Sunday, September 4, 2016

Weekly Wrap # 57


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EEK!   Look, it's under 35 days!
M  -  Ran 6 Easy Miles
T   -  Ran 8 Miles 
        (1 w/u + 7 @ MRP)
W -  Cycled 15 Miles
T   -  REST
F   -  Ran 7 Miles 
       (1 w/u + 8 x 800's w/ recovery)
S   -  Cycled 20 Miles
S   -  Ran 20 Miles 

Total Ran = 41
Total Cycled = 35


Tuesday's run was a practice at steady marathon race pace.  I wish it had felt easier, but with the weather still at it's peak humidity and dew point levels I really didn't expect it to.  I will continue to do these runs once a week, hoping they get easier. 



I had two wonderful bike rides this week. 



I chose speed work for Friday's run.  I didn't have my Garmin set properly to see my pace (only distance) during my intervals.   I was pretty surprised to find that I averaged 8:37 for the eight 800's.   I feel good about that, again considering the 77 degrees steamy morning.




Sunday's 20 miler wasn't as tough as I expected.  Even though it was still warm, there was a nice breeze blowing.  Once the sun came up, I had cloud cover as well.  Karen and I decided we'd virtually run together.  Knowing she was out running at the same time sure did help.  I was very grateful for all of these things, which translated to my strongest long run during this training cycle.  


I haven't switched teams.  I'm trying my visor from Chewacla Tri.


I'll just keep this post short and sweet.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend.  We are heading to the lake Labor Day morning (if the wind dies down) and will host a family backyard BBQ later in the day.

And that's a wrap!


What are your Labor Day plans?  (Or, how did you celebrate?) 

Do you run 800's?  Do you like them?


41 comments:

  1. We went to our opening game yesterday and that was so fun! The temps were in the mid 70's with very little humidity. It was delightful!

    Thanks for the linkup!

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  2. Sounds like your training is going well, especially with the intervals. You've acclimated to the heat! I like the idea of a virtual long training buddy. I ran solo as well for my long run. Have fun at the lake and enjoy the rest of your long weekend.

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  3. Great week of workouts for you with some fast 800's! Last week's long run was hot here, but a light breeze at the end cooled me off, too!

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  4. Your training bodes very well for a great race in Chi and you know I've ordered up perfect weather....
    We've been pretty low key all weekend and will head to my BIL's place for a BBQ on Monday. Thanks for the linkup!

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  5. I've had no time/energy for speedwork, not that I would ever see those speeds! Heading back down to my parents early tomorrow morning.

    Hope you have a good holiday & good skiing!

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  6. You had a great week of workouts! Two speed workouts/running, plus a lot of cycling and a long run. Seems like your training is going well and I like that you're still biking to keep up some of the tri fitness.

    I have 800s on tap this week. It's one of my favorite interval distances; I feel like it's a good workout for training for a number of different race distances.

    I hope you have a wonderful labor day!

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  7. I'm so happy to see your training going so well this year! Hoping the weather cooperates for a great marathon!

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  8. I'm very impressed with your 800's pace! You are quite the speedy runner. I really should do more interval training...but I'm just not that dedicated, lol! I love that you and Karen 'virtually' ran together...what a great way to motivate and encourage one another! Have a great lake day tomorrow and hoping you can get some ski time in!

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  9. My weekend was a blur of travel to Pennsylvania (via vehicle, not air), and many hours cramped up in the rental truck (it's approx. an 18-hour trip, each way). SO...stay tuned, there will be a more thorough "wrap" of my previous week's antics.

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  10. Great job on you 800s and awesome job on your strongest long run for this training cycle! Hope the weather will be good for the marathon!!

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  11. Sounds like your marathon training is going extremely well. I so admire you for running in the heat. On my plan I have mile repeats at marathon pace, with a 4 minute walk break in between each. I like doing them. They are every second or third week of my plan, and I also do one or 2 during the week. Are you thinking already about a spring marathon ?

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  12. Wow! Nice job on the 20 mile run!!! You also got some great cycling miles in there too!! The 8 x 800's sounds brutal to me...I am just getting back in to speed work and I have a love/hate relationship with it... I know how good it is for me, but have a hard time getting started!! Have a Great week & thanks for hosting :-)

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  13. I can't imagine a 20 mile run feeling easy in any way! The weather does make a huge difference though. Have a great week!

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  14. Great job on the 20 mile run! it's so good for the confidence isn't it! I have a love hate with 800s. They do feel so good when they are done. No Labor Day weekend plans, we were supposed to move cows, but got rained out. We needed the rain so its a good blessing. We did get a little stir crazy in the house though yesterday. I finally made the kids go out and run around for awhile.

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  15. Great job on the 20 mile run! it's so good for the confidence isn't it! I have a love hate with 800s. They do feel so good when they are done. No Labor Day weekend plans, we were supposed to move cows, but got rained out. We needed the rain so its a good blessing. We did get a little stir crazy in the house though yesterday. I finally made the kids go out and run around for awhile.

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  16. Great job on the 20 miler and those 800s! No fun plans for today, we do have to get ready for tomorrow though which is the first day of school here. I expect it to be absolutely crazy.

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  17. Great job on your 800's and 20 miler!! Hope you are enjoying your day out on the lake. We are taking the kids Pokemon hunting today so I'll get some more recovery walking in today. :)

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  18. What a great week of workouts. Way to go with both of those 20 milers and your 800s. You're going to be nice and strong on race day!

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  19. Whoa - those are some speedy paces. Hope you get some skiing in this weekend. I don't do speedwork except when I am forced to (as part of a training group.)

    Ran 12 on Sat, went boating on Sun and ran a 5K today.

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  20. Wow - you put in some hard work this week HoHo. 800 s followed by a 20 mile bike ride only to top it off with a 20 Miler the next day. Seriously impressive. Hope you had a great Labor Day! Have a great training week HoHo!

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  21. Sounds like a great week! Congrats on running a strong 20 miler!

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  22. Enjoyed Labour Day (Canadian spelling!) by taking my honey on a 5K run in preparation for the Eastside 10K in 2 weeks! It was grey and gloomy here in Vancouver, but we made the most of it!

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  23. I am so impressed you can push like that in the heat :)
    I am glad the 20 went so well! I felt guilty I didn't have very far to run, but it was good motivation for me to push myself a bit. I kept thinking i can't whine about 10 when Holly is running 20 lol

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  24. Fantastic job with the 800s! My 800 times are taking a hit in the heat (if I even do them! yikes). Oh well. Labor Day was pretty nice. I had to do some work, but at least I could do it while watching movies. Earlier in the day we went to an arts fest, so it wasn't all work and no play! Have a great week!

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  25. I hope you had a great weekend! Well done on the 20...I can't imagine that distance ever feeling easy, haha! I know you're going to kill it in Chicago!

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  26. Awesome job on your 20 miler this week - that's amazing!! You are so more than ready for Chicago!

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  27. Well done on your 800s and long run! You are preparing so well for Chicago! I haven't done formal 800s in over a year but I love mile repeats.

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  28. hope you had a good labor day! great job on the 20 miler and 800s! All this training in the heat and muggy muck will pay off on race day!!!!

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  29. 800s are rough! But much needed!

    good job on your long run! I felt I was virtually running with both you and Karen, as I was out doing my long run that morning too!

    I hope the heat and humidity go away soon!

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  31. What a great week of workouts! I'm looking forward to the first cool front later (hopefully sooner) this month!

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  32. I love 800s! Now mile repeats... Not so much 😁 Great pace on those 800s, Holly! And it sure does help to know someone else is out there running a 20, too. I ran my 20 solo on Sunday and I should have joined up with you ladies!

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  33. marathon training is so hard sometimes when it's hot! ugh! but looks like you had a good training week. I cycled quite a bit as well. in fact I've been cycling more because of various issues :(

    If 800's are 800 meter intervals then yes I do them :) my trainings are anything from 200/400/600/800 and 1KM intervals. My favorites are in fact 800's :)

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  34. Way to push through!!!! My weekend was so busy (in a good way) that I didn't even get to link up! Next week for sure!

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  35. Great job on your long run! I really like that idea of running virtually with someone else! I hear you on the heat. I keep thinking it's going to cool down, but it only seems to be cool at times of the day when I cannot run! When it's time to run the heat and humidity are in full force! Bring on fall!! :)

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  36. I'm more of a 200s and 400s kind of gal.

    You did great with all your miles! Training is going amazing for you!

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  37. Good job on your 800s! Let's put it this way: I like them better than mile repeats. Ha! Awesome job overall on your training.

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  38. I'm glad your 20 miler was better than you expected! I'm sure all of this hot weather training will pay off in spades once you get to your race in cooler temps.

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  39. Great job on the 20-miler and the all the other running and cycling miles! I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend. Thanks for keeping the linkup open so long! I will be working to catch up with blogs this week!

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  40. Well done on your 20 miler! It's always great to feel pleasantly surprised after a long run.

    I'd never thought about having a virtual running buddy but I think I'd like the idea of running and knowing someone else was doing the same thing at the same time as me.

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  41. Great job Super Woman on the 20 miler! I know you are glad to have that one behind you and pretty cool you and Karen ran it virtually! Just a month, huh? I still wish I could go with you. I even tested Mr. Sippi's reaction but he isn't budging.

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