Happy Monday everyone! Training had its ups and downs last week.
The highlight of my week was Thursday night’s Race the Landing 5K. I volunteered at the race since I ran a 5K race the night before. Thursday was a gorgeous night for running with no humidity, and my friend Shawanna visited from Columbia to set a new course record of 18:19.
We are all so proud of her and excited to see her win the race for the ladies and break the course record. I have fast friends!
Volunteering was tougher this week. Several volunteers were on vacation and we were short a few people, but Melissa’s kids and a few other kids saved the day. Our road races and future are in great hands with the kids who volunteer at Charles Towne Landing. They did an awesome job handing out water and medals.
|Monday||30 min. strength + 8 miles (treadmill intervals)|
|Wednesday||30 min strength + 7.2 miles including The Big Run 5K (22:28)|
|Sunday||8 miles + 60 min. yoga|
We had some crazy thunderstorms on Monday that kept me inside again. I planned to run the bridge with some friends, but after hearing a loud boom of thunder on my drive downtown, I changed lanes and went to Planet Fitness. It was pizza night at Planet, so I chowed down on two slices of Papa John’s after my 8 miler. The pizza has been upgraded from Domino’s to Papa John’s.
Tuesday’s run was an uneventful Trash Truck Tuesday on the bike path, although too fast for the day before a race. Thursday’s run was basically the same usual route as Tuesday’s but an easier, slower pace. I need to start earlier so that my runs don’t turn into progression runs.
I ran the Big Run 5K race on Wednesday, and while I’m not where I want to be, at least I’m healthy and can keep working toward my goals. I’ll blog more about The Big Run later this week, but I was very disappointed with my performance. Summer is the perfect season to try new things, so I plan to do that over the next few (okay, 11) weeks.
By the end of the week, the weather was gorgeous- for June in Charleston. The temperatures were warm, but the humidity was lower- so it felt quite mild compared to the scorching hot and humid days we usually have this time of year. I did a long run on Saturday over the bridge and back, then a nice easy effort on Sunday downtown. I met up with the OnShore Recreation group but most people weren’t running 8 miles today, so I ran the last 6 solo.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!