Monday, December 31, 2007

This Week in Training (2 weeks)

Monday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
2x450 15 min rec; 4x200 3 min rec
78, 84; 34.6, 33.6, 33.4, 33.1

Tuesday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
4x300 5 min rec
56-57s

Wednesday:
.5 mile at kids track meet

Thursday:
2 miles
4x45sec pickup

Friday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
3x150 2 min rec
26-27s
2x300

Saturday:
Meet
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
400m - 62.
200m - 28.
Yuck

Sunday:
Off

Monday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
2x[40-60-80-60-40] 3 min rec
4.6, 7.4, 10.6, 7.7, 4.8; 4.7, 7.5, 10.6, 7.7, 4.8

Tuesday:
2 mile run
5x hills repeats

Wednesday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
3x[6x50] 20 sec rec

Thursday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
100-150-150-100-4x50
14.2, 21.1, 21.6, 14.7, 6.9, 6.8, 6.8, 6.7

Friday:
3x150 3 min rec; 6x40m starts
27.6, 27.4, 26.7

Saturday:
3 mile run
10x30s pickups 30 sec rec

Sunday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
5x100 5 min rec
14.2, 14.5, 14.4, 14.7, 14.5

I am definitely slow! I can't believe how slow my 100's and 150's are! I have got to get into the weightroom starting this week and I have to work on my speed. I used to do those 100's nearly a second faster! Aargh.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Holiday Cheer

Yesterday I celebrated Christmas with my extended family out in western MA, so the Christmas season is officially over. I hate to put my Christmas presents away b/c that means that Christmas is over, but I have to do it eventually. Before I put it away, I took a picture of all the awesome stuff that I got. Some highlights:
Rachel Hale Kitten and Paris calendars
Rocky, Rudolph and Aladdin DVD's
Christmas ornaments and quilt
Lots of Bath and Body stuff- mostly sweet pea and some apple
French books
Slippers
Yoga mat
And of course, many various giftcards!

I was very pleased with all of my presents and hope that everyone else liked theirs too!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

This Week in Training

Monday:
2 miles
Core

Tuesday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
1x300 12 min; 4x200 3 min
48.4; 33.9,33.7, 33.9, 33.7

Wednesday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
4x300 5 min; 6x50 walk back
57.5, 57.5, 56.2, 58.0

Thursday:
Off

Friday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
3x150 3 min; 3x30
25.6, 26.1, 25.77

Saturday:
.5 mile wamrup, drills & strides
400m race - 62.57
200m race - 28.62

Sunday:
Snow day

The races didn't go quite as I had hoped, but it was my first race in 2 years, so rust is expected. Hopefully next week will go better. I also noticed in my races that I don't have that top gear, so I have to hit the weightroom more and do more top end speed work.

Friday, December 14, 2007

First Meet

Well, tomorrow is my first meet of the season, a BU mini meet. For anyone who hasn't done one of these or for anyone not from New England, these meets are awesome. They are totally low-key and lots of fun. There is a limited schedule of events, so the meet only takes a few hours and the BU track is awesome. I will go out on a limb and say that it is the best indoor track in the Northeast, and I've run on them all.

Since this is my first sprint race in two years or so, I'm very nervous. This whole week I've had that horrible nervous feeling in my stomach and it's not going away. I'm sure that it will be awful tomorrow. I'm sure that after I get a couple of meets under my belt I will feel better about it, but boy does it suck now. At any rate, my training has been going well, it's just a matter of getting race sharp and continuing the hard work.

Wish me luck!



The beautiful BU indoor track (from their website)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

This week in Training

Monday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & stides
8x200 3 min; 4x150 2 min
(34.7, 35.1, 35.1, 35.6, 36.0, 34.2, 35.1, 34.5; 26.3, 26.0, 26.1, 26.5)
Core

Tuesday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
1x300 20 min; 4x200 3 min
(45,9; 34.9, 34.4, 34.7, 34.5)
The 300 was a time trial for the team, so I went with the first group and then watched the rest of the team. It took a while, so the rest was a little longer than it should have been. But since it was basically all-out (on a tight 150m track) and not just fast, I figure that the extra 5 minutes were justified.

Wednesday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
Extensive drill and flexibility work
4x100 strides, under control

Thursday:
Grad school

Friday:
3 mile run in the snow!
6 x 30sec pick-ups

Saturday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
2x3x50m walk back recovery
Plyo: Tuck, rocket, lunge, gerbocki and hurdle jumps

Sunday:
.75 mile warmup, drills & strides
8x200 2 min; 4x150 90 sec (freezing outside!)
(37.7, 37.4, 36.2, 36.9, 36.6, 37.2,36.2, 37.4; 150's were at about 17sec/100)
.75 mile cooldown

Sunday, December 2, 2007

This Week in Training

Monday:
.75 mile warmup, drills & strides
6x200m 3 minute recovery
(34.06, 35.3, 35.0, 34.7, 34.7, 34.6)
Core

Tuesday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
1x300 15 min rec; 4x200 3 min rec
(47.61; 35.2, 34.5, 33.8, 33.9)

Wednesday:
.5 mile warmup, drills & strides
4x300 5 min rec; 3x200 3 min rec
(57.8, 59.2, 56.4, 57.9; 37.1, 37.1, 36.1)
Body weight exercises

Thursday:
Grad school

Friday:
1 mile warmup
6 hill repeats
1 mile cooldown

Saturday:
.75 mile warmup, drills & strides
8x50m walk back rec
Plyo: Tuck, rocket, lunge and gerbocki jumps

Sunday:
10 minute warmup
Weightlifting- continuing transition to MxS
Core

This week was the first week of indoor track, so I'm lucky to be inside now. It's starting to get really cold here. Yesterday I ran outside and it was freezing! About 18 degrees. So, it's nice to be inside, but it's a bit crazy. I ran for a small team in high school and post-college, so I'm not quite used to having 100 people running on the track all at once. There are so many girls in the sprint group that by the time I get around the track, the last group has just barely started! Then factor in the distance girls, plus all the boys and boy do you get some traffic jams. But hey, at least I'm inside.