Sunday, January 25, 2009

Week Re-Cap

It has been a super busy week! Without getting into too many details here is a re-cap.

Last Sunday I was doing this…

Monday I was doing this…
Tuesday this…

And watching this (while doing massive amounts of laundry and unpacking from the trip)...
Wednesday night this…

Portland Blogger/Runner meetup with Julianne! Me, Amy, Zach, Jen, Sarah and Julianne! (Mr. Pi, my wonderful hubby, was our official photographer. Though we really should have gotten at least one pic with him in it too..since he's a marathon stud!)


Thursday and Friday nights lots of this...




Saturday this with Gazelle's...

Also, on Saturday we went over our San Diego marathon training plans! Woo-hoo!!!!! Basically we’ve settled on a modified FIRST plan. Tuesday’s we’ll be doing speedwork or hills, Thursday I’ll be running my tempo runs or mid-distance runs (Gazelle’s I believe, is doing this on Friday’s), Sunday’s are long run days. Three days a week or quality (i.e. specific paced) runs will be good for us both. We’re both recovering from knee issues so this plan suited us well. Monday’s, Wednesday and Fridays (Thursday’s for Gazelle) will be some type of cross training. We’ll be swimming on Wednesday’s and probably biking the other XT day. Both of us hope to jump on the TRI bandwagon this summer.

And finally, today (Sunday). I woke up to this…

Mr. Pi and I had a great walk with our doggie and headed to a local coffee shop where he worked on job applications (he finishes school in June and is already starting his search…way to go!) and I read Runners World cover to cover.

After a relaxing morning I proceeded to the gym for my first cardio workout since the marathon. (I don’t count Bikram as cardio even though during some of the poses my heart rate definitely increases…it still doesn’t count.) I was on the bike for 20 minutes with intervals of 115 RPM and 85-95 RPM, level 10 random. Then I stretched and did the 15 minute abs workout in the newest RW and hit the pool! I haven’t been in the pool since August so I was only expecting to hit 1000 meters if I was lucky. I hit 1200 meters and felt great. I could have done more but really didn’t want to push it. The guy next to me was doing straight free (who knows how long he’d been at it)…BORING! I have to change up my strokes and add in some kicks/pulls and speed intervals otherwise I get bored.

I’m taking until Feb. 7th off from running. On the 7th I’ll be running Run to Finish’s 7 on the 7th as my first EASY run of San Diego training. I’m excited and already a bit anxious to get back out there BUT I also know my body needs the time to recover given everything that’s hit me in the last couple of months. (Bronchitis is doing much better still coughing in the morning and evening though =(…the knee feels pretty good but I need to get back into the routine of leg strengthening exercises and foam rollering!)

Great job to all those half marathoners this weekend!!






21 comments:

  1. What a crazy week! You deserve some rest. Enjoy it.

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  2. Busy week. Glad there were some Zzzzz's in there!

    I've never looked at the FIRST Plan. I hope it goes well for you! It'll be cool hearing about your progress for SD!

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  3. Love the picture recap! I think I have my training plan put together too - so exciting :) And I think Amy and I agreed we'd all do the 7 on the 7th together! Yeah!

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  4. BUSY girl!!!!

    yay for SD training plans!! sounds like a perfect plan for you guys!!

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  5. What a fun post! You've been keeping busy for your first post-marathon week. If it was me, I would look like Garfield for at least two weeks straight. :D

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  6. Haha...loved this post.

    Ah, San Diego...you're making me sad now :(

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  7. I'm so glad you are feeling better! I think it's a wise idea to take some time off to heal!!!

    As for the running skirts, I bought the black with pink sides and the leopard print with pink!!! I love running skirts! It's all I'll run in now!!

    I hope you had a great weekend! The snow looks awesome and how nice to walk to a coffee shop in the snow....

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  8. It was so fun doing all our training planning yesterday! I am excited/nervous about all the upcoming miles - but I KNOW we'll break 5 hours.

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  9. Can't wait to hear about the SD training....and I'm with you, straight free is boring. I don't know how they do it.

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  10. I love your photo recap! And am glad the bronchitis is going away-- let's hope all residual coughing is gone soon. Your Bikram poster made me think I should get back in the habit and be doing it as often as you are!

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  11. Great photos!! WHAT A WEEK!! Yeah, I'm living in that last photo with you. Let's go to someplace in the first few images....

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  12. I really enjoyed you pictures commentary! Busy week. Many people have liked the FIRST plan, good luck.

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  13. Awesome photo essay!! I love the snowy tree one.. can you believe we got snowed on again? Can't wait to see you for Feb meet up! :)

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  14. what a busy week! rest up! Can't wait to start training for SD as well :)

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  15. Crazy week! :) Glad you are getting some rest time in! :)

    I'm going to run the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon, aren't you running it too? EVERYONE is running it and it will be so fun!

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  16. Great photo recap, it looks like you did have a busy week! Can't wait to see how your training for SD goes.

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  17. I love the photo recap, but man, hectic week!

    I can't wait to read all about your training with FIRST! :)

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  18. Man, the snow must have been brutal after being in Arizona!!! But I also enjoyed the photo montage! :-)

    Yay for San Diego training!!!

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  19. Wow chica! You've been one busy, busy lady!

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  20. haha looks like we are both reading blogs! I got your comment as I was reading this. I love how you recapped the week with photos. An idea I will have to steal. :)

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