The second week of March went much better than the first.
My week was off to a slower than usual start due to being so sick last weekend, but I felt good enough to run 6 days this week and did some cross training on top of it.
I ran the Peyton’s Wild and Wacky 5K on Saturday. After missing last Saturday’s race, my only real goal for Peyton’s was to make it to the start and finish injury-free, as it was a very mud, technical trail run. A few people sprained ankles on the trail, and the “mud monster” ate the winner’s shoe.
My legs and shoes were covered in mud, but I was happy to finish intact and healthy. I will write more about Peyton’s 5K run later in the week.
|Monday||5.2 miles easy|
|Tuesday||5.4 miles, including 4 x 800m|
|Wednesday||BodyPump + 8.7 miles easy/bridge|
|Thursday||4.1 miles easy|
|Friday||20 minutes yoga for runners|
|Saturday||7.2 miles including Peyton’s Wild and Wacky 5K (24:30)|
|Total||40.6 miles, 60 minutes BodyPump 20 minutes yoga|
Confession: I missed a Monday workout.
After being sick all last weekend, which included missing a planned race and long run, the decision to skip Monday BodyPump was a no-brainer. A cross training workout, or 3 hours of extra sleep? I happily rolled over and slept until 8 AM, knowing I could attend another BodyPump class later in the week.
Besides, a two-a-day after three days completely off probably isn’t a smart idea.
On Wednesday, Summerville had a track meet so our usual run group headed to the Cooper River Bridge. A few of us are running the bridge run in a few weeks and wanted some practice, plus it was fun running somewhere different for a change. We took a picture before the run, but a lot of people didn’t make the pic. We got the bridge in the background, too.
Everyone went out to Taco Boy after our run! The service was a bit slow but the tacos were good, and everyone had fun just hanging out and socializing. Taco Boy is a fun place in downtown Charleston, and they have a big parking lot which was great for our crowd.
I ran an easy 4.1 miles at the 105.5 The Bridge Brew Run on Thursday. This week’s Brew Run was from Triangle Char-N-Bar in West Ashley. The runs do door prizes and giveaways, and since we didn’t have a huge crowd, most everyone who came won something. I scored a free pair of socks, and when you’re a runner, you always need more socks.
It’s also been pretty hot here lately with highs in the low 80s this week. It’s amazing how much you can sweat on a short, easy run!
Saturday was the Peyton 5K, followed by a Summerville Running/Tri party at Kendall’s house. Kendall held a party to celebrate the end of the Y in Training spring running program and to kick off tri training season. The party was big with lots of delicious food like pizza and cupcakes. We had a lot to celebrate- from first-time 5Kers to BQers and birthdays.
For a small town, we have a great group of athletes.
This week, I have a lot going on with work (meetings!), but plan to do a few speed and hill workouts, then jump into a 5K road race on Saturday for one last tune-up before the bridge run.
We also have family visiting, and I’m visiting family, so it will be a packed week. I’m glad to be over the stomach ickiness so I can enjoy it!