One week down and many weeks to go. The highlight of last week included swimming (yay) and the lowlight was missing some runs (boo). I am not to worried about it, I’ll be able to make it up this week. Today I am linking up with Tara at Running n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.
Monday 6/1– 2 mile walk + 35 minutes swimming
Tuesday 6/2 – 2 mile walk + 60 minutes personal training
Wednesday 6/3 – 2 mile walk + 4 miles running (steps included) @11:11 min/mile
Thursday 6/4 – 2 mile walk + 60 minutes personal training + 4 miles biking
Friday 6/5 – 2 mile walk + 35 minutes swimming
Saturday 6/6 – Rest day (missed run)
Sunday 6/7 – Rest day (missed makeup run)
Total: 14 miles
I went swimming twice last week (woo hoo sticking to my June goals)! On Monday and Friday I went to my gym and used their endless pool for 35 minutes each day. How did this work? I turned the blue knob and a water current was generated (it took a little bit of testing to find the right setting). Surprisingly, my body was not too tired or sore from the workout. I hope to make it to a traditional 25 meter/50 meter pool so I can swim some sets and time myself.
Image: VIDA Fitness
My sprint tri plan called for two x 45 minute bike workouts. I only managed to squeeze in one mini bike workout that came out to 4 miles (my actual race distance will be 10 miles). This is one area I do not want to neglect, because it is probably my weakest leg.
My first running workout of the week fell on National Running Day. I ran 4 miles at 11:11 min/mile pace and negative split each mile – the last mile was 10:49 min/mile. I was feeling okay, so I think I could have pushed it a bit more.
I also ran these steps again! It took me 9 minutes exactly to complete this section, hopefully I’ll improve by the end of the month.
Unfortunately I missed my first track workout and long run of this training cycle – major UGH! On Saturday I planned on waking up at 6AM to get my 4-7 mile run in before heading to Maryland to borrow my mom’s car. I overslept and I had to go straight to my parents house… I thought…I’ll fit it on Sunday (after returning home from the reunion). Yeah…didn’t happen… I was wiped from our mini trip to Baltimore. Luckily this is the base building section (working up the mileage) so I am not going to stress about it as I have a pretty good base so far. I plan on making up my long run on Monday so next week’s total mileage should be higher than planned.
On Saturday we drove up to Baltimore for my 10 year college reunion. After a nice lunch in Fed Hill, we checked into the hotel and rested up before the night’s festivities.
It was nice to be back on campus – one of my favorite buildings on our quad (I hadn’t been back in 5 years – since our last reunion).
I took Cliff on a mini tour of the main campus, which took about 10 minutes since it was a small school! This is the building where I spent most of my time for classes and group work.
The best part was catching up with these ladies! I studied abroad with them my junior year in New Zealand and lived near them my sophomore and senior years. You may recognize them from my post here – I like to think we look similar. There were a couple of reunion activities on Friday night and Saturday morning, but my friends and I registered for the Saturday evening event which consisted of a welcome cocktail hour, class dinner, and dancing. While it was fun seeing old classmates, the execution and logistics of the event was a little disappointing (compared to our five year).
Our class dinner was held in Boulder (where we use to eat lunch). I know this is a bit of a first world problem, the food options were meh (buffet style and limited options), they used the tables that were in the space which made it difficult for large groups (in previous alumni events they usually rented large tables), and no decorations (which I could go without, but there weren’t even tablecloths). Compared to the five year reunion it was a bit of a let down, considering the price we paid (which was more).
They did redeem themselves (a little bit) with dessert and dancing (awesome cover band called the VIPS). Afterwards we went to an old bar near the college – a late night for me! We returned to the hotel around 1:30AM…no wonder I did not go running on Sunday! The next day we met one of my good friends from b-school for breakfast at Miss Shirleys. I had the chicken and waffles (white chocolate raspberry), probably the best chicken and waffles I’ve ever had.
How was your weekend?
Have you gone to any high school or college reunions?