m 25s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 10m 04s /Mi

just easy pace today. Told coach I would just do the time and pull the plug if it got painful. The quads were still sore, so I just stuck to ez pace today. Gut was grumpy too.

Slept like crap, up with the boy, then met Cath to swim. Stomach was still off due to boozing last night. BUT...the swim wasn't as wretched as I expected. I actually swam a little faster in all the sets today. Weird.

The run was boring, my tummy hurt and I was kind of tired. Glad Cath was there cause I really would have pulled the plug early on the wo without her running next to me. :) Payback for me goading her into her run yesterday. This is why we love training together. :)

Stupid snow and cold had me chilled today, so I made a big pot of chili. It was good and the boy even liked it. Whoo hooo. A meal we all enjoyed together!

Monday - April 14

  • 1h 08m 25s
  • 2900.00 meters
  • 02m 22s /100 meters

400 wu
100 cd


That was hard and kicked my ass. Or rather my arms. UGH! It's not good when your best pace is in the warm up set! Going from pretty much no swimming to 2900 is no joke. Tomorrow, 3200! OY!

We went to vendor wine tasting with my girlfriend who works at a country club at the Townsend. So many beautiful wines. Too many. Quite a few too many! ;) Post tasting we went to dinner and I had a beautiful dover sole entree. And more wine...and dessert...and LOTS of laughs. I really was kind of trashed. Bad athlete.

Sunday - April 13

Swim #1
  • 28m
  • 1325.88 meters
  • 02m 07s /100 meters

swam in the short warm side just to try out the new goggles (of course they leaked) and stretch it out a bit before yoga. Threw in a few drills too.

Swim #2
  • 29m 02s
  • 1327.92 meters
  • 02m 11s /100 meters
  • Yoga
  • 1h 00m

Restorative with Linda T. Lots of hip openers today which was perfect.

Ran into my new "friend" Nancy (we just met in the locker room a couple weeks ago and will be racing GR together) for swim! :) Got in and just swam a bit before yoga. God help me, swimming starts in earnest tomorrow. And a half in 8 weeks. Eeek!

Hit yoga with Dave and was so glad to Cath and Brian there. Yoga was awesome and just what I needed. And post yoga chatter was even better. I have a swim date for tomorrow at 10. We are back on the same plan, so time for us to make each other better!

Saturday - April 12

Run #1
  • 11m 43s
  • 1.15 miles
  • 10m 11s /Mi

warm up with 4x20" strides and drills

Run #2
  • 1h 55m 50s
  • 13.19 miles
  • 08m 47s /Mi

Martial half out season run test

Not my best day in running shoes at all. Executed the race plan pretty well (although was not feeling great at all...just meh to this is getting hard) and the evil ITB outer knee pain made itself known on my right knee. Then not to be left out, the left one got grumpy. The last 5k sucked. Had to walk, the hills hurt, and it was all I could do to command myself to run sub 9 in mile 13. Blech. Had myself quite a nice pity party (allowed myself one day) and finished out the day with the neighbors and my brother and sissy in law watching Fast Times at Ridgemont High while indulging in a lovely Stella. :)

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