This week’s workout recap will be short because it was race week for the OnShore Racing Fall Equinox 10K. I didn’t do many workouts, and Clay and I left for Washington, DC.
After spending the last three months rebuilding from injury and training consistently, it was time for a few days off. Maybe some people look down on taking time off, but this works best for me and my sanity. Who wants to worry about workouts on (a very active) vacation?
The first week after my injury in May, I did not miss running and felt mentally relieved not to be training. Of course, that feeling only lasted about a week and I was ready to run again. I look at that as a sign that I should take time off formal workouts every few months to mentally and physically regroup.
This week, I ran 15 miles, including a 10K race, and completed 1 BodyPump class.
Monday: 6 AM BodyPump.
I never miss a Monday because it sets the tone for the week. I normally run on Monday as well, but with a race the next evening, I did not this week. I caught up with some errands and work before heading out of town.
Tuesday: Race Day! I slept in until 7:00 because I knew I’d be up later than usual due to the race. I’m really glad I slept in because it was so hard to sleep Tuesday night after a hard run and the excitement of setting a new PR. Please excuse the super-glued and taped up Garmin, hehe.
I ran the 10K in 46:15, which means I only need to drop 76 seconds to seed in the sub-45 minute corral for the Cooper River Bridge Run in March.
Wednesday: After not falling asleep until after midnight, I did not wake up for 6 AM BodyPump. When I woke up at 7:30, I felt like I’d been hit by the Pain Train (Choo Choo!).
I would normally take the day after a race off or run very, very easy, but heading on vacation later in the week (and wanting one last hill session before next Saturday’s Isle of Palms Connector 5K), I decided to run garages. I ran 5.5 miles including 6 parking garages with Richie, Steve, Kaitlyn, and Dave, then headed to the Fleet Feet Pub Run as a cooldown from the garage workout.
We ran part of the Cooper River Bridge on the Pub Run route- I did run/walk and just stayed with some friends. I also saw Alex at the base of the bridge, looking strong and finishing a tempo run. It was fun, but I was over running and ready to get home. I ran about 8 miles total.
Thursday: No workout! Flew to DC and walked all over Tyson’s Corner and Old Town Alexandria.
Friday: No workout! Walked around the National Zoo, Adams Morgan neighborhood, and half the monuments at the National Mall.
Saturday: No workout! Walked around 3 museums and watched a South Carolina/Mizzou football game that didn’t end well.
Sunday: No workout. Travelled back to Charleston and spent Sunday afternoon unpacking, resting, and getting ready for the week.
I’ll resume regular workouts on Monday, and I’ll recap my DC trip and the OnShore Racing Fall Equinox 10K next week. I hope everyone has a great week!