Monday, June 23, 2008

Victoria Marathon Training - Week 2 (29K/18m)

Well, it was a challenging week to fit everything in with a looming deadline at work, but I think I did alright in the end. I missed 2 miles of hill training and one weight training session. However, I DID participate in the "Chip's Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile" (up a big hill) - which was sponsored by Lululemon Athletica's owner, Chip Wilson, who wanted to have something named after him before he dies...Good cause - Children's Hospital - and pretty funny with costume categories (underwear, superheros, clowns..and mine - the bridal dash).

I am trying to keep this post brief, but here are some of pictures of Friday's race, Saturday's trail ride, and Sunday's long run in Pemberton (with post-horse-riding bum ache).

This week's training:
45 min. weight training
3 mi/5K speedwork
Yasso 800s - 4 x 800m with 400m walks between
R1. 3:46
R2. 3:48
R3. 3:49
R4. 3:43
20 min. bike commuting
5 mi/8K easy (8:11 / 5:07 pace)
1 mile Fun Run (Chip's Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile)
Horseback Riding (2 hours)
9 mi / 14K Long Slow Distance (11:13 / 7:12 Pace)

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