Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Workouts and Cleveland 10K

I have not had much to write about since my last blog. April didn't go so well when it comes to 1/2 Ironman training. (On the family side, April was great with our vacation to Disney!) However, vacations mean lots of planning, packing, and worrying about flying, which didn't leave a lot of time or energy for training.

For the month of April I biked 3 times, ran 6 times, lifted weights 5 times, and swam 1 time (if you can call laps in the FL pool with the boys swimming.) Ha!

Thankfully, I think I'm back on track for May.

May 1 - 7
Sat - Run 3.18 miles
Sun - Swim 1500 yds and Lift
Mon - Bike 21.08 miles
Tue - Run 4.1 miles
Wed - Bike 23.7 miles
Thur - Run 6.11 miles
Fri - off

May 8 - 14
Sat - Swim 1700 yds
Sun - off
Mon - Swim 2000 yds and Bike 6.8 miles
Tue - Run 3.5 miles
Wed - Bike 27 miles
Thur - off
Fri - Run 4.2 miles

This past Saturday, May 15, I went on my longest bike ride EVER - 30.66 miles. I heard about a ladies cycyling group that's just starting up. It's every other Saturday, starting at the HCC church in Hudson at 8 am. I'm not very good at trying new thing all on my own, but I got ready and went, not knowing what to expect! Well, there were 6 of us and I was told we'd be going about 30 miles and we were headed down into the valley for some hills. Oh my. I've never ridden up a hill from down in the valley - ever. Plus, I've never hit 30 miles in one ride. Plus, I have a 10K race to run the next day (but I know this is part of my big training plan for September.) So, we're off!
I really enjoyed riding with these ladies! I found out a few have children around the same ages as my boys even. :)
We went almost 10 miles, when 3 ladies turned back to get a total of 20 miles in for the day. I stayed with the other 2 ladies to complete the planned ride of 30 miles. We went down into and back out of the Cuyahoga Valley Nat. Park 3 times! If you're familiar with the park, I rode up Northampton Rd (straight up!) and up Bath Rd, and up Truxell Rd. Wow! Quite proud of myself.

Then, this past Sunday, May 16, I ran the 10K in Cleveland (part of the Cleveland Marathon weekend.) I've only run one stand alone 10K before and it was in Cleveland two years ago. My time then was 57:59. I was hoping to beat that time, but I didn't know what to expect after my bike ride the day before.
I got to the race plenty early, the weather was great, and my legs felt much better than I expected. I started out a bit faster than I planned, but after a few miles I decided that since I was still feeling good, I would try to continue my pace - and I did! :-)
Mile Splits
1 - 8:33
2 - 8:55
3 - 9:00
4 - 8:57
5 - 8:54
6 - 9:04
.2 - 1:50
Official Time - 55:17
Pace - 8:48
Another PR for the year. :-)


  1. It was good to see you this past Sunday - you did awesome.

    I need to go on one of those rides with the Hudson group. I have been off of the road bike for almost a month now and my cardio is creeping away from me again.

  2. Congrats on the PR!

    And yay for 30 miles of biking. You are starting to get into some serious mileage there!