Sunday, February 3, 2008

a long week


this past week i had a recovery week planned, but since i'm heading to new orleans next week to present at a national psychology conference (and it's mardi gras!), i postponed the recovery week and hit another big-ish training week, just around 15 hours. i managed to get in 3 swims, 2 trainer sessions, 2 outdoor rides, 4 runs, 1 strength session and one killer 15k xterra trail race...and i'm beat...sitting here with james in our recovery tights, about to dig into some healthy spinach artichoke dip i just cooked up and watch the bowl.

aside from training, grad school, and working, i also had a fun little birthday party on friday at tower 23 in pacific beach....hmmm.. some good sushi and definitely a little too much wine which made for a rough saturday recovery ..here i am doing the damage on friday night...
saturday, i finally made it out of bed and joined james for 2 hours on the road bike (after he had done 3:30 on the mountain bike)....i voted for a mid-ride cup o coffee at pannikin in leucadia...i won! james always makes fun of my less than desirable self-portrait skeeelz...wonder why....


today's race was the gnar. it was cold, rainy, windy, and over 2500 feet of climbing in 15k. the endurance sports awards were in san diego last night, so the lineup for our local 15k trail race ended up being a pro show. racers included heather fuhr, sam mccglone, mac brown , conrad stoltz, and lots of other geared out pros i didn't know who trashed their newtons and new zoot shoes in the mud run...unfortunately, the rain was so bad that we got out of there right after the finish and didn't take our usual photo show...

i think i did really well, but didn't stay until the results were posted. the race was 400 people. and i'm pretty sure i was in the top 10 women (i'll post the results once they're out)..even better, james absolutely KILLED it in his first race of the year and went out strong, dropped everyone (including conrad and the pro runners) by mile 3 or so and had first with a huge lead. unfortunately, less than a mile to the finish, a volunteer sent him the wrong way- off with the 5k-ers! damn. sucks to not win when you actually won, but this definitely stoked the fire. he hasn't stopped talking about how much he can't wait to race again all day long....i'm glad he did so great, must have been the sweet neon pink headband i bought for him...

yeah....when james was leading the race, a dude w/ a walkie talkie at a checkpoin goes..."here comes the first runner...he's in all black, with a PINK headband"...ha.
ok, that's it, but check out our new food blog, Vo2Maxxed . word.

5 comments:

moonpie said...

Happy bday (belated) Beth!!!

James is mega-sexy with that sweat band! You can get away with a lot of shit, when you're as fast as him :P

Matching bicycles - how cute!

Benson said...

Nice race and must have been kool with those pros.
James is ala "jimmie hendricks" with that awesome head gear.

Matt said...

Beth,
I got a chance to meet James Sunday, but not you. Great race and great blogs (both of them). I look forward to the PB&J forage!

triguyjt said...

like james head gear..

twin bikes...thats too much

best to you and james racing

Lucho said...

Hey Beth-
I would be interested in seeing your test numbers VS your typical training protocols for HR..
Having seen zero data from you I am guessing that your Zone 2 HR is ~140-148 or somewhere in there? What HR's are you focusing on in training right now?