It’s officially hot in
South Sauna Carolina, with heat indexes over 100 for the first time all summer.
On Thursday, I sold out to the hype and joined Planet Fitness– because running outside in triple digit temperatures is not always the best idea. I’m now paying $10 a month to guarantee I get my workouts in regardless of summer weather and heat indexes. Throw in pizza night, a bagel, and a few showers, and I might feel like I’m ripping them off…
This week, I ran 36 miles. I also did a sunrise yoga class and a BodyPump class.
Monday: 7 miles
Tuesday: 5.1 miles + Dirty Dozen Core Workout
Wednesday: BodyPump + Sunrise Yoga
Thursday: 7.1 miles, including Race the Landing #4 (23:11)
Friday: No workout.
Saturday: 7.1 miles, including Run the Runway 5K (22:43)
Sunday: 10 miles
With the heat, I only managed to run 5 times this week, but I got some cross training in with the Oiselle Dirty Dozen core workout, BodyPump, and my usual yoga class.
I ran early to beat the heat on Monday and Tuesday, then skipped Wednesday night speedwork for BodyPump. This probably wasn’t a smart idea with Race the Landing on Thursday, but BodyPump is only offered certain afternoons at my gym.
On Thursday, I went to Race the Landing, and I was pretty sore from BodyPump. It was 24 hours after the class, so the DOMS hit pretty bad. It was my slowest road 5K all year, but I went into the race planning to use it as a workout so I was fine with the slower time. The course is the same for each race in the 5-race series, so now we’re all at the point of knowing just how curvy that last mile is and ready to get to the food and drinks.
The next Race the Landing isn’t until July, and I’m glad we get a few weeks off.
Speaking of being OFF, I hadn’t taken a day off for myself in ages, so I took Friday off from my big-girl job and from workouts. First, I slept until 9:30, which is probably the latest I’ve slept since college, but my body obviously needed the rest. I spent the rest of my day eating lunch with Clay at The Americano in Mt. Pleasant, laying by the pool, and drinking a Melvin’s Oreo milkshake.
It was pretty much the best vacation day ever.
Saturday, I ran the Run the Runway 5K at Joint Base Charleston. My friend Cindy talked me into it earlier in the week since it’s the only opportunity all year for the public to run on the runway.
I got lost in North Charleston on the way to the base, showed my ID 527923 times to get on base (and the guys still didn’t believe I’m 29!), and our warmup run was interrupted by the military police. My pace wasn’t too bad considering the heat, and everyone hung out and went into the C-17 and took pictures after the race.
I went to the Foot Store North anniversary celebration and group run after the race, where I won a hoodie for testing Zoot shoes. I bought the Zoot Solanas a few months ago and have been wearing them on my longer runs (and liking them). Coming home with a hoody when it felt like 99 degrees outside was ironic, but the house was chilly Saturday night so I rocked out the hoodie in front of the TV.
On Sunday, I ran 10 miles with OnShore Racing and we had a pretty big crowd. Between the heat (84 degrees at the beginning of my run) and Saturday’s Run the Runway 5K, the struggle shuffle was real. Fortunately we have multiple water stops on the route, but sometimes you question yourself and just need a WTF stop (with WTF standing for Where’s The Finish?, of course). I took a couple WTF stops today, but I got through the 10 miles, so it’s all good.
This week, I don’t have any planned 5K races, so unless I get talked into one (ha!), I’ll just log training miles, probably a nice mix of outside and treadmill. Hope everyone has a great week!