Handling rest week and races.

I celebrated the first day of my rest week doing nothing… And i mean NOTHING. The weather was horrible, so I sat indoors by a fire all day… But I did feel a bit lazy. I think it’s because I spent most of last week rushing around and trying to fit in my workouts, so now that Coach Jen gave me a couple days off I feel like I’m slacking off!

Today I have a 45min hill run on the treadmill, which is nice cause it’s shitty out. Tomorrow I’m in the pool, Thursday is the second rest day of the week and Friday I’m on the bike.

Saturday I’ll swim with the Buehler Breakers then I’m headed to the Bike Swap at Harper College. I desperately need to take care of this bike situation, I anticipate it happening in the next couple of weeks. I’ve got my eye on the Trek Madone 4.5.Thumbnail image for madone45_blackblue.jpg

Sunday is another day on the bike which I will get in BEFORE the Bears game… Did you guys hear they’re playing the Packers?

I feel like I need to get involved in some races soon. The last one I ran was the Turkey Trot 5K. Leading up to the Marathon I was racing at least every couple of weeks, which was nice cause it helped break up my training.

Training for Mooseman has been a lot different because I’ve been training solo, so theres not competition outside of trying to beat your previous workouts.

I finally got around to registering for the Shamrock Shuffle where I ran 50:53 last year, that was right at the beginning of my training so I’m looking to blow that out of the water. Registration for the 2011 Chicago Marathon opens on Feb 1st, so I’ll sign up for that and looking to go sub 5 hours.

But those races are pretty far down the line, I’d like to do something soon. 

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