Hey guys! Today’s another training log for my journey toward the 26.2 Mile Fun Run. Last week was the first week I started these- if you want to follow along.
I am signed up for the Darlington Marathon on September 28. It’s an inaugural race and my in-laws live close by, so I’ll have a place to stay (for free) and breakfast (for free) and lots of family to support me (Not free, I’ll have to bribe Clay if it involves waking up early).
June 23: I attended a workshop and talk about yoga teacher training at Yoga House of Charleston. I have no plans of teaching yoga now or even in the distant future, but the workshop was great- the instructor gave lots of tips on when to help someone with poses and exercises and how to help them, as well as helped me get into a handstand against the wall, which was really fun. It’s definitely empowering to get into a pose like a handstand.
June 24: 7.7 mile treadmill run at East Shore. I ended up doing the same 4 hard, 1 easy workout as last Monday (oops) and watching Food Network again. Story of my Mondays.
Food Network is pretty serious about the Paula Deen boycott as her show no longer comes on during my lunch break treadmill runs.
June 25: 4.39 miles (8:04 average pace) at morning run club. 75 degrees, 94% humidity, 0 wind make for a muggy Tuesday morning. I went to BodyPump that evening.
June 26: Three 15-minute rounds on the East Shore treadmill (5 mins @ 7 mph, 4 mins @ 7.5 mph, 3 mins @ 8.0 mph, 2 mins @ 8.5 mph, 1 min @ 9 mph), then a little cool down for 6 miles total. Watched an interesting show on fast food in other countries while on the treadmill, haha.
June 27: 3.5 miles around the neighborhood to log some miles and shake out before Saturday’s Isle of Palms Beach Run 10k.
June 28: Rest day Friday! I went couponing/shopping at Harris Teeter since it’s Super Double Coupons week- meaning they double coupons up to and including $2. I spent $8.04 and saved a ton… like $50-60. Got all those hot dogs for our July 4 cookout/party!
June 29: I ran the Isle of Palms Beach Run 10K that morning, with a warmup cooldown (7.5 miles total). My 10K time was 50:46.
That night, I ran the “Idiotic Greenway Night Run” which was hosted by my friend Noah and the MooreOnRunning.com training group. Everyone ran at their own pace but with headlamps and with other people, so I ended up running 7 miles that night.
Since it was late, no one was around so Steve went into Starbucks and got a random coffee drinker to take this group pic of us. It was really, really, fun and everyone hit TCBY for frozen yogurt afterwards. Good times.
Weekly totals: 36 miles, 1 BodyPump class, 1 yoga workshop.
I’m feeling more confident about the 26.2 mile fun run. Saturday was the first time I’ve ever run double mileage like that, but I think it helped… it was 14.5 very strong, speedy miles, even if it wasn’t in a single run. My friend Rich is a legit coach for a cross country team and said he encourages it to help increase mileage, so I gave it a shot. Let’s see how it goes…