Weekly workouts: Myrtle Beach Mini + Kiawah Marathon Training Week 9 (10/5-10/11)

Last week was my last real training week before Myrtle Beach. This week, I'm really winding down and eliminated all strength, even yoga. I just do a few yoga stretches every day to stay loose. My legs have had a lot of wear and tear recently and taking it easy has been really helpful in making them feel refreshed. 

weekly-workouts

Workout summary:

  • Monday: Strength/conditioning at Journey
  • Tuesday:  Easy stroller run - 3.04 miles (9:40 pace) 
  • Wednesday: Track workout 6 miles - 3x1 mile repeats with 800 recoveries, 1x800 plus warmup and cooldown
  • Thursday: OFF 
  • Friday: Easy run - 7.01 miles (8:50 pace)
  • Saturday:  Long run - 10.27 miles (9:09 pace)
  • Sunday: OFF

Total miles:  Run -  26.32 miles / Total runs: 4 / Total core workouts: 0 / Total strength/conditioning workouts: 1 / Total crosstraining: 0


Last Monday was my last strength workout before the race. I would have done barre and yoga over the weekend, but we were out of town visiting friends in Charlotte. So I went on a brewery crawl and drank a lot of beer instead. An even tradeoff, right? Ahem. So anyway, as usual, I went to Journey for my strength workout. I wasn't feeling great, so I ended up having to take it easy for that workout. The next day, I woke up with some congestion and a headache, almost feeling like the beginnings of a cold (which thankfully, didn't really progress too much further), so that explains why I felt so icky on Monday. 

 The running trails looked much better this week than last week - Flooding is gone

The running trails looked much better this week than last week - Flooding is gone

 I Love having all of these running paths nearby! Now if we could just get ourselves a greenway here in Mount pleasant, we'd be set!

I Love having all of these running paths nearby! Now if we could just get ourselves a greenway here in Mount pleasant, we'd be set!

Because I wasn't feeling great on Tuesday (and because B's daycare was closed because of the rain and flooding), I just did my easy run that day instead of hitting the track. We ran 3 miles around the neighborhood with the stroller. I haven't run with the stroller since the Mom's Run back in May, but it wasn't too bad. I'm definitely feeling stronger from the increased strength workouts. 

Wednesday was mile repeats. That's the first time I've ever done mile repeats as speedwork and it wasn't so bad! I hit my goal paces and felt like there was still plenty left in the tank. I'm sure the fall-like weather that morning helped. 

 Seriously gorgeous morning at the track

Seriously gorgeous morning at the track

Friday was another easy run, so not much to see there. Just a 7-miler around my neighborhood. I did my long run on Saturday morning instead of Sunday since we left Saturday for Charlotte and I didn't want to worry about getting a run in on Sunday morning. It was super humid again on Saturday, so that run was a ride on the struggle bus, but I got it done. 

So that's that. The training is done (for the half anyway), and like I said in my previous post, it's time to trust it and let it get to work out on the course.