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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend Recap

I have had a very busy weekend workout wise! Here's my recap starting with Friday Night Hill repeats.

Friday - Hill Repeats with the Rush Running group.  We had some late afternoon storms on Friday and I made the mistake of only looking at the temperature online before the workout.  I went with some capri pants since the temp was just 61.  I should have also checked the humidity because it was ridiculously high and I could tell during the warm-up that I was going to be hot for the repeats.  I had a Shut Up and Run moment when I had to take a potty break during the warmup...it must have been a girl thing because 3 of the 4 girls there that night all had to take pee breaks during the warmup.  Luckily we were running in a vacant subdivision and didn't have to worry about passing traffic.  Our warm-up was exactly 1 mile to the the hill and then the workout was 6-8 repeats of 1/4 mile long hill.  The hill is steep for the first half and then levels out for the second part.  It was tough to eek out the 6 repeats that I did but I know that hill repeats really help with my fitness.  I ended up with right around 5 miles for the night.

Saturday - Run from the Square. I met up with the group for the Saturday morning run and the humidity was horrible again.  Most of the group was doing 4-6 miles but I wanted to get my long run done by doing at least 8 miles.  I started off okay but soon realized I should have been carrying water.  Somehow around mile 3, I managed to turn off my Garmin for about 1/2 mile. In addition to that, I thought that I was on a route that would be 8 1/2 miles but realized around mile 5 that I had skipped a section of the run and would end up short.  There was a race going on that morning so I decided to run by the race site in order to grab a water.  I struggled on a few hills in the mile to the race location and was happily surprised to see Dr. Scott from Maximum Performance Chiropractic on site.  I got a quick ART treatment on my right calf and stood up in time to see the lead runner heading into the finish.  It was Atticus from the Rush Running Racing team and he won the race! I cheered him into the finish line and then got moving on to finish up my run.  I ended up at the square and still had a mile to go so I tacked on a short out and back to end up with 8 miles on my Garmin plus the 1/2 mile that I had missed!

Sunday - Brick workout with Britt and Mandy. A local triathlete sent out an email on Friday that he was hosting a brick workout from his house on Sunday. (Thanks Jon for hosting!) I knew at least one of the girls was going so I decided to give it a try. We ended up with 5 people going about 24 miles and 4 people going 45 miles. We rode into a headwind for quite a bit but the otherwise the weather was perfect. I might have even ended up with a little bit of a sunburn...those overcast skies always fool you! Britt, Mandy, and I took it easy since this was the longest the three of us had ridden this year, plus it is just so much for be social and catch up with each other. We took a water stop at our halfway point and even posed for some pictures! We did just a short run after...just enough to get the legs to turnover. Only a month of so until my first triathlon of the season in early June!

Mandy rocking the water stop!

Britt...she's like Mike Rush on wheels and always pushes me!


1 comment:

  1. Great job on the brick! I am so scared of doing tris because I don't know how I could run after biking. I rode on Thursday and then got off and thought "NO WAY!" LOL, great job!