Happy Monday! We’re another week closer to Fall, football season, and cooler temperatures.
I decided to cut my mileage back a little this week. With workouts and the Race the Landing 5K, I felt a little run down. Running a 50 mile week looks fun on paper (or online training logs), but I recover better and feel stronger running a little less. Besides, I don’t have anything longer than a half marathon on the calendar this year.
I got invited to Myrtle Beach to run the Battle of the Border, so I shifted some runs around. Border Battle was worth the trip and I will recap it later this week.
|Monday||30 min. strength + 8.2 miles (Bridge and 12 x 100m)|
|Wednesday||6.3 miles (5 x 1000m)|
|Friday||60 min. yoga|
|Saturday||6.5 miles including Battle of the Border|
Monday and Tuesday were nice runs. We had slightly cooler temperatures, overcast skies, and even a few raindrops that made them pleasant. I ran the bridge with Steve and did some 100m surges, both on the flat roads and on the uphills of the bridge.
Wednesday’s weather was crazy. The tri-county area was under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6 PM, which is when our track workout starts. I headed off to track to run and drove through a pretty rough patch of rain. I figured this would either be the worst workout weather of the summer (and doom me to the treadmill) or the best- because the storm would cool things down.
Tammie, Theresa, Erin, Heather, Melissa, and Jason showed up at track, and we all decided to start our workout a little early and do as much as we could, knowing that if the weather got severe we could stop. We heard thunder and saw some lightening in the distance, and it drizzled rain, but we got our workout in.
The cooler temperatures helped me nail my paces on the 1000m repeats and gave me a bit of confidence in my training plan.
On the other hand, my run on Thursday was 90 degrees, sunny, and miserable! I had to stop to walk twice and was disappointed when I saw that the “feels like” temperature was under 100. I drank so many tervis tumblers full of water on Thursday- I could never get hydrated.
On Friday, I took off work and went to yoga then headed to Myrtle Beach, where I ran the Battle of the Border trail run Saturday morning. It’s a competition between the Grand Strand Running Club (SC) and Wilmington Road Runners (NC). The race course’s address is in NC, but the farm and trail itself spans both states.
Grand Strand Running Club has the highest turnout ever- 170 runners. I reconnected with some old friends and met lots of new ones.
On Sunday, I did a long run, logging 3 miles with Emily at 8 AM before meeting up with the rest of the OnShore Recreation group for the 8 mile route. The long runs in the heat are tough, but I’m glad to have people to share them with and Mike’s Hard Lemonade and popsicles for post-run recovery.
I hope everyone has a great week!