Happy Monday and I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine seemed so short compared to the long Labor Day weekend…
I am running the Georgetown Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon in October, so I’m hoping to run at least one bridge workout each week to get ready for it. We don’t have hills in Charleston so we improvise with bridge repeats and parking garage runs.
Football and pumpkin spice are finally here, and Fall temperatures are on the way. Despite the heat, I had a solid week of workouts.
Monday: 8 miles (Cooper River Bridge)
Tuesday: 6.35 miles + strength training
Wednesday: Sunrise Yoga + 5 miles speedwork
Thursday: 5.7 miles + strength training
Friday: No workout.
Saturday: 7.1 miles (Bohicket Marina 5K + 4 miles warmup/cooldown)
Sunday: 11.2 mile long run
Total: 43.35 miles, 1 yoga class, 2 strength training workouts
Since I was off work, 6 AM BodyPump was cancelled due to Labor Day, and I’m training for a bridge half marathon, I couldn’t resist running the Cooper River Bridge on Monday.
With the holiday, I never made it to BodyPump this week. I intended to go on Tuesday, but it was the instructor with the bad attitude so I lifted on my own instead. I’m *really* hoping to get back to Pump next week.
On Wednesday, we hit the track and found out that middle school football has taken it over for the rest of the Fall! Summerville Tri Club and OnShore Racing have permission from the SHS athletic department to use the track on Wednesday nights. But… middle school football is not on SHS’s radar so they didn’t tell us, so we will most likely move our workouts to start at 6 and cool down on the roads.
Instead, we ran 8 X .4 mile intervals on Greenwave Blvd. It probably wasn’t a bad idea to run intervals on the road because the road has a slight incline. None of us race on the track and most of us race on roads in Summerville (which may or may not have slight inclines), so it was good race specific training.
We hit Montreux afterwards for recovery beverages. I had the Dragonberry drink and fish tacos which were excellent and cheap. Drink prices in Summerville are so much cheaper than Downtown Charleston…
On Thursday, I ran the West Ashley Greenway solo for 4 miles, then joined the MooreOnRunning group for a Krispy Kreme Run. We had runners, walkers, kids on bikes, skateboarding kids, and families, and it was the most fun run of my week.
Our Krispy Kreme Run was in memory of Peyton Moore, which is Noah Moore’s son who passed away in the summer of 2013. Peyton would have turned 12 on Thursday, and Krispy Kreme was his favorite donut shop. Peyton, Noah, and Jen ran a Krispy Kreme 5K together where they ate a dozen donuts.
We ran 1.7 miles on the Greenway to Krispy Kreme, ate donuts, and came back. Most of us walked back because our tummies were full of donuts (I had a chocolate sprinkles donut and it was so good!). I’m glad Peyton liked Krispy Kreme because Dunkin is a 2.5 mile run each way, and no one wants to do that in 90 degree weather.
Thanks to Noah for taking the selfie of us on the Greenway and pictures on the run!
Saturday, I ran the Bohicket Marina 5K. It was a little cooler and overcast, so not bad conditions for a race. I ran a 22:17 and placed first female overall. The 5K only had 50 runners, so it was tough to run fast. I had a great time hanging out with Reyna and Erica afterwards too- the race had a fun after party with lots of snacks and free beer, so we hung out a long time. Bohicket Marina is a beautiful place.
On Sunday, I did my weekly long run with OnShore along with some solo miles. The temperature was a lot cooler, so I saw some mile splits I hadn’t seen in awhile. I skipped the post-run brunch and got a massage and also scheduled a massage for after my half marathon in a few weeks .
I hope everyone has a great week and the temperatures cool down for good soon!