Happy June and Happy Monday, everyone!
Last June was a goose-egg zero running month for me thanks to a cuboid stress reaction, so it was humbling to run more miles on June 1 than I did in June 2014. I also ran two 5K races this week- Race the Landing #3 and Floppin’ Flounder.
This week, I ran 41 miles. I also did a spin class and a sunrise yoga class.
Monday: 7 miles + 60 minutes spin
Tuesday: 5.1 miles
Wednesday: Sunrise yoga + 5 mile track workout
Thursday: 6.5 miles including Race the Landing 5K #3 (22:27)
Friday: No workout
Saturday: 7.1 miles including the Floppin Flounder 5K (22:33)
Sunday: 10.5 mile long run
On Wednesday, I hit the track in Summerville. We ran a 1 mile warmup, 1600m, 2X800m, and 4X400 m workout, followed by a 1 mile cooldown. It rained a lot and cooled things down at the track so the workout wasn’t so bad. We have a lot of fun at the track each week, and the workouts are already improving our 5K times.
Thursday brought us another Race the Landing 5K, and the theme was Oktoberfest this week. Many of us wore red shirts in memory of Peyton Moore, who passed away two years ago on the date. Brian Fancher, the official race photographer, got an excellent picture of everyone.
Despite not having a rest day in a week and doing a track workout the night before, I beat my previous Race the Landing times this summer (I took the next day off).
Saturday, I ran the Floppin Flounder 5K on Sullivan’s Island. The race is on the roads, not the beach, and it was hot! It wasn’t my best paced race ever, but I had fun hanging out with everyone. The Charleston Running Club did a pretty good job hosting the race, which drew over 450 runners and walkers. I ran into Christine (Into the Glimmer) at the race so it was fun catching up.
On Sunday, I ran 10.5 miles with OnShore Racing, our Sunday morning long run group (I jokingly call it the “Church of Onshore”). It was the first hot long run of the summer for me, 81 degrees and 74% humidity- Luckily we have multiple water fountains on the route. I treated myself to a post-run slushee and a protein shake when I got home. Does anyone else have trouble eating after a hot run? I know I do sometimes.
I spent Sunday afternoon relaxing and running errands (grocery shopping) with Clay, and we watched a lot of TV. Next week brings Race the Landing #4, but first… some much needed recovery!