Happy Monday, everyone! Tuesday’s ION Firecracker 5K race nightmare and Wednesday’s strength training that left my legs sore until Sunday made me change up the schedule a bit.
After the race, I skipped my workouts from the training plan. I needed to recover from the race (even if it was a bad race), and skipping a speed workout is not the end of the world. Fortunately, this was my choice and not because injuries or illnesses forced me to skip the workout. Today starts a new week, and I’m confident it will be a better one.
Fall victories aren’t sweet, they’re sweaty. Besides, complaining about the heat and humidity doesn’t make them go away or make the runs any easier. We will reap the benefits of our training in October.
|Tuesday||7.3 miles including Ion Firecracker 5K (22:26)|
|Wednesday||30 min. strength + 6.4 miles|
|Friday||60 min. yoga|
Summer officially arrived on Wednesday, our first run in temperatures that felt like 100+ degrees. At track, I was hoping to run my second workout of the week, but instead ran steady state miles on the track while cheering for my friends who did their workouts.
After track, I picked up some cupcakes from Trolly Dolly Treats, a mobile bakery based out of Summerville. I won the cupcakes in a Facebook giveaway for sharing the page’s posts. You can find Trolly Dolly Treats at the local farmer’s markets, so if you’re in Charleston, check them out.
The cupcakes were delicious- Clay and I had two and sent the rest to his workplace so he and his coworkers could enjoy them.
On Thursday, I woke up with serious DOMS from Wednesday’s strength workout. I did lots of lunges and single-leg deadlifts. I ran the bridge that evening, and even though I finished near a track, I skipped the 12 x 100m workout because of the DOMS. It was 90 degrees but felt like 108 and I just wanted to drink tons of water and Nuun.
Work was crazy on Friday, and I spent the entire morning and early afternoon dealing with client issues. Thankfully, our clients are happy and I made it to yoga. I needed yoga for the stress of work and because my legs were still sore.
On Saturday, I ran 11 miles with Emily around Mt. Pleasant and over the bridge. We took it easy and even stopped to check out some new home construction on the route. I’m a real estate nerd and love keeping up with it. Charleston’s definitely a seller’s market, and homes don’t stay on it long. I’m glad we own a home because in the four years since we bought, prices have skyrocketed.
Sunday’s run was the best weather of the week. 81 degrees and only 84% humidity. We even had a little breeze. I ran 8 miles with the crew, then we shared popsicles and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. It’s five o’clock somewhere, and it’s always five o’clock after a Sunday morning group run.
I hope everyone has a good week!