Sunday, February 24, 2008

Weekly Recap 02/18/08 - 02/24/08

Monday: Rest day. Canceled my bike ride since I was sick.

Tuesday: Ran in the morning, canceled swim.

Wednesday: Ran in the morning, finally started to feel better in the evening

Thursday: Planned to do my swim-bike brick in the evening, but an ice storm shut down most of Lexington.

Friday: Rest day. Finally feeling 100%!

Saturday: Ran 8 miles on my own in the morning. Planned to jump on the stationary bike but my apartment complex decided it would be a great day to close up unannounced.

Sunday: Swam in the morning, ran fairly hard in the afternoon. I didn't feel like focusing on running slow today, so I ran however I felt. Ended up averaging 6:53/mile for 5 miles.

Total run: 23.06 miles
Total bike: 0 miles
Total swim: 1 mile

Weighted total: 27.06 miles


Pretty pathetic week by my standards, but I'm not being too hard on myself because (a) I was sick and (b) several factors were out of my control. Although, I will admit to feeling very fresh at the end of the week. Nothing hurts, my energy is back, and I'm ready to rock! That is the purpose of rest weeks, right?

School-wise, I was insanely busy, hence the relative lack of updates around here. I don't see any signs of it winding down, either, since midterms start this week, yikes! Also, I gave my first exam this week and just finished grading them. Apparently I'm doing more than just talking to the walls in there, because my exam average might be (significantly) higher than the other section's average! A good sign that I might be cut out for this teaching thing.

Next weekend is my first race since the disaster that was the Chicago Marathon in October. It's just a 5K, but I think it'll be fun. I'm talking most of Team in Training into coming out to run the race, since most of them haven't done many races before. Here is an interesting fact: Last year the race was won in 20:21. Note my 5K PR. Discover my plans. I think it's doable, unless some (other?) hot shot shows up!


Lani said...
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Ax said...

Sorry about that. Didn't realized my wife was still logged in.

Good luck with that 5k! Be prepared for that "other hot shot." They usually show up when you start making plans. I look forward to the race report!

nwgdc said...

20:21 is pretty soft...can't wait to hear about it!

Nancy said...

oooooooooooo I hope you win. That would be cool. Lots cooler than winning a virtual race. :D Glad you took it easy through the sickness. Hope you are feeling better.

Marcy said...

And that would be me. Prepare to lose, homie! ROFLMAO HAHAHAAA. The only way I could win is if I had Nancy's bat handy ;-)

Marcy said...

*excuse me, I mean "club" LOL

Nibbles said...

Glad you're back to your awesome, PR-setting self! Hooray! Can't wait to read your 5K race report.

Bill Carter said...

What's up Speedy/tri guy?? I know you would totally lecture me about this so Happy Recovery Week. You know your body is going to thank you for it and it pretty much had to be done considering you were sick.

Btw, what does first place get you at that 5k... Oh thats right you will know after the race because you are so going to rock it.

Best of luck and it sounds like I will see you over your spring break.

Take care.