Training and Stuff

Ah yes my last training week.  It was a powerhouse training week, no road races and very high mileage as well as speed work.  Enough to make me tired 100% of the time.  Okay 99.9% because there was that time I had coffee and felt good for a minute or two.  I also was able to dig up some more race photos…because it makes blogging more fun…

I’m somewhere in that mix. Pink spandex.

I kid-it was a very productive training week with the high temperatures and the busyness of my life.  I’ll talk about the rest of my life in another blog but I’ll just ramble away at my training this week.

I was going to race this weekend, but decided not too again.  Good thing I didn’t sign up either because I found out my pool inspection was that morning.  (And it passed!). 

Running:

Uptempo 11 miler at 6:52 pace.  It felt easy and effortless.  I ran on trails.  I honestly am so proud of this run.  This was on trails, uneven terrain and it just felt easy.

3X1 mile speed workout

2.5 miles coaching

25 miles recovery (between 8:30-9:00 minute pace)

15.5 mile long run.  I literally lost 8 pounds of water during this run.  I’ll be 100% honest and say I don’t really have abs (or really care) but I could not believe how much I sweat out.    Keep in mind this is also right after I had drank 64 ounces of water.  Aren’t dehydrated fake abs fun?  Okay anyways.

23 easy or untimed miles.

Swimming:

5800 meters

1 open mile RACE!  (I’m probably doing that right now if you are reading this between 10:00am-11:00am on Sunday!  If I don’t blog tomorrow…I drown…)

Miscellaneous:

3 p90x sessions

This was a perfect training week for me.  I got exactly everything I needed to get done, done.  It sucked sometimes…it felt amazing other times…but I peaked and hit everything I needed too…even in the heat.

Next week I have on tap:

Some swimming.  (Who knows how much?)

Hopefully between 70-80 miles again of running

I am also racing another cross country 5k on Saturday.  I am trying to get in as many cross country trail races as possible.  More then road races…sadly.

Question for you:

1.       Have you ever been severely dehydrated?  Not during this run, but I have passed out before due to blood sugar imbalance and dehydration.

2.       How were your workouts this week?  Are you racing anytime soon (BRAG!)?