Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rev3 Portland Training Update

Training is going really well!  I just finished Week 3 of my first base cycle, recovery week up next week HOORAY!  My teammate is doing an amazing job getting me into shape...I know Rev3 Portland is going to be an awesome race!


I've been averaging around 9.5 hours of training which my body has been really liking!  I'm a slow runner so my running mileage, while not super high or anything, takes me a long time--hence the higher weekly average.  I did my first true stride workout this week and nailed my interval paces and my overall pace.  It didn't hurt that the weather cooperated and it wasn't pouring!  I posted these pics already this week but this was my view at the end of Tuesday's run:



I've still been spending a lot of time in the pain cave slaving away on the trainer.  This week I came to the realization that I need a new saddle.  At the end of my ride yesterday I was sooooooo uncomfortable!  I'm off to my local bike shop this week in search of a loaner saddle to help keep my lady bits happy.


I call this photo: Seat HATE

This is what Zoey does while I ride the trainer...sleep or look bored =)



I'm still loving the pool, especially since I got my Rev3 shimmer suit and I have foggle to keep my goggles from fogging up (posted the links to where you can get your own shimmer suit and foggle!).  I have a standing swim date with Amy on Wednesday's...who at 36 weeks pregnant has been doing amazing in the pool.  She's a rockin' hardcore momma to be!


Speaking of momma's to be, I had a great run with Jen this morning out at the Banks-Vernonia trail west of Portland.  Jen never fails to kick my butt, at 5 months pregnant she is and will always be iron f'ing Jen!  Banks-Vernonia is a great trail to run all times of the year.  This time of year it's great b/c it's pretty and keeps my mind off the fact that I'm a) climbing; b) getting pelted in the face with rain, hail, sleet or snow (all of which happened today); and c) half the run is DOWNHILL, due to a.
Uphill =), gradual yes, but after nearly 5 miles it doesn't matter that it is gradual

Running buddies!

Another little buddy...Jen thinks this little guy is a Newt

Trail debris!




I'm looking forward to my recovery week and hopefully making it to yoga a couple times this week.  I went once last week and it was so great made me realize how much I miss it!


Happy Daylight Savings!

9 comments:

  1. Do love the pics. Glad your training is going so well.

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  2. beautiful shots of that colorful sky!

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  3. Love the pictures! Good job!!! And yes, daylight savings is awesome :)

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  4. Nice job on the training! I can't wait to get back to it. Thanks for being my swim buddy.

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  5. Awesome training week! And beautiful sunset. I'll need to look into this anti-fogging thing!

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  6. Wow that's a solid week! Yea a comfortable saddle makes a world of difference.

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  7. Awesome views! Can't wait for it to be warm enough to ride in Boston (and light enough).

    It is coming soon!

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  8. I hope you can get the saddle business straightened out. That's one major reason why I've never loved the bike. I never had one that was right. I just had to stop and re lube every 45 minutes or so. PIA!

    And 9.5 hours is fantastic! I can't wait to see what you peak out at.

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