Bayshore Marathon Week 8

by Elizabeth on January 26, 2015

A good week of balance. Work is already starting off quite nicely this year, I was able to cross train a good bit, runs went well and I was able to catch up with a few friends.


  • PLAN- 45 minutes muscle imbalance strength work, 1 mile at 10K pace
  • ACTUAL- flywheel and 45 minutes muscle imbalance work, 1 mile at 7:13

Decided to do both workouts. The imbalance work was especially tough after a good spin class, but I’ve missed flywheel over the past few weeks and decided to go with my Class Pass membership.

A random note, my baby girl had to have dental work done. If you didn’t know that there was such a thing as a doggie dentist, hope you never have to. She had 8 teeth pulled, leaving her with about 22 overall now. She lost one of her signature canines, but she still looks adorable and her tongue sticks out a bit more than it did. Apparently, small yorkie type breeds have bad teeth. I love her, but dang she is stealing from my race budget. I don’t even want to tell you how much those teeth cost.IMG_0157Tuesday:

  • PLAN- 9 miles: 10 min w/u zone 2 w/5×15 sec pickups, 5×1 mile repeats, 800m easy between, 5 min cool down
  • ACTUAL- 9 miles at 8:23 avg pace. Treadmill with 7:08 first half of mile and 7:03 second half of mile and private pilates session


  • PLAN- 8 mile endurance run
  • ACTUAL- 8 miles 8:37 avg pace and Yin Yoga Class

An early work morning meant an afternoon run. It was GORGEOUS out- around 60 degrees- and it felt great to be outside.IMG_0174That afternoon, I met with Jenny, to go over my 2 weeks of elimination of FODMAP. The next phase was set out for me. Over the next 25 days, each food group will be re-entered individually. The goal is to see if symptoms occur.IMG_0192That night, I went to my first Yin Yoga class by candlelight. I. LOVED. IT. Another nice relaxing and stretching type class with meditation. It was nice to take the class with Jes and Sarah and we all agreed we would be back at Fit2B again (thank you, Class Pass)!IMG_0178 IMG_0177Thursday:

  • PLAN- 20 min core strength
  • ACTUAL- 20 min core strength

Lunch workout! I tried my first food group- oligosaccharides. I had to choose a few foods to try from the list. I went with raisins, onions, and beets. Obviously, not all at once. :) I added raisins to my oatmeal, onions to my salad at lunch and onions and beets at dinner. Most of the day my stomach cramped, I felt bloated and was gassy (sorry, TMI but here to inform how the process works and the results). I emailed Jenny, all of those things are symptoms which means this food group is an issue. If I hadn’t seen symptoms, I would’ve added more of this group on day 2 and then had 3 days back of elimination to reset my body before trying the next group. But, since I had symptoms, I didn’t have to do a second day.


  • PLAN- 8 miles. 15 min Z2 warmup, 7x800s, 400m recovery, 10 minute Z1 cooldown
  • ACTUAL- 8 miles at 8:48 pace. 7x800s at 3:22 on treadmill

I finally had a chance to go to a track and it was raining. So, back to the mill. I’m quickly catching up on House of Cards. For some reason, these were harder than usual- it was really hot in the gym and I just couldn’t cool off (no fans). I’m also wondering if the food the day before had something to do with it?IMG_0193That night, Rich and I saw Selma. Another Oscar nom to our list!


  • PLAN- 13 miles easy/recovery 
  • ACTUAL- 13 miles 9:16 avg pace

Katie met me early to run 3 miles before we ran 10 more with the rest of the girls. I’m loving our weekend group runs. We are changing up the neighborhoods each week and it keeps it interesting and try to grab breakfast after. It’s such a great way to start my Saturday.IMG_0197 IMG_0198Sunday:

  • PLAN- rest day
  • ACTUAL- Aerial yoga at Sky Gym

I’ve been wanting to try this all month and was really excited I could convince Sarah to come with me. It was such a fun, playful way to stretch. It’s obviously very different than a flow or restorative type class. The silks really help deepen the stretch and allow you to also play with your strengths. Another Class Pass win! IMG_0214 IMG_0208 IMG_0210

I spent the rest of the day doing food prep. This is the hardest part of this FODMAP stuff. I feel like I spend most of my Sunday in the kitchen working on meals for the week. I will admit, I actually love that I have less to do during the week for lunch and dinner but I feel like all the time in the kitchen sucks the relaxation out of my Sunday. I think I hit 4 different grocery stores in 24 hours looking for specific foods. I know it will all be worth it in the end.

Total Miles for the Week: 39

How was your week? Have you ever tried a Yin Yoga or Aerial Yoga class? Do you have a group of friends you can regularly count on to train with?


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