Not a lot to say this week. I completed the run club 50 mile week challenge (my highest weekly mileage ever) on Monday, but my runs weren’t too exciting.
I haven’t raced since the Cooper River Bridge Run four weeks ago. This is like a personal record of non-racing (when uninjured) for me, and I feel really stale. It’s been a dry month for races in Charleston and I don’t feel like travelling. I’m saving money for future races, although I threw down some cash this week on running accessories like Yoga Toes toe stretchers. This sport’s far from cheap and easy.
This week, I ran 40 miles. I also did a strength training workout and a sunrise yoga class.
Monday: 7.15 miles easy (last day of the challenge)
Tuesday: Strength training- upper body
Wednesday: Sunrise yoga + 5.75 miles (speedwork)
Thursday: 6.4 miles (easy + fast finish)
Friday: 5.1 miles easy
Saturday: 6.4 miles *very* easy (Cooper River Bridge with Virginia and Stella)
Sunday: 10 miles with OnShore Racing. 1 mile warmup, 8 miles hard, 1 mile cooldown.
I met the Summerville Tri Club for speedwork again Wednesday night. Our workout was 400, 600, 800, 1200, 800, 600, 400. My legs felt stale from sitting all day and it was hot, but we got it done and headed to Montreux for recovery beverages. I like the track workouts and love this Berry drink at Montreux.
On Saturday, Virginia and I ran the Cooper River Bridge at a really easy pace, stopping to take pictures (of ourselves and others) and walk breaks and other fun stuff.
Then, we took Stella to see the Budweiser Clydesdale horses at Patriot’s Point. The horses have travelled all over Charleston in the past few days- from North Charleston to Mt. Pleasant to Daniel Island. We got to see them washing and feeding the horses too- it was really exciting and Stella had a great time. The Clydesdales are huge- and beautiful!
We had a massage amount of people at the OnShore Racing group run on Sunday, including a lot of first timers, but that made for a lot of pace groups and fun. I ran my usual 10 miles- 1 mile warmup, 8 miles “hard” (effort based, but I try to do as many miles as possible at half marathon pace), 1 mile cooldown.
Over 40 people came to group run, and I’m not sure how many people went to brunch at Moe’s because I headed off to get a sports massage. Then, I spent the afternoon catching up on laundry and laying by the pool. It was basically the ideal relaxing Sunday before the work week, May Day Half Marathon, and 100:Head/Heart/Feet movie.
Hope everyone has a great week!