Friday, February 23, 2007

Checking In...

So yesterday I had time for a quick workout - just about 35 minutes before I had to brave traffic to get to the other side of the Beltway for my 6PM hair appointment. (Love It! Thanks Keri!!) So I went for a nice easy treadmill run. The previous weekend's boost of miles (16) and a sore quad on Tuesday night's Spin Class had me more interested in logging 30 minutes of cardio rather than focusing on any kind of tempo run.

I did run intervals of 2-3 minutes at a time at a pace that fell between 11:15 - 11:30 minute miles. For the last 5 minutes of the workout, I upped the ante a little and pushed it to 1/1 intervals with a 10:00 minute mile pace. So the workout ended up being 35 minutes and 2.65 miles of run/walk interval work.

Nothing hurt, I didn't fall off the treadmill and there is no soreness today. Looks like my body has had enough recovery for this week. Now it is time to get back to work - Next BIG RACE - Eagleman 70.3 Ironman - June 10, 2006.

If you take a look at my race calendar, it does look like I have *alot* going on but in reality, every one of the events you see is simply a glorified *training day* in prep for Eagleman. Sometimes it is more fun to *train* with others and get a t-shirt while you at it!

In that vain, I have added another event to my calendar: the Wilderness Road Ride which is part of the Mountains Of Misery Weekend.

I plan to ride the 78-mile option on Saturday, leaving the Mountains of Misery Century (100 miles) with 10,000 feet of climbing, to my boyfriend Jim. While he rides MoM for a second year, I will do multiple laps on the little dirt track that I found last year (as a long run) and then head up to the finish line with my cowbell in hand. 78 miles and a long run are plenty when Eagleman is just 2 weeks out. Every mile is "money in the training bank" as Linae would say.

Besides, I don't want to wear myself out *before* I get the to start line of Eagleman because Nancy will be *HOT* on my heels at that race and I plan to *keep her in my sights* when and if she passes me. Nothing like having a good friend on the course to keep you moving....

Picture from last weekends trip and a preview of the new *hair do* will be posted this weekend! Until then .. you know what to do! Keep Living STRONG!

2 comments:

Nancy Toby said...

The Eagleman challenge is ON!! Let's both see what we can do to get to the starting line in great shape, okay? Then have a great day out there on the course!!

Ellie said...

Your race schedule is AWESOME!! You look totally full of ambition. Can't wait for the Holly-vs.-Nancy challenge report -- from both of you!!

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