Monday, January 20, 2014

#Mingsanity: Week Two Recap

Well folks week two of my 70.3 training is in the books and I gotta say, I'm starting to feel a wee bit tired.  That should make this next "high volume" week of mine interesting to say the least.  I'm guessing by the time Wednesday rolls around, I'll be lucky if I can stay up past 9:00 pm.  Another thing I have noticed as of late, especially on my "double days" (run /bike) is that I want to eat everything in sight.  I feel like a bottomless pit.  I clearly need to re-evaluate my food intake on those days.  I think there needs to be some more fat or more carbs or perhaps both, I don't know.  Definitely something I need to work on over the next few months.

On to the fun the week broke down!  I'm linking up once again with Katrina Elle so wander on over to her blog and check in on everyone else!

Monday:  Swim 2150m
Tuesday: a.m. 70 minute ride + 30 minute body weight workout p.m. 8.69km run.  Was supposed to be tempo but it was too icy out to really do much.  So frustrating.
Wednesday:  Swim 2200
Thursday:  a.m.12.62km run with 5x1200m repeats (oh boy) + 30 minute weight workout p.m. 70 minute ride
Friday:  OFF
Saturday:  22.63km run with 3x3km at 4:10/km pace.  Lawdy lawdy this was SO HARD.
Sunday:  2600m swim, followed by a 80 minute bike followed by a weight workout.  Followed by eating everything in the fridge.  Luckily I had my coffee on the bike. 

Totals for the week:

Swim:  6950m
Bike:  128.3km
Run: 43.95km

For a total of 10h 46 minutes of workouts.  No wonder I went to bed at 9:00 pm last night.

I was SO happy to be able to get outside to run on Saturday.  I didn't think I could face another long run on a treadmill.  It turned out to be a perfect day for a run.  I had a very tough route / workout scheduled and I was going to dedicate every km of it to Meg Menzies  the runner that was killed by a drunk driver last Monday while out for her morning run.

She was a mom to 3 kids, married to a police officer in Richmond, VA and was training for Boston.  Her story broke my heart as it did so many other runners I'm sure.  It all hits a little too close to home.  She was doing everything right - she was running facing traffic and she was on the shoulder.  You'd think she'd be safe.  Sometimes we get so caught up in life we forget how precious it really is.  I thought about that a lot when I was out.  People that we take for granted.  All the little moments that we take for granted.  Like this one.  G always teases me for taking pictures when I'm out on my run but I'm a visual person so when I go back and look through these pics, I'll remember this day. 

How was your weekend?  Did you get out and run for Meg?


RunToTheFinish said...

Right now I'm really focused on on my half marathon PR...but I think this fall i want to tackle my first 70.3, yikes. So I'll be here learning!!

Phaedra Kennedy said...

YEAH! That's a great goal Amanda! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! :)

Stupid Cupid said...

Wow -what a week! I ran 7 for Meg on Saturday - what a tragic story - and WAY too close to my home (Baltimore). my neighbor and I run at 6am Wednesday mornings and we are decked out in lights and reflective gear yet we always find too many drivers not paying attention to their surroundings whether they are playing with their phone or just not alert at the early hour of the day. I always assume they don't see me and make sure I get eye contact or some signal before crossing in front of a car even if we have the right of way.

I do my double workout on Saturday (long run followed by an hour long tabata class) and I found myself in the kitchen every half hour for the remainder of the weekend. Nothing I ate seemed to satisfy my hunger for very long! I also think I need to make some diet adjustments but have no idea where to start. Any suggestions for some reading material on the subject?

(I can't seem to ditch my

Runaway Bridal Planner said...

It's so hard to diet when you are training hard, because it's a fact the hunger is always there. But for me I try to find foods that are more filling, that last longer and drink lots of water to give the tummy a delusion that it is fuller:) Good luck with your training, what an awesome goal!

Kristen said...

I ran for Meg this weekend. What a sad story. It was beautiful to see so many runners joining together to pay respect.

I tend to become a bottomless pit for food as well when I start training hard and long hours. If you figure out a way to control this, please do share! :)

Krysten Siba Bishop said...

FACT: Your Saturday Run makes me want to vomit! AHHHHH! Impressive girl!

Robin said...

Great week for you! I definitely got out for Meg on the weekend.

Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! said...

Gorgeous picture. I have thought a lot about Meg too - truly heartbreaking.

Phaedra Kennedy said...

Kristin @ Meredith, I will definitely share my experiences with fueling over the next few months. I just got the Racing Weight cookbook but I think I need to get my hands on RAcing Weight as well to make the most of the recipes.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I had not hear about Meg. This is terrible. Such a nice thing to do for her memory. Once again the running community rallies for one of their own.

Maria @ The Good Life

Abby said...

I ran my half marathon thinking of Meg.