Weekly Workout Recap: Oct 27- Nov 2

It’s Sunday afternoon and it’s been a crazy 24 hours. Both my Gamecocks and my fantasy football team let me down, we got a crazy cold blast in South Carolina, and I’ve been busy cleaning and tracking everyone I know running the NYC Marathon today.

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Last week, I ran 39 miles and did 2 BodyPump classes.

Monday: AM BodyPump, followed by 6 miles around my neighborhood. I normally don’t run that far in my neighborhood because it’s not exactly a huge ‘hood, but I couldn’t go to speedwork that night because Clay and I went to a Yelp Elite Event at LongHorn Steakhouse in Mt. Pleasant. We found out we were going to the event at around 12 PM, and I was so excited that I conveniently forgot to eat lunch.

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Since Clay was working, I met him in Mt. Pleasant after work for the dinner. We had a 4-course meal and drinks, all complementary thanks to being elite reviewers on Yelp.com. He had steak and I had the salmon- it was all so delicious and everyone had leftovers to take home as well as LongHorn coupons for our next visit. The general manager and chefs came out to talk to us and made sure we were taken care of, so I felt super spoiled.

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Thanks to Yelp Charleston and LongHorn Steakhouse Mt. Pleasant for hosting a wonderful event.

Tuesday: 3.5 miles easy in the neighborhood.

Wednesday: AM BodyPump, followed by Wednesday night speedwork (4.5 miles). We ran 1/2 mile intervals again and my splits were 3:31, 3:16, 3:19, and 3:21. I’m not sure where the middle two interval paces came from, but I’m acing the workouts and hoping to see my 5K times drop soon- especially when I figure out a goal race and rest a bit before it.

Thursday: 6 mile sightseeing run in downtown Charleston with Steve and Dave. We found a few neat little alleys and fun places downtown, and we saw tons of German tourists who were on a cruise ship docked in the harbor. I read the cruise ship’s official language is German too, so it’s probably a good thing we didn’t try to stow away on it.

I also went to dinner at Panera Bread with Virginia and Stella. The butternut squash soup and half Greek salad were pretty good and we had fun just hanging out and enjoying the beautiful weather before the cold snap. Stella is walking around now and looks so grown- I swear she grows between visits and I see her once a week these days.

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Friday: Happy Halloween! We handed out 116 Twix bars and packs of fruit snacks to kids in the neighborhood and ran out of candy pretty early, so we walked over to our friends Liz and Dave’s house to help them hand out candy and hang out.

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Our neighborhood goes all out every year, and this year was no exception- we even had a food truck, and one of our neighbors showed horror movies on a projection screen in their driveway. It was fun walking around seeing the decorations.

Saturday: James Island Connector Run 5K! I finished in 23:36 and beat my Isle of Palms Connector 5K time by 2 seconds on a harder course with much worse conditions.

My time wasn’t anything to write home about, but I’m proud of my race because it was pretty brutal out there. A bunch of us ran in a pack but even the tall guys couldn’t block the wind. I’ll write a full race recap with more pictures later this week.

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I also ran a mile before the race and 3.1 miles back to the start/finish line in Cannon Park. Since I only raced the 5K, I ran back with some friends from the MooreOnRunning training group. So, 7 miles total including a 5K race.

Sunday: I got up early to meet Virginia for 12 miles. We ran 4 miles before OnShore Run Club and then 8 miles with the group. We didn’t run too hard because both of us raced the day before, and I do tempo runs on Monday. The weather was chilly but *much* nicer than Saturday’s race weather- no rain and not much wind.

We made signs for the OnShore Run Clubbers and Charleston area runners who did the NYC Marathon and texted them good luck pictures and wishes.

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After our group run, we went to Moe’s Crosstown Tavern for brunch, where we watched Marathon Coverage on ESPN2 and tracked our friends on our phones/laptops. Everyone we tracked who started the marathon finished it.

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That’s it for now- I hope everyone has a great week and stays warm!

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16 Responses to Weekly Workout Recap: Oct 27- Nov 2

  1. Hollie says:

    It sounds like you have really been enjoying your workouts. It was so cold this weekend. I’m glad the weather is getting warmer myself.

  2. amyzader2013 says:

    I love that yelp treats it’s reviewers well. I sadly use it more to find places than review them, but I know if I did more reviews, I could get into their secret club. After seeing your dinner (the dessert!) I am tempted…great week of workouts and I too was glued to tracking runners I knew yesterday!

  3. nevie b. says:

    So fun! I love that your whole group went to watch the marathon on TV. I definitely didn’t have anyone living close enough to me as excited about it as I was to join me in viewing. So jealous of your solid week with high mileage and Body Pump. That wind had every runner on the east coast mad this weekend!

  4. Victoria says:

    I’m jealous of all the candy you handed out. Our bowl of candy is now sitting at my boyfriend’s office for coworkers to eat since we did not get ONE trick or treater.

  5. Pam says:

    Wow, I am jealous you got to enjoy so many cute kids on Halloween.W e don’t get any trick or treat kids in our neighborhood, but we did attend a Halloween party that was alot of fun. You are doing well on your running and I bet you have another 5k victory, or AG prize. Look forward to the recap later this week!

  6. harveylisam says:

    Mmmm, fruit snacks. I miss having trick or treaters! It’s not much of a thing here in Australia.

  7. Love that you had fruit snacks in addition to candy… and minion fruit snacks too.

  8. allieksmith says:

    Whew, what a week! It sounds like it was fun and busy! That’s always good:). Stella is soo cute! How neat that you got to be spoiled at Longhorn, too! Jimmy and I have one right down the road from us, but I’ve never been there. I would definitely order the salmon, too!

  9. What a packed week! Mad props on Bodypump, cause that class is hard! I’m drooling at all of your food – looks so good! I love that you had a viewing party for the marathon – sounds like a lot of fun:)

  10. Great idea re: giving out the fruit snacks! Sounds like you had a successful week!:)

  11. Sarah says:

    As I always say but will keep continuing to say, love your workout recaps! I’m super jealous about how involved your neighborhood is with Halloween! We don’t even get any kiddos anymore because we live in the middle of nowhere and most of the kids on the street are grown up. #bummer. Stella is precious and they really do grow on the daily at that age it’s crazy!!!!! Yes staying warm is key, the temperatures dropped here in NH last weekend but are up again for the time being which is nice!

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