Monday, January 14, 2013

Spring Training: Week 2

Spring Training posts document my training for the Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon on March 30 and my "A" race, the Wisconsin Marathon half, on May 4.

The week, in training:

Monday: 4.5 miles, hill sprints (6 x 45 seconds at 7.0, 7% incline)
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: 4.25 miles, tempo + RAW class
Thursday: 8 miles
Friday: RAW
Saturday: Bodypump + 4-mile run
Sunday: 1.5-mile walk + 25 minutes (of 40) TurboFire stretch

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I've written about five different versions of this blog, trying to expand on one aspect of last week's training. But my brain is tired and so is my body, especially after 5.5 miles of hills on the treadmill this morning.

Tired Kim = Bad, uninspired writer.

Trust me. I nearly wrote an ode to Dairy Queen ice cream cake and medium long runs, which, as you can see, are decidedly missing from this week's log.

So help a girl out. Get up with Miles tomorrow morning and go to work for me and I'll ... ha. Just kidding. Ask me some questions - about my training for the upcoming races, BODYPUMP, cross training, whatever.

I look forward to answering them (and being more clever next week).


  1. Hi Kim!! I do have a question actually....or two! First I invested in the TurboFire Conditioning & Interval Training Workout in hopes that it will help with my running. I am on a 3 day a week running routine..speed, tempo, long. My question is this....would you follow the schedule provided in the TurboFire even if I have a scheduled run that same day? Also, if you only had time to either do speed or tempo which would you do? Thanks! And I just want you to know that your blog is awesome!! Thanks =)

  2. My questions:
    1) I am soooo slow. If the app is right, I'm actually getting slower. wth. What is something you've done to increase your speed? I don't have a treadmill and I run in my neighborhood.
    2) How much water do you drink a day? How is it going with the Diet Coke?
    3) While you are "training" are you eating differently than when you are in regular maintenance, everyday girl mode?

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  4. yay for questions! how is training for your 5th or 6th half marathon different than training for your first? what tips would you give to someone trying for their first half?

  5. Let's do a weather dance to bring another "heat wave"- it sure made last week's long run easier for me!

  6. Hi Kim! I'll bite.
    I'm wondering what your average HR is when you go for a run? I've been a runner since 2008, but my HR still seems ridiculously high (reaching over 200 on some runs). I'm always interested to hear about other people and their "norm". Someone once told me that I need to train my heart to beat slower by keeping it in the aerobic zone while I workout, but that often involves a lot of WALKING! I'd like to hear your thoughts, and how you use your HR monitor for training.

  7. Hi Kim! Want to make a detour to Michigan when you are in WI for your half in May? :)