April 22, 2014 / 7 ♥
Oh Costco, you tempt me so…

Oh Costco, you tempt me so…

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Monday

  • Rest

Tuesday

  • Swim: 2400 yds (MS: 4x400 as 200 pull/100 kick/100 swim)
  • Strength: 30 minutes upper body (bench, rows, etc) and core

Wednesday

  • Swim: 2600 yds (MS: 10x100 on 1:50)
  • Run: 5.44 miles
  • Yoga: 20 minutes

Thursday

  • Swim: 2050 yds (MS: 1/2/4/2/1 ladder)
  • Strength: 40 minutes lower body (squats, deadlifts)

Friday

  • Bike: 45 minutes easy with my dad

Saturday

  • Run: 10 miles

Sunday

  • Bike: 50 minutes easy

Total Weekly Training Time: 7:45

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Comments: The “do-whatever-you-want-itis” continues, and I’m liking it. I jumped back into some actual lifting this week for the first time in months, and the DOMS have been real.

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April 21, 2014 / 27 ♥

Today I commemorated Boston by wearing its colors and the date 4/15/13 on my sleeve (which is hard to read, but I promise it’s there).  And also by buying all these mangos.

Tagged with: boston marathon · 4/15/13 · 4/21/14 · mangos · my food · picture ·
April 21, 2014 / 12 ♥
Just hanging out at my dad’s, reading about life insurance.

Just hanging out at my dad’s, reading about life insurance.

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April 20, 2014 / 13 ♥
Unite Half Marathon - 4/13/14
This wasn’t so much of a “race” for me as a much as an organized 13.1 mile run with aid stations and ~6,000 other runners.  With this being the week after nationals, which was my primary focus, I didn’t cater my training towards this race at all. My last double digit run was the Perfect 10 Miler, which was six months ago… and I hadn’t trained much specifically for that one, either.
With that being said, I had a grand old time.  I went in with no plans for pacing, just wanting to have fun and see how my body would feel about 13 miles.  I ended up finding two of my teammates at the start line and ran the entire race with them; they’re both normally very strong runners but were also taking it easy post-nationals.  I felt pretty good at our conversational pace (~8:20min/mile), but towards the end I could feel my lack of preparation for the distance in my joints.
While it may not give the same satisfaction as pushing to your limit and going for the PR, there’s certainly something to be said for just getting out there and enjoying the run.
Time: 1:49:34

Unite Half Marathon - 4/13/14

This wasn’t so much of a “race” for me as a much as an organized 13.1 mile run with aid stations and ~6,000 other runners.  With this being the week after nationals, which was my primary focus, I didn’t cater my training towards this race at all. My last double digit run was the Perfect 10 Miler, which was six months ago… and I hadn’t trained much specifically for that one, either.

With that being said, I had a grand old time.  I went in with no plans for pacing, just wanting to have fun and see how my body would feel about 13 miles.  I ended up finding two of my teammates at the start line and ran the entire race with them; they’re both normally very strong runners but were also taking it easy post-nationals.  I felt pretty good at our conversational pace (~8:20min/mile), but towards the end I could feel my lack of preparation for the distance in my joints.

While it may not give the same satisfaction as pushing to your limit and going for the PR, there’s certainly something to be said for just getting out there and enjoying the run.

Time: 1:49:34

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April 19, 2014 / 5 ♥

10 Pennsylvania miles this morning.

First and only long training run before next week’s half, not counting the race last weekend.

My legs were feeling fairly DOMSy still from lifting for the first time in months this week, but other than that it was just dandy.

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April 18, 2014 / 8 ♥
Family bike ride today, with my dad and step-brother who just got a trail-a-bike for his birthday!

Family bike ride today, with my dad and step-brother who just got a trail-a-bike for his birthday!

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April 15, 2014 / 7 ♥
The little indoor farmer’s market I shop at is the best.

These peppers are $4/lb at the local supermarkets!

The little indoor farmer’s market I shop at is the best.

These peppers are $4/lb at the local supermarkets!

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Monday

  • Swim: Team Practice (2600 yds)

Tuesday

  • Run: easy 5k

Wednesday

  • Yoga: 60 minutes

Thursday

  • Run: 40 minutes easy

Friday

  • Yoga: 70 minutes

Saturday

  • Swim: 2200 yds easy

Sunday

  • Rutgers Unite Half Marathon

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Comments: Recovery from Nationals. I just kind of did whatever I felt like.  And then I ran a half marathon.

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April 13, 2014 / 34 ♥
I ran a half marathon today!

I ran a half marathon today!

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