Weekly Rundown: August 31-September 6 Training Log

I hope everyone’s having a great Labor Day. I will work out, pick up lunch for myself and Clay, and enjoy the day off “manual labor”. I am a technical writer, so I write troubleshooting and instruction manuals for my big-girl job, hence the term “manual labor”.

In fun news, college football started and has consumed most of our weekend.

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I’ll definitely get a workout in today because I don’t like to miss Monday- especially since I’m off work. I have a race on Saturday but I haven’t decided on any goals for it, or if I’ll take it easier this week or keep training hard. I have quite a few races this month and it’s still pretty warm here, so I’ll wait to see the weather forecast.

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Monday: 6.25 miles

Tuesday: 8 miles (Progressive Run)

Wednesday: Sunrise yoga + 5.1 miles speedwork

Thursday: 5.35 miles + strength training (full body) at Planet Fitness

Friday: No workout

Saturday: 12.1 miles (Cooper River Bridge x 2)

Sunday: 9.3 miles

Total: 46 miles, 1 yoga class, 1 strength training session


Our week started off pretty crazy on Monday with flooding. I woke up at 5 AM to go to BodyPump and with the monsoon outside, I decided to just go back to bed. Clay left for work at 6:20 and it took him an hour to get to Mt. Pleasant when it usually only takes 30 minutes.

I hate missing BodyPump (I love the class and the lady who teaches on Monday), but it was the safest call with the weather. Our neighborhood was not flooded, but roads less than a mile away were closed completely to traffic until Thursday. Some people in the neighborhood we lived in when we moved here couldn’t leave their homes due to flooding and living at the end of cul-de-sacs. I ran close to home evening and didn’t encounter any flooding.

On Wednesday, I hit the Evil Oval (track) for three sets of 4 x 400m. We took a 60 second break after each 400 and a 3 minute break after each set. It was a total of just over 5 miles, and I managed to run all but one (the first one) under 5K pace. The slight breeze on the track was nice!

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After track, we went to Icehouse for recovery beverages and hanging out. They have a nice patio for smelly runners and the service is always good. I didn’t give in to beer pressure which is good because our workouts are on Wednesday and my paycheck doesn’t hit my bank account until Thursday. By then I’m sober and sore enough to know better.

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On Saturday I ran the Cooper River Bridge with the TrySports Run Club, then ran it again on my own for a total of just over 12 miles. I’ve been meaning to do double Cooper River Bridge long runs, and having people to run it with the first time was a big motivator.

Sunday, I ran with the OnShore Racing Sunday Run group. I ran 9.3 miles total and enjoyed freeze pops. Speaking of OnShore Racing, check out this fun article about local running clubs that features the group. I promise it’s not just a drinking club- most of us are serious about running!

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On Sunday, I ran a little faster than I’d hoped. I know everyone seems to think faster = better, but when you’re training, you hate to run so fast one day that you’re super sore or tired the next day, or can’t perform workouts well. I’ve worked hard to slow down some runs, and it’s made a big difference in how I feel and in staying injury-free. I guess slow really is the new fast!

Happy Labor Day and happy running!

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13 Responses to Weekly Rundown: August 31-September 6 Training Log

  1. Happy Labor Day! Another solid week! Great job on the 400s last week and way to resist the beer pressure!!! (I was thisclose to thinking I could sign up for triathlons, lol!)
    I have no doubts you will run well this weekend especially if the humidity stays down and the rain cools things down a bit.
    🙂
    Oh and I loved the article about onshore!!! And yes it is a group of great runners who are pretty serious about the sport ( ie not ALWAYS drinking) but it quite hilarious that It’s the only group that showed a pic of runners drinking while all the other pics are if runners running!!!!!!

    • Amy Lauren says:

      The picture is actually at an Onshore event- supposedly the author was at the beer mile spectating and people got a hint that he was writing an article. The Eagle Endurance picture is also at one of their races, and Brian Fancher took the picture, but they just pulled it off the website (also, Eagle Endurance is not a running club- it is one guy who directs races).

      So far Saturday looks good. Looks like 70 for a low which is at least 5 degrees cooler than almost every other morning.

  2. Gracie says:

    Our running group is kind of a drinking group, too,

  3. You made me chuckle at your manual labor joke!! LOL. It looks and sounds like you had a great week of training! Also, sunrise yoga sounds so nice! When I went on vacation in NC, I saw a sign for sunrise yoga on the beach but I never went. I kinda regret it, but kinda not haha. Sometimes you just need to sleep in!

  4. Great job this week! I know what you mean about running a run faster than you intended and feeling like it’s a bad thing. It’s especially tough when you are running high mileage, like you are. You don’t want to be so sore that the next day is impossible or enjoyable. It’s a struggle! You are doing great!

  5. thisrunnersrecipes says:

    Great job on another strong week of running! Your joke about manual labor cracked me up. I know that feeling of going too fast on a run – it pretty much means that next run is going to be a sufferfest and when you run high mileage, there’s no easy way around that.

  6. Farrah says:

    Great job on your running this week! :D! Sunrise yoga sounds like something I’d actually happily get up for!

    “Beer pressure” made me snicker. 😛

  7. Jennifer says:

    Another good week of running! Funny…manual labor 😉

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