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Posted under 25 in 5, Injuries, Roller Derby, Running, Skating, Workouts 2012 - Oct 1st, 12 - Comments Off on Insert cool title here

I haven’t felt much like posting, but I have been working out, somewhat. Last week I hurt my neck. I’m also still struggling with derby. The frustrating thing about being in a messed up situation is that if you talk about it, you’re a gossip. If you don’t talk about it, the pressure builds up […]

Treadmill Run

It rained all weekend, so since I run in the dark, I decided not to compound my foolishness by running in the dark and wet. So I did my Sunday 8X400s on the treadmill. They were definitely easier than outside. I started at 6.1 mph and got one interval in 6.5 mph. The problem with […]

Good skating workout

Posted under 25 in 5, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Roller Derby, Skating, Workouts 2012 - Sep 14th, 12 - Comments Off on Good skating workout

Last night’s open skate was good. Two of my teammates were there so we worked on speed and sprinting starts. We did 25 laps (I did mine in 5:13) and I also did two sets of 5 laps in 1:00. My technique is improving! I think the running, pull-ups, and kettlebells are helping. I start […]


Posted under Kettlebells, Running, Workouts 2012 - Sep 13th, 12 - Comments Off on Tired

Tonight was the easy version of the 400/400 run. It was warm and muggy and we both ended up soaked in sweat. Only one of the 6 runs was under 2:30, but I still feel like we got a good workout. I thought I was recovering well, but my heart rate never dropped back down […]

Hilly Run

Posted under Kettlebells, Nutrition, Running, Workouts 2012 - Sep 11th, 12 - 2 Comments

We had another good run Monday night. We did the 400/400, but it is so interesting how different the run is if we start with a 400 m run versus the walk. If we start with the run, it’s a relatively easy series of 400s. If we walk for the first 400, then run, it’s […]

First run in a while

Posted under Running, Workouts 2012 - Sep 6th, 12 - Comments Off on First run in a while

Wednesday night, Mr. Z and I went for our first run in a long time. It was our first run together since last year’s vacation, when we were lucky enough to run in Venice and Florence. We did a quarter of a mile running, quarter of a mile walking, for three miles. It was 88 […]

Trying to conquer 25 in 5

Posted under 25 in 5, Roller Derby, Skating, Workouts 2012 - Aug 10th, 12 - Comments Off on Trying to conquer 25 in 5

Tuesday’s workout was a bike sprint workout on my spin bike. I did 10 :30 second sprints with a minute and a half between. I think I can go a bit harder tonight (Friday.) Wednesday was another good derby practice. Our dry-land practice was canceled at the last minute, so I did a Zuzka-style workout, […]


Posted under Roller Derby, Skating, Workouts 2012, ZWOW - Jul 9th, 12 - 1 Comment

Yesterday, I decided to frighten myself by looking up the WFTDA Minimum Skills requirements. For advanced, 50 push-ups are required! I’m terrible at push-ups! I can do them fine on my knees, but they’re nearly impossible for me on my feet. In addition to my pull-up work, I’m going to add in training for push-ups. […]