Oh, it's good to be back! After a few weeks of really low mileage (less than 15 - yikes!), I'm back in the 30 mile range. And I'm also back to speedwork.
I didn't get quite as many strength or yoga workouts in as I would have liked, but overall, a good week. With all of the craziness going on right now, it's nice to be out on the road. And the weather has been much better - in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 50s. That's more like it, Charleston!
- Monday: Run - 4.10 miles (8:31 pace)
- Tuesday: Run - 7.01 miles (9:22 pace)
- Wednesday: OFF
- Thursday: Track Thursday - 6 miles (6x800s with 400 recoveries)
- Friday: OFF
- Workout #1: Run - 4.54 miles (8:33 pace)
- Workout #2: Barre at Journey
- Sunday: Long run - 10.01 miles with last 3 miles at a slightly faster pace (9:17 pace)
Total miles: 31.66 / Total runs: 5 / Total strength/conditioning: 1 / Total yoga: 0/ Total crosstraining: 0
Monday, I ran an unintentional progressive 4 mile run with some nice looking splits: 9:03, 8:52, 8:29, 7:54. Tuesday was an easy 7-miler, followed by a rest day on Wednesday.
I hit the track Thursday and it was a struggle. The last time I ran a track workout a few weeks ago, I was easily coming in below my pace targets. This week, I fought to hit them. I did 6x800s with 400 recoveries plus a warmup and cooldown. My 800 splits were decent, but reflected my difficulties: 7:08, 6:54, 7:00, 7;12, 7:09, 7:22. I completely fell apart in the last one, but at least most of them were decently close to my 7:00 target.
Saturday I ran with Fleet Feet and we ran one of my favorite routes by Shem Creek and through the Old Village. I wasn't feeling great on Saturday, but managed to hang in there and get myself to barre class after the run.
Fortunately, on Sunday I was feeling a little better (just tired) and got in my 10 miler. I was supposed to run easy for the first 7 miles, then pick up the pace in the last 3. I was tired, so my "pick up the pace" pace was only between 8:15 and 8:30. But it's what I had that day.
By Sunday evening, I was definitely feeling the higher mileage and more intense workouts of the week (or maybe it was oysters and beer I gorged on at an oyster roast on Saturday). But all I wanted to do was plop on the couch and watch The Walking Dead. I ended up skipping yoga. Probably not the best move, but I felt like I needed a rest.
Aside from workouts, I made several delicious meals at home, including a few soups and salads. Healthy stuff! I've been needing to get my eating back on track. It hasn't been totally out of control or anything, but I haven't paid a ton of attention to what I've been eating. In general, I'm not fanatical about what I eat, but I probably should pay attention a little more.
So that's that. Not a ton going on this week, but sometimes that's a good thing. I'm working on getting some other things in order and that should even out my schedule a little bit soon. And even more exciting is that paddleboarding season is coming up - I love my Monday and Thursday evening SUP sessions! Yay for spring!