I ate a lot of “good for the soul, bad for the running” food in Myrtle Beach last weekend, and it took a few days to leave my system, so Monday’s run was pretty rough. I run 6 days a week, so I figure each week has at least one tough run. It’s nice to get it out of the way early.
On Tuesday, I ran 8 x 400m at the Citadel track. It’s not a fast track and no one wanted to do much speedwork, so I cut down the number of reps but ran faster.
Wednesday is my usual track day, but the middle school football team has taken over the Summerville High School track, so a bunch of us gathered to run hill repeats in a local neighborhood. It’s surprising to find hills in Summerville, but they are around. Only a Lowcountry runner would consider them hills, but it was a nice change from flat ground and the evil oval.
No one went out for recovery beverages after the hill workout, so I dropped by Publix to pick up some Ben and Jerry’s since it’s on sale this week. I treat myself to a serving of B&J most evenings after dinner, and my favorite flavors are Milk and Cookies and The Tonight Dough.
My name is Amy Lauren, and I hoard pints of Ben and Jerry’s.
On Saturday, I ran the Carolina Children’s Charity 5K. I ran a 22:21, which is on the slower end for my 5Ks, but I’m at peace with that. Between humidity, high mileage (45 mpw for the past 3 weeks!), and a hill in the final mile, I knew it wouldn’t be a PR or ER day. I stuck it out and was 2nd place female overall.
The Carolina Children’s Charity 5K was a small race with lots of vendors, food, and jump castles. This is the only race I’ve seen in Hanahan, which is near North Charleston. Running somewhere new to me was fun.
Sunday, I ran a little over 12 miles with OnShore Racing. This was my last long run before the half marathon. I arrived early and ran 3, ran the 8 mile route with Melissa and Mariana, and we all ran an extra mile so Melissa could hit 9. She’s training for the Sweet Tea Half Marathon in November.
We had a great run, but 100% humidity is no joke. I’m glad my long runs are done and I’m now hoping for lower humidity and temperatures for the Historic Georgetown Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon. I skipped brunch to buy groceries and drink a peanut butter and banana protein shake and work on some projects at home.
I hope everyone has a great week!