Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fort Yargo Duathlon - 1st place in AG Novice

Goal:  10/min miles on the run and under 1 hour 15 min on the bike

Morning:  Felt good getting up, well rested, stomach felt a little full, coffee didn't do the trick this am.

Trail Run:  I started off at a 9:30/mi pace at mile 1.  But the rolling uphills at the very start shot my HR way up!  *~ May be worth a 1 mile jog to get warmed up prior to start.  After mile 2 I was starting to hurt, I just couldn’t’ get my heart out of my chest, had trouble getting my breathing and hr under control.  I had to walk a few times and felt pretty lame about that!  My legs felt like irons from mile 2-3.  Only towards the end did I feel like I finally had a decent stride!  By then there were only a few stragglers left in the field with me. 

I just got my new Garmin, so I totally had some tech difficulties today.  I didn't start the GPS until mile 2!

Bike:  I felt pretty decent going into the bike, but right off the bat, I was breathing hard and my heart rate was high!  The start of the bike was pretty hilly and I didn’t get a good pace until about mile 3 when I finally got my HR under control.  I had my eye on a blonde who passed my on the run.   I was thinking she was in the younger age group, but used her as a target to keep pushing.  I was able to pass her around mile 7 or so!  That felt great!  The last 3-4 miles of the bike were my strongest.  I had a blast!  I rode into the finish strong and had an awesome cherring crowd of Mike, my Mom & my Mother-in-law!  So awesome!

Result:  1st AG (30-39) for the Novice Category!  Sweet victory lol!

Run: Avg pace of 10:49/min mile.  - I sucked at the run on this race day!

Bike: 1 hour, 22 minutes, 30, second time, a little bit longer than I anticipated, but still on track!

Getting Xterra Ready!



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Snow Days recap

Whoops, I'm a lazy blogger y'all!  Let me refresh..  We had 2 weeks in a row with Snow/Ice here in Atlanta resulting in lots of time off work, super cold temps, and Atlanta in a standstill!

Woah!  Totally messed with my training schedule, but I did mange to do some snow trail running and snowboarding in my neighborhood!  Sweet!

Midtown before the chaos of SnowJam 2014

SnowJam 2014 - The day after - fresh pow pow in the n'hood!  Love those powerline hills!

SnowStorm v2 - Not letting the 2nd snow storm keep me from my running!  Nismo had a blast too!

View of N Druid Hills - I <3 br="" jeep="" my="">

Nismo thoroughly enjoyed our snow days and seeing snow for the 1st time ever!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Brick :45

Brick Workout - Bike/Run - :45

I braved the cold weather and impending artic snow storm for a quick brick.  The ride was a bit windy, but I knew it would be a quick out and back.  The run was pleasant and I even got a little hot towards the end.  I could feel my legs were tight but I felt better after about a mile, the last .8 was faster and I felt a little lighter on my legs. 

Bike - Road
5 miles
Max hr: 189
Avg hr: 160

Run - Road
1.8 miles, 11.03/min mile
Max hr: 188
Avg hr: 179

Cool down
157 avg

Temp: 42, Cloudy
Humidity: 85%
Burn: 633


Saturday Long Run on the treadmill

Ran 1 hour on the treadmill Saturday.  Stayed in the lower heart rate zones maxing out once at 182.  Average hr was around 172.  Steady page, avg 12 min/mile.  About 5 miles. Building endurance!  Random Hills, level 3.

This was my first long run inside on a treadmill.  I took the ipad with me and watched abduction on Netflix!  It helped, but at first I was struggling with what to watch.  It's definitely better to watch an action movie, anything that is amped!