Sunday, March 02, 2008

Long Weekend

This training plan is going to kill me!!! My last rest day was February 21st and my next one isn't scheduled until March 25th.

Since I last posted I have done:
1 hour Spinerval DVD
6 mile tempo run
45 minute trainer ride
18 mile treadmill run
61.25 mile bike outside
1 hour trainer ride

Just typing it make me tired all over.

The weather here has been all over the place. Wednesday I ran in the snow. It was a tempo run and I wasn't able to run as fast as I should have because of the ice.

Then Friday it was raining. The forecast didn't show any end in sight so I went to the Rec Center. I can't even tell you last time I ran inside. I debated between the track and the treadmill. I finally decided that I could not deal with having to run around all the social walkers and grabbed the only open treadmill. 18 miles and a reminder of just how much I hate running inside.

Saturday was beautiful out. I had a 4 hour ride on schedule and was glad to be able to ride outside. It was a little windy but the sun felt great. I rode 61.25 miles in 3:52:52. At that point I was home and could NOT sit on that bike a second longer.

It is beautiful again today but Ronnie was golfing so I did my one hour ride inside on the trainer.

It is suppose to start raining tomorrow and I even heard snowing on Tuesday. Looks like I still have some inside training ahead.


teacherwoman said...

loving the new look! Sounds like you have been mighty busy!:)

Anonymous said...


I feel your pain. I am in India right now...and did 13 on the treadmill on Sunday...and it was hot, hot, hot (96)...I never thought I was gonna survive. You're putting in good training for the IM though...Congrats!!


Firefly's Running said...

I love the new look! Nice job on the workout!

david said...

I can't imagine 18 miles on the treadmill! You deserve a metal!

Ryan said...

Don't tell me, let me guess.

Something is different.

Is that a new shirt?

New shoes?

I got it,

New haircut?

See, and women think men don't notice things like that.

I like the new haircut.


No new haircut?

Hmmm, what's different?

jkrunning said...

Love the new look of things.

Lance Notstrong said...

Holy crap!!! 18 miles on the treadmill?

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Lana said...

Awesome workouts! Love the new blog look!

DV said...

way to put in the hours m; 18 on the treadmil - wow!

monicac2 said...

Oh my gosh! 18 miles on the treadmill. I am SO serious that you are my hero! And I can't believe you don't have a rest day for a month - THAT would totally kill me!

Joe said...

I like the new look and the new blog name. :-)

jen said...

Cool new look Michele! And holy crap, that is an intense schedule. Good thing you are so hard core. :)

TriSaraTops said...

18 on a dreadmill?!?! Holy mental toughness on that one!

Whoa...what plan doesn't have a rest day for a month? Yikes! Be careful that you don't get there one day that's at least some yoga or easy zone 1 stuff? I just know I lived for my weekly rest day! Maybe I'm a wuss. :)

Mallie said...

I'm glad Sara said something. I can't imagine a reputable plan with more than a month between rest/recovery days. Vigourous training puts a toll on the body that requires rest. Still, you're an animal. 18 miles on the treadmill, YIKES!