Monday, May 20, 2013

TrainingTruths: What's Beautiful: Try a Tri

First let me announce the winners of the Firmoo sunglasses giveaway:
Congratulations to Jenelle, Lydia R, Meredith, Cristi Rae, Shelley Oz, and Heather Hunter!
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I mentioned last week that I am participating in the What's Beautiful campaign with Under Armour and FitFluential to help redefine the female athlete. My goal to run 20 miles a week fell a little short, but I did add a challenge to help make me a stronger runner.

The first part of my week was pretty normal. Tuesday I went for a 4 mile run after school with my Crazy Running Partner. It was a little cooler and my legs felt fresh and bouncy again.

My CRP was doing RTB MA and had to leave on Thursday afternoon, so I went home to run. I choose a route that took me off the main road, but was much hillier. It was a rough 5 miles in the bright afternoon sun. I tried to focus on how I was feeling and adjust my pace, but I ended up having to take a few walk breaks. It's going to be a tough transition to summer weather.

After a late start on Saturday, my sleep deprived husband and I drove to one of out favorite routes to do our long run. Ironically, we couldn't get to it because there was a race going on! Instead we headed downtown and ran on the Manchester portion of the rail trail. It was a tough one for him, but I LOVE paved paths. I rewarded mr. c with a stop for delicious fruit smoothies.

Saturday I also did the Try a Tri challenge. I'm not a triathlete, so I put together three workout moves of my own and ran through them ladder style starting at 20. Here's a snippet of what it looked like.

As always, how was your week? Try any new challenges?


  1. i did a sprint triathlon once and LOVED it!!!

  2. It was a tough week in workouts for me with traveling and a nagging foot thing going on. Taking it super easy this week before VCM on Sunday. Eeekk!

  3. love the mix up of the workouts!! i never really thought about how i string things together, but I kind of do this all the time with a strength, run, yoga workout!

  4. Week has been great! Got plenty of time to rest this weekend which was nice :)

  5. Same for me. Can't get past the swimming part. But this, I can do.

  6. This challenge sounds really neat! Great job! Yum, smoothies!!

  7. What a great challenge! Love how you got creative with it. And that trail looks like a great place to run!


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