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