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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!