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Jan 28 - Feb 2 and Update.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I have not posted a blog in awhile. Got the flu right after my last blog and that really sidetracked me. As a result I decided not to do 26.2 with Donna. Yes I could have finished the marathon, but I think I lost my chance for a true PR. And this would have been a costly race that I would fly to

So what's up now. I'm registered for th Go St. Louis HM on April 7. I want a good time for this one and am now training for that. On April 28 I plan to run the Big Sur Marathon and enjoy the scenery. I'll be meeting a Sparkfriend for this one.

So what's up with this week. Here's my runningahead calender
Note the entries with a box around them have yet to be done and are subject to change. My weekly running mileage is still at about 30, but I had my first really good post flu threshold run on Wednesday of last week. 2 miles easy, 15 min at HM to 10k pace, 5 min easy, 15 min at HM to 10k pace and then 2 miles easy.

I did a 2k erg race. It's my 4th 2k that I've pulled and I felt I did this one well. Just in case any follow rowers stop by here's my monitor. I finished really well. Like in running pacing in crucial, but unlike running there is a strength component--how hard you push with your legs and a cardio how high your stroke rate is. Anyway I felt I rowed this well and I did beat the other lightweight woman. (In rowing that is an official category and I made the indoor rowing cut off by 2.5 pounds)

My running was mostly concentrated towards the beginning of the week. On Sunday I had a 10 mile run with my husband planned. There was suppose to be at most 1 inch of snow, but we ended up with 4. We ran in St. Louis's Forest Park and the warming temps and other users made the conditions kind of interesting. For the 10 miles we had snow, ice, cold water puddles and finally some clear path. Since one of my number on thoughts is that nothing messes with your training more than injury either from trauma or overuse we moderated our pace goals. It was suppose to be a progression run with the last 3 hard. We manage to push on the last mile in an area where the snow had finally melted. We took some pictures. I like doing that to mentally tell yourself not to get too serious about that pace on the Garmin. Plus I can share them with you.
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    I'm glad you are feeling better. That flu was nasty this year.
    1899 days ago
    I'm so jealous that you're doing Big Sur!!! I can't wait to see the pictures from THAT! I also love your happy snow run face. :)
    1900 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    You inspire me!
    1900 days ago
    Great blog Trill!

    Love the photos. You do such a great job running in all weather.

    1900 days ago
    I'm glad you recovered from the flu.
    Good races on the schedule.
    Yay for an erg race!!
    You guys look very happy in all that snow... I don't think I would be ;-)
    1900 days ago
    Good job! I have to disagree with the implication that running does not have the same strength / cardio combo. If two runners have the same cadence, the one with the more powerful stride will be faster and will cover more ground with each step. Strong legs are fast legs.
    1901 days ago
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