First, here are last week’s posts, in case you missed them:
- Third Annual Midnight Half Marathon Recap
- House Poor Summer Tour: Staycation Shenanigans
- Let’s Train: James Island Connector 5K/10K
If any of you have completed a marathon and have suggestions, I’d love to hear from you too.
July 21: 1 Hour donation-based yoga class at Yoga House of Charleston. I love going to this class on Sunday because it’s a basic yoga class and you can pay what you want.
All of the money is donated to a local charity (the charity that receives the donations changes every month), and all abilities are welcome. A girl named Katie usually teaches and she’s great.
July 22: I ran 7.17 miles around the subdivision near me before going to the waterpark with Nadine. I had a very strong run, averaging an 8:16 pace with most miles closer to 8 min.
The subdivision next to us is really huge and easy to get lost in, so I’m glad we didn’t buy there (we looked at some homes there). It’s close and a nice alternative for when I don’t want to run in my own neighborhood.
July 23: 6 miles of speedwork with Kindal, Katie, and Michelle. We ran a ladder workout, which was 400, 800, 1200, 800, 400. I ran some before and after to make it 6 miles total.
I felt the 7 miles from Monday and it wasn’t my best speed workout at all, but I got it done and sometimes that’s all you can ask for.
July 24: 45 minutes of BodyPump (with emphasis on upper body- and I went up in weights!).
That evening, Clay was over at a friend’s house, so I went to Mex 1 Coastal Cantina to meet up with the Red Balloon Running Club. My friend Jessica and I ran an easy 4 miles then enjoyed tacos, chips and salsa, and conversation with the rest of that run club. Good times!
July 25: 6 miles for “runch” (running at lunch) on the treadmill at East Shore.
July 26: Off. Clay and I went to South of Philly for pizza that night as a mini-date. It was fun and South of Philly is one of our favorite pizza places.
Plus, I love to eat pizza before races, and since I had a long run the next day, I figured I’d see how well eating pizza the night before a race went. When you’re training for a 26.2 mile fun run, you have to train your tummy, too.
July 27: 16 miles (average 10:07/mile pace) around Wild Dunes at Isle of Palms with Krystal, Steve, and Jim, who are all training for the Marine Corps marathon. I ran an extra 3 after they finished since my 26.2 fun run is a few weeks before their marathon. Total of 19 miles for the long run, and my last three were all below 9:30 pace.
Weekly totals: 42 miles running, 1 BodyPump class, 1 yoga class.
I’m super glad this week is a cutback/cross training week! My body is feeling the mileage right now. On Thursday, I wanted to get up and run with TrySports Run Club that morning, but I just couldn’t get out of bed until 7 AM!
When your body’s absorbing all this hard training, you definitely need rest. I always take one day completely off each week, but I need to make sure I get enough sleep each night, too.
Clay has a bunch going on at work this week, so I’ll probably spend my off time making sure things go well with his big project and taking care of the house- and missing him. Besides that, I have a couple of nights out planned (TrySports team bowling at The Alley– yay!).
Q1.) How many hours of sleep do you get each night? Usually about 7 for me.
Q2.) What’s your favorite taco topping? I really like the corn salsa at Mex 1, and I like the cole slaw there. It’s pretty tasty!