Another week of training is done!
I don’t have any races coming up, so my short-term goal is to benefit from training in the heat and humidity. We had a few slightly cooler mornings so it wasn’t so bad this week. I don’t like to post paces for each run, so you’ll just have to believe me when I say I could tell a difference on the cooler mornings.
I hope to increase my long runs again. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve run more than 10 miles in a single run. Clay and I have gone out of town for the past few Saturdays, but we’ll be in town for at least the next 3 weekends. Also, my iPod died and it’s hard for me to do longer mileage alone without music.
This week, I ran 40.5 miles. I also did a BodyPump class, a sunrise yoga class, and the 30 Day Squat Circuit Challenge.
Monday: 60 minutes BodyPump + 5 miles
Tuesday: 7 miles easy
Wednesday: Sunrise yoga + 5.2 miles (speedwork)
Thursday: 7.2 miles
Friday: No workout
Saturday: 6.2 miles
Sunday: 10 miles (2 miles + 8 mile OnShore Racing Group Run)
Nothing much out of the ordinary this week. I went back to BodyPump on Monday, and unfortunately, the nice instructor was out. I’d already driven to the gym and didn’t have running gear, so I begrudgingly stayed for BodyPump. At least I was not as sore after BodyPump this week.
On Wednesday, I hit the Summerville High School track and we did a different workout. We ran 1 mile to warm up, then 4×300 repeats with 100 meters at a slightly easier pace between each 300. We did that 3 times, then ran a cooldown mile. It’s hard to wrap your head around unless you’re running it on a track, but we logged a little over 5 miles.
We had a good crowd for speedwork. Lots of us are surprising ourselves by running faster than we thought we could or completing workouts we weren’t sure about a few days before.
After speedwork, Virginia, Kendall, and I headed to Icehouse Summerville for recovery beverages and apps. It was delicious and I would recommend it for good eats in Summerville.
On Saturday, Clay and I headed to Hartsville for a funeral, so I squeezed in a quick 10K on the West Ashley Greenway before we left. It felt a little cooler at 6 AM. After the funeral, we went out to dinner at Sophia’s Pizza in Hartsville and just spent the day with the family.
I logged 10 miles on Sunday, where we also had a big crowd and cooler temperatures. It’s sad when 82 degrees for a long run feels like a cold front. A lot of people were out and about downtown, and we had some newcomers. Plus we had water, gatorade, beer, and freeze pops after the run again. Big shoutout to the OnShore Racing team for providing refreshments.
I hope everyone has a great week!