Monday, November 18, 2013

In Case You Don’t Follow Me on Daily Mile

Pardon me while I regurgitate some runs from the past few weeks.

October stats: 114 miles of running, 83 miles of cycling

I got in some good track workouts and had some solid 8-12 mile runs.  I think I was most proud of a 8x800m workout averaging 3:30. Also had two 10x400s two weeks apart averaging 1:42 and 1:41.  These paces are at the low end or below my target training paces based on my summer 10k.

November so far:

Nov 1-10: After 5 consecutive days of exercise, I took off the 1st & 2nd before pacing a half marathon on the 3rd. Would have felt really dumb if squeezing in one more run meant not pacing well. 
4: I was surprisingly sore the day after the half marathon.  Maybe because I tacked on 2+ extra miles after, after standing around for 80 minutes, or maybe my gait was off in running a pace slower than I’m used to. I took that Monday off from running/biking and got a massage for the first time in over a year.
5: Easy 2 mile run
6: Easy intervals… 2 mile warm up, 6x[3 min @ 7:30-7:40 pace, 2 min recovery], 2 mile cool down
7: Forced rest. Arrived in NY at 9am for a wedding.
8: Cold 8 mile run. 1.5 mi with my husband then headed back out on my own.  It was in the 30s but once I warmed up I felt great and ran some faster miles: 8:25, 7:46, 7:45, 7:51, 9:00, 8:11.  That’s an unofficial 5k PR in there.
9: Forced rest, friend’s wedding
10: Forced rest, morning after friend’s wedding then flight back to CA.

2013-11-09 10.38.34-1

Nov 11-17
11: 4 mile trail run (+368’)
12: Ugh, foiled track workout; we were kicked off the track due to a community college soccer game. Got in a 2:33 600m and a 1:40 400m. Followed by slow running around the campus in pitch black. Total of 5.6 miles.
13: Rest
14: 8.4 miles, just under a 9 min/mi average pace with a few consecutive faster miles thrown in (7:50, 7:46, 8:21)
15: Rest to save up energy for the next day’s trail run adventure
16: Just under 13 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (+2134’)
17: 22 mile bike ride with Dan

Pictures from the PCT:

2013-11-16 09.21.31

465 Miles from Mexico

2013-11-16 09.42.50

Nearby reservoir; Looked prettier through my own eyes.

2013-11-16 10.10.26
There was a lot of this

2013-11-16 10.28.50Water stop courtesy of the Andersons who run Casa de Luna for through-hikers

2013-11-16 10.42.58
The only time I expect to be on the LD 50 mile course unless I volunteer again.  Didn’t realize Scott Jurek had run (and won!) LD50.

2013-11-16 10.49.33

2013-11-16 10.54.22

2013-11-16 11.02.50

2013-11-16 11.56.52

Finished my run that started at Bouquet Canyon (too bad about that typo).

This elevation map doesn’t do that thousand foot climb justice.  Run was pretty awesome after mile 4, though the climb was still noticeable from 10-11.5.

pct map


  1. I'm so glad I follow you on DM so I could just glaze over through this whole post. I really only came here to see if you've put me in your sidebar yet and since you haven't I'm here to ask WHY NOT? Is it because I don't like Oiselle? If it helps, I do own two Lululemon sweatshirts which I WON. I'm a winner.

    1. Too funny. I was thinking about revamping the sidebar because some of those are inactive and some I don't read anymore. I haven't found a good way to organize blogs I read, but if I HAD put you on the side bar already, I wouldn't have missed a new post from you two days ago.

      I haven't purchased any Lululemon in over a year, but I will assign bonus points for your wins. I thought I recognized some unused thumbholes in one of your recent IG pics as being Lululemon...


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