Training, March 20th – 26th

Monday: 3.5-mile run in 35:56, 10:11 pace

Sidenote: My neighbor’s dog lunged at me while I was warming up for my run (doing glute exercises on the steps in front of our building). Fido got a hold of the hem of my running tights and the elbow of my shirt, but thankfully did not actually get any skin. I reported it to building management, and the dog owner was “shocked” that I did. What??! I’m not your dog’s chew toy.

Tuesday: Total Body Strength at CrossTown Fitness

Wednesday: 3.6-mile run in 38:10, 10:32 pace

Thursday: GO ROW at Go Row (with Coach Sarah!)

Friday: Power Yoga at Yoga Six

Saturday: 5.3-mile run in 55:41, 10:31 pace

Sunday: Yoga with the Pilsen Yoga Tribe

Such a great turnout – probably 80 people! And it was a good flow. 

Total Miles: 12
Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes

AND – I hit my weekly goal of run 3x, yoga 2x, strength 2x!! (Go Row alternates rowing and strength intervals.)









EMO KNEE WATCH: My left knee (the one that had “Runner’s Knee” a couple years ago) has been fine during runs – better than fine, actually, because I only seem to be feeling very minor tweaks in my right knee during runs. They go away quickly and are nothing I’m worried about. But every now and then after a run, my left knee sometimes feels “tender” if I put weight on it a certain way. Not painful. Just like “hey … you went for a run recently.” So I’m trying to keep up with the yoga and the glute strengthening and I’ve started taking Glucosamine, because, you know, I’m in my mid-30s and already take like a million vitamins, what’s one more?

FitBit Stats:

  • 81,818 total steps; 11,688 per day
  • 93 total floors; 13 per day
  • 37.99 total miles; 5.4 per day
  • 2,315 avg. daily calorie burn
  • 365 total active minutes; 52 per day
  • 7 hrs 16 min avg. restful sleep

This week spoiler alerts:

  • Shamrock Shuffle this weekend. Hopefully, I’ll follow through and actually run it this year! It’ll be my 5th time if I do.
  • Week 4 of my Soldier Field 10 training plan.
  • Maybe actually signing up for the Soldier Field 10.
  • My ClassPass cycle resets on Friday and since I didn’t pace myself, I’m doing back-to-back days of double classes.
  • THREE DAYS IN A ROW OF MORNING WORKOUTS! Who am I? (Answer: Someone who doesn’t like unused ClassPass credits.)

How are you doing? Training for anything? Any dogs bite or try to bite you lately? 

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5 Comments on “Training, March 20th – 26th”

  1. You ran outdoors on Saturday, too! I felt so alone on the Lakefront Trail on Saturday. I certainly wasn’t the only person I saw, but compared to some weeks, numbers were way down – I’m sure due to the rain/wind/cold/general not-pleasant-to-be-outside-ness of the weather.

    I have fortunately never been bitten by a dog (*knocks on wood*), but when I was out for a run once during the summer when I was in high school, a dog came bounding out of nowhere and ran with me the whole mile back to my house – not chasing me, just running along next to me or in front of me. Never had met the dog before in my life. It had its name and owner’s phone number on its collar, so I called them when I got home and it turned out they lived just a couple houses away from where the dog started following me. It was a really sweet puppy, but my dog was NOT very pleased that I brought a stranger home with me from my run! Haha.

    1. I saw another local runner post a post-run selfie on Saturday morning when I was mulling over how to get my run in given the forecast. She said it wasn’t that bad out, which encouraged me to suck it up. I ended up catching a break in the rain when I headed out (thank you, Dark Skies app!). I’m just about 2 miles from the lake, so I ran from home to the LFT and took some selfies (duh) and then ran home. So I mostly just saw tourists walking around the Museum Campus.

      So far the only dog to successfully bite me is my parents’ dog, shortly after they got him. He’s not very friendly so he now gets locked up when anyone comes over.

  2. Glad to hear that Fido didn’t cause any injury. Was he on a leash or just roaming the hallways? Two weeks ago, I tried to run around a stray dog and once I passed him he started chasing me. I yelled at him to go away and I think I scared him pretty bad, so he turned around and decided to run in the street. So of course, I had to chase after him and hold up traffic so he wouldn’t get hit by a car. Luckily a woman in a car stopped and gave me her salad with chicken strips which attracted him to the bowl and he to ate it. I eventually got him to lie down and petted him until the police showed up and took him to the pound (hope his owner claimed him)! Anyway, never a dull moment between runners and dogs! Love the pic of you running super fast. Yay, that you are shuffling! Maybe I’ll see you there.

    1. The dog was on a leash, but I was standing on the stairs (mostly still and facing away) and the owner was walking the dog up the stairs, so we were really close.

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