I’m not actively training for a goal race right now, but the Cooper River Bridge Run was Saturday, so I decided to title this week’s training log appropriately. I’ll write a full recap of the Bridge Run later this week.
This week, I ran 34.5 miles. I also did a BodyPump class and two yoga classes.
Tuesday: 9 miles easy, including a not-so-easy run of the Cooper River Bridge. Hello headwind!
Wednesday: Yoga + 5 miles. 3 miles easy, 4 x .25 intervals, 1 mile easy.
Thursday: 4 miles easy + YOGAPOP.
Friday: No workout.
Saturday: Cooper River Bridge Run! 2 mile warmup, 6.2 miles in 45:48 (new PR). I walked around the finish area and downtown to cool down, so no “official” cool down run.
Sunday: 8 miles easy/recovery with the Church of OnShore Sunday run group.
I had a great week of training, and my pain-in-the-butt TFL (tensor fascia latae) and pirformis faired much better this week. Along with my PT exercises each day, I got a sports massage.
Thursday evening, I went to YOGAPOP with a fellow Charleston Girls Run This Town run clubber, Stacy (As a Yelp Elite, I received two complimentary tickets). Hundreds of people attended YOGAPOP, which featured yoga, vendors, food, drinks, and live music at the Charleston Visitor’s Center. I didn’t know Stacy too well until Thursday but we had a great time at YOGAPOP and are looking forward to running together sometime. It was only her third time doing yoga, but she did great!
I ran 4 miles before YOGAPOP, which was outdoors, so I was freezing (from sweating a little on the run) and did yoga in my hoodie. I found this pic online of my hoodie-d yoga practice. Even if my TFL and piriformis are a pain in the butt, at least my running shorts make my butt look nice?
Saturday was the Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston’s largest running event and one of the biggest 10Ks in the United States. A lot of locals opt not to participate, since the bridge’s pedestrian lane is open all the time and the registration prices are expensive, but if you’re in South Carolina, the Bridge Run is worth experiencing at least once.
It was my first Bridge Run, and my race was a 20 second PR. When you see a 10K finish time starting with a 45, you realize that final soul-crushing, pain train bridge repeat last Tuesday at practice was well worth it.
On Sunday, I woke up feeling my race, but I headed out to run an easy 8 miler with the OnShore Racing Sunday run group. I took my ipod because I knew I’d get dropped like it’s hot with my post-race recovery pace, but I ended up running a lot with Amy C. then finished out the 8 miler with Pat (all of us ran the Bridge Run). We had a nice conversation and a good recovery pace.
I met Maria (Lil Mys Ninja), who also ran the Bridge Run, for lunch at Sunflower Cafe. We enjoyed some tasty pancakes and omelets while discussing all things running related. Maria completed her first marathon a few weeks ago, ran the Palmetto 200 relay last weekend, and came close to setting a PR in the bridge run- so she’s had a pretty exciting past few weeks.
I love that this little running blog has allowed me to make new friends from all over South Carolina, the United States, and even the world.