Monday, September 21, 2009

a lotta lotta runnin'

This past week was my biggest week of run training to date. Crazy-big for me, anyway. Here are some of the numbers:

-Total time spent running was about 7 hours 15 minutes.
-Total approximate distance was about 78km (almost 50 miles).
-Longest run was 2 hours in very strong winds (yesterday).
-Shortest run was 40min very SLOW and EZ on the tready (twice).
-One interval session (6 x 3 min @ 10km pace).

My long run yesterday capped off my 9th day of running in a row! Thank goodness today is a day off. Surprisingly, my legs are feeling quite good (knock on wood). I have done lots of stretching, icing, and the wearing of compression calf sleeves to bed, which I find really helps. I swam twice this week and after taking a month off from the pool I am extremely slow in the water. I also did a strength workout at the gym.

The mileage and volume is going to continue to increase, there is still a long way to go! All this running better pay off... but I am really enjoying it nonetheless!

Geoff's 30th birthday was on Saturday so we hung out during the day and celebrated at night by going to dinner at Lazia with a few friends. We were home early and I was crashed out on the couch by 10:30pm. With this much running, going to bed early is a really good idea! Yesterday evening was a birthday dinner at Geoff's parents, with my family. Hugo got a new t-shirt which matches his fur - I'll have to get a picture up of it soon as it was so hilarious (done and done)! Good food and good times!

It says 'Digging my way to China' on the back....

And on the belly, it says 'Ni hao', which is apparently 'hi' in Chinese...


Amber Dawn said...

Love the dog shirt! Awesome work on the running. You are going to be a serious force this season when you get a run to back up your swim and bike! I am seeing a lot more wins in your future!!

runningman said...

Good job with the running! Love the cute doggy shirt. :)

Naomi Rae Nicholson said...

Go, Lisa, Go! :)