13.8.17

2017 Loony Challenge - 8 Weeks to Go

Weekly Miles Planned: 32-34
Actual: 33+ miles run.

Long Run Miles Planned: 10 Miles
Actual: 10 Miles on the track on Wednesday

Sunday Planned: 6-10 Miles at MAF, Sunday Kettlebell Workout
Actual: 5.21 miles. No kettlebells.  Because I am a grump.

Monday Planned: 6-10 Miles at MAF
Actual: 4.16 miles.  Because I am still a grump and I want all of the sleep.  Just so we're clear, I'm not in a good place that my long run for the week isn't done yet.  Not in a good place at all.

Tuesday Planned: 4-6 Miles at MAF, Lift Weights
Actual: 4.5 treadmill miles. Avg HR is 139.  Speed from my garmin is never right on a treadmill.  Sigh.  Tuesday weight lifting.   This was a good workout and I'm getting into a better place about making up the long run. 

Wednesday Planned: 1 Mile Run, maybe Zumba?
Actual: 10 Miles on the track, indoors, and I still feel like I'm running in circles.This is a trade for Sunday's run mileage. I still have not done the weight lifting.

Thursday Planned: 4-6 Miles at MAF, Lift Weights
Actual: 7.3 miles around Lake Cedar.  This is a trade for Monday's run.  Today there was no freaking way I was going to run inside so I headed out and did get caught in a couple downpours but I was basically dry by the time I got back to the gym. 13:51/mile Avg HR 138.  Thursday weight lifting also done.

Friday Planned: 1 Mile Run
Actual: 1.2 miles run in the afternoon.  Bonus evening bike ride to a friends house.

Saturday Planned: 4-6 Miles at MAF, Maybe Zumba?
Actual: 1.2 miles run in the morning.  This makes up for running more than 1 mile on Wednesday. Everything is screwed up this week.

9.8.17

Long Run Wednesday - I want this to be the ONLY time this ever happens

Plan: Originally - long run on Thursday morning before a 9am meeting.
Back up - Oh look, that meeting is at 8am!  Consider running inside for 6 miles and finishing on the elliptical
Actual - Well, it's only 60 laps for 10 miles.  See how many laps you can actually run, and then finish on the elliptical if needed, but try for all 60.
Route: Indoor track, 6 laps is a mile.  I never want to do this again.
Weather: Raining cats and dogs outside.  I very much remembered this run in the rain and kept thinking I should just give it a go.  But alas, today's rain was heavy enough to drive me inside.
Wardrobe: A pair of shorts that I think I should retire because wow! chaffing, short sleeve shirt, and NB Minimus shoes which steal my heart every time I wear them.
Execution: This went significantly better than expected.  I did run all 60 laps on the track. I never could've pulled that off if I'd planned to do it a minute longer than 'I pulled in the parking lot, it was raining to beat the band and it seemed worth a shot'. I kept my heart rate very low and even which is a definite plus of the track.
Nutrition: I did not have water or food.  For 150 minutes.  I guess I'm legit fat adapted.  As an aside, I wasn't hungry at all when I was done, and I had to order bite squad to ensure ate I anything.  I ate about half of what I ordered. 


Bonus: I thought I'd turned off my GPS when I started this run.  No.  I did not.  So my pace data is 10 kinds of screwed up. But I have this very entertaining map of my route.  I'm calling it a draw.
I think in the end, it was about 8.5 miles around 14:00/mile, Avg HR 137.  I'll take running for 2hrs at an HR of 137.

6.8.17

2017 Loony Challenge - 9 Weeks to Go

Weekly Miles Planned: 32 Miles
Actual: 27+ miles run, 4+ 'miles' on the elliptical, a bit of walking

Long Run Miles Planned: 10 Miles
Actual: 10.1 Miles on Sunday

Sunday Planned: 6-10 Miles at MAF, Sunday Kettlebell Workout
Actual: 10.1 miles, slightly hotter and slower than I would've liked.  14:32/mile, 139 avg HR.  Sunday Kettlebell workout also completed.  Then I stopped at Mayday for a latte on the way home.  And I was reminded why I never stop at Mayday.  Restorative Yoga with a friend in the afternoon.  I have a love/hate relationship with this class.

Monday Planned: 6-10 Miles at MAF
Actual: 2.15 miles on the treadmill in the a/c.  Then an hour on the elliptical for 4.85 'miles'.  I woke up late.  Like, I was attacked by the sleeping monster late.  It was already over 80* and there was no way this was happening outside.

Tuesday Planned: 4-6 Miles at MAF, Lift Weights
Actual: 4.16 miles in the morning, Avg pace 13:00/mile, Avg HR 139.  This was a solid run.  Weight lifting and quick plyos in the afternoon.

Wednesday Planned: 1 Mile Run, maybe Zumba?
Actual: 1.21 miles in the morning.  Laaaaazy afternoon at the pool

Thursday Planned: 4-6 Miles at MAF, Lift Weights
Actual: 1.25 miles on the treadmill.  Because it was 55* with 20mph winds and I was all "I'll do the real run tomorrow, thank you very much".  Thursday weight lifting.  Quick plyos.

Friday Planned: 1 Mile Run
Actual: 4.16 miles, 12:49/mile, Avg hr 140 bpm.  I knew this was going to be a good run before I left.  Plyos after the run.

Saturday Planned: 4-6 Miles at MAF, Maybe Zumba?
Actual: 4.3 miles, 13:48/mile, avg hr 141.  This run was a bit later in the morning, and one of the more humid runs I've done this week.  To my surprise I did go to Zumba.  We had a sub named Tyler who is the most smiley instructor I've ever had.  When guys teach Zumba, they never use their hips.   I don't know why.