Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday Kickboxing 45 minutes

I feel better today, but I did not feel well enough to go running yesterday. I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and go to the doctor for some tests to figure out what is wrong with me.

ETA- also weeded for 1 hour


I went to the pool and Bruce taught me his new dolphin dive thing. I practiced it for nearly two hours. I think it's going to work out great!!

Friday, July 29, 2011


I did a brick with Bruce and John D. We rode out normal for 3 miles and biked back as hard as we could go for the last three, then we transitioned and ran 3 miles. It's a different kind of workout, but still good.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday Swimming 1 hour

Breast stroke- 10 minutes
back stroke- 10 minutes
freestyle- 10 minutes
back stroke- 10 minutes
freestyle- 10 minutes
kick board- 10 minutes

Plus- light housework, watering plants, etc.


My stellar week continues as we approach the WRT. (Timpani, when are you going to take up the challenge? 2012 WRT???)

I ran with the group at 5:00 this morning. It was already 80 degrees, and I survived. 5.5 miles.

I'm even trying to eat healthy stuff; well I'm drinking V8 anyway.

I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope this heat wave is over by race day!!! (And I really hope that we aren't done with this one, but into the next.) I could really go for a cold snap on August 13. Can I put in an order?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Update through Tuesday

Lets see, I posted last just over a week ago. I don't even know if I remember all that I've done since then, but here's what I've got:

Thursday: Ran 5 miles, just a regular flat run. It was hot, but I survived.

Saturday: Biked 20 miles, ran one.

Monday: I ran 5 miles with Bruce and his friend John D. I kicked their booties.

Tuesday Morning: I ran the nasty Alton hill route with the group for the first time in a couple of months. (Ball games till 10:30 at night is not exactly conducive to getting up at 4:30, so it's been a while since I ran with Team Alton.) I felt good and actually ran much better than one would expect, it being warm not having run that course in a while. So that's 6 miles of monster hills.

Tuesday Evening: I biked with Team Godzilla. I did one loop on Whiteside, so that's 19 miles. I felt great, and with about four miles to go, I passed up an entire peloton of men, they tried to catch me, but only one of them managed to catch me and to draft off of my back wheel till we got back to the lot. It's probably just a fluke though. Next week I'll just be normal, perfectly vincible, Renae.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday Running 1 hour (about 5 miles FLATS)

I decided to run on the Watershed paved trail again. It was so much cooler than running around my neighborhood. Or should I say less hot? I kept a good pace again, so I think I did about 5 miles.

I also walked earlier in the day for 1 1/2 hours while holding Sorsha in the sling with the kids on the Watershed Nature Trail (including the newly re-opened Marsh Walk). So much fun!

I've also been doing 1-2 minutes of BAREFOOT RUNNING
This time I ran for 5 minutes with no shoes. I want to get up to 30 minutes before I lay down $100 or more for any of these barefoot running shoes.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Kickboxing Bootcamp 50 minutes

I did the Kickboxing Bootcamp DVD that I got from the library. Still the hardest kickboxing DVD I have ever done! She has sections for weights and floor ab work, so it is a 2 for 1 workout for me so I can count it as cardio and weight training.

Also- light housework for 1 hour.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday Exercise Bike 30 minutes

Plus 2-3 hours of housework (involving lots of going up and down stairs).

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Running 1 Hour

I went running on the watershed nature trail (the paved part shared with bikes) and it was awesome! It was shaded and it felt so much cooler than my run on Wednesday. I'm pretty sure I ran 5 miles too because I kept a great pace the whole time!

ETA- I think it really helped that I ate a protein bar directly before running, and had a protein shake about 2 hours before that. I also at yogurt twice today and I think that is helping with the stomach problems I have been having. Hopefully the yogurt cure keeps working!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday Swimming 50 minutes

Breast stroke -10 minutes
Freestyle- 10 minutes
Back stroke- 10 minutes
freestyle- 10 minutes
Back stoke- 10 minutes
freestyle- 5 minutes
(and then I started feeling sick again and had to stop swimming :P)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday Running 35 minutes ( 2 1/2 miles with STEEP hill)

92 degrees at 8pm! Gah! I was prepared with wet shorts, and a partially frozen water bottle, but it was still a struggle the whole time.

Also- chased a 1 year old around the library while her older siblings enjoyed a magic/puppet/kid comedy show for the reading program. I was yucky with sweat by the end of the hour :p

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Kickboxing 30 minutes

Still sick :P Crappy lame workout!

Also- vacuumed for 5 minutes.


Speed work at the track.

Monday, July 18, 2011


I did a brick with Bruce's group, 15 miles on the bike, then ran 2 miles. Yeah, I kicked their booties! verage speed on bike 19.4 mph.

Also I worked out in the yard for about 1.5 hours. The good news is that I weighed myself afterward (yeah, some of the weight loss is water) 150! I haven't seen that number in several months! Also it is my time of the month, and I usually weigh more, so maybe that balances out some of the "I just sweated my booty off for the second time today, and I lost 3 lbs of water???"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm still Here

I've been doing stuff and not posting. I don't really remember where I left off, but here is this week's report. Super busy with ball games, so really not a great week.

Tuesday: rode bike in basement 40 minutes then ran 1.5 miles during a little refreshing break in the weather. It felt really good!

Thursday: Ran 5.75 miles with Clayton in stroller

Saturday: Biked 20 miles (one loop on Whiteside) average speed 18.2 mph, then ran just over 1/2 mile just to get my legs back.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday Running 35 minutes (2 1/2 miles with medium hills and 2 big hills)

Slow run today. Heat maybe?

Plus, two hours cleaning my house, and 3 hours helping my brother clean his house (5 hours total). Ouch, my feet hurt! ;)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday Exercise Bike + Strength (1 hour total)

Exercise bike- 10 minutes high tension bike, 3 swatting fly sessions 2 minutes each, 30 minutes total.

Strength- 10 minutes arms (with 10 lb free weights), 10 minutes abs (with 100 crunches, standing abs, and double leg lifts), 10 minutes legs (with no leg weights).

Plus, 1 hour light housework.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Aerobox 50 minutes

Too hot for running today :(

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday Exercise Bike + Strength Workout (1 hour total)

Exercise bike- 10 min. high tension bike, 3 swatting fly sessions 2 minutes each, 30 minutes each.

Strength- 10 minutes arms (with 10 lb free weights), 10 minutes abs (with 100 crunches), 10 minutes legs (with no leg weights this time).

Plus- 3 hours of deep cleaning

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Swimming 1 hour

Breast stroke 10 minutes
freestyle 10 minutes
back stroke 10 minutes
freestyle 5 minutes
back stroke 10 minutes
freestyle 5 minutes
kick board 10 minutes

Plus, I weeded in the yard for 1 hour.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday Running 30 minutes (2 1/2 miles with medium hills and 2 big hills)

Plus, unpacking and organizing Wednesday and today.

Re-cap of last week:
Saturday- I was on vacation but managed to run 3 miles (in 35 minutes). I also walked all over the Mall of America (with it's indoor theme park) for a few hours while carrying the baby in a sling.
Sunday- Swimming in a lake- only aerobically for about 30 minutes, and some of that was just treading water in the deep end while talking with my sister and her friends.
Tuesday- walking around a park (Minnehaha Falls) for about an hour.


Today I did speed work down at the track:

800 meter repeats:

1) 3:38
2) 3:39
3) 3:44
4) 3:50

400 meter repeats:

1) quit at 300 meters
2) 1:48

Upper body workout:

bench press 45 lbs 20 reps
fly 13 lbs 20 reps
lat pulls 25 lbs each arm 18 reps??
bicep curls 13 lbs each arm 13 reps
triceps over head 13 lbs 20 reps??
shoulders 8 lbs per arm 15 reps??

crunches and leg lifts, no idea how many reps

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vacation Wore Me Out!

So, I've been gone for a week, but I've still been at it. Here's the run down:

Monday or Tuesday: I ran, but I can't remember the details.

Wednesday: I ran with Bruce 4 miles.

Thursday: I ran with Terry (Bruce's dad) a very hilly 6.25 miles. We went 7 miles, but I only ran just over 6.

Saturday: I ran / walked somewhere around 5 miles.

Monday: 4th of July Biathlon. 5 mile run and 20 mile bike. I took second in my division, but only because there weren't very many folks who showed up. If I have any prayer of placing at the triathlon next month, I need to put in some serious training. This half hearted walk / run crap that I've been doing is NOT going to cut it. If I could cut about 10 lbs, that would help too. My major downfall seems to be my run times. I guess that means I need to do some speed work. I wish these races weren't in the summer! I hate trying to run in the heat! I have no excuse though, yesterday was about as nice a day as you get in July.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Thursday Running 30 mintues (2 1/2 miles with medium hills and two big hills)

It was hot too.

Also- cleaned and packed all day. I hope to be able to run on my little vacation this weekend too, but I will have to see.