March recap

I've spent the past few weeks in survival mode. When I'm in survival mode, I sometimes don't get to blogging regularly. I've missed several weeks of weekly workout posts, and well, workouts, so instead of a Weekly Workout post, you're getting the entire month of March and some change. 


The past several weeks have been a bit of a personal life rollercoaster for me, which is a big reason for the lack of blog posts. And along with that I just didn't care about workouts, either. I still ran, but it was nothing spectacular and some weeks my mileage was embarrassingly low. Considering I wasn't really training hard for anything and didn't have any specific goals, I guess that's okay. 

In the mix of the past month: the Palmetto70 relay (so awesome!) and the Cooper River Bridge Run (so awful...asthma). I'll get those recaps up soon, too. But I'm keeping this post short because honestly, I can't remember specifics about most of these weeks and all of my runs were in the easy range.

A few highlights:

  • A few stroller runs, including one up and over the Ravenel Bridge (and back) - that was no joke!
  • Hot yoga! This deserves its own post because it's been nothing short of transformational for me and I can't believe I avoided it for so long!
  • Back to the barre - a studio opened right across the street from my house, so that's been pretty great

At this point, I need some time to regroup and try to get my mental shit together. Life has been incredibly stressful lately with some really horrible things happening that have zapped my energy and my running enjoyment. Right now, I'm riding out this storm and hoping that sometime soon, the clouds will clear and things will align for me again like they did when I first started my running journey 4 years ago.

Someday, I'll be healthy, well-rested and the weather will be awesome and my asthma will cooperate. Or if one of those things isn't lined up (with the exception of asthma because when that comes out to play it's all over for me), I'll still have the mental reserves to pull from, dig deep and get to those PRs again because it's been impossible to find lately.

This week, I'm going to try to get some decent miles in and keep up with yoga and barre because I'm so much stronger when I do those workouts. Other than that, I'm not training for anything specific and I have no hope that if I decide to race that I'll race well. So survival mode it is. And sometimes that's all we can do. 

Workout summary- March 28-April 3

  • Monday: OFF
  • Tuesday:  Easy run - 3.12 miles (8:27 pace)
  • Wednesday: OFF
  • Thursday: OFF
  • Friday: OFF
  • Saturday: Cooper River Bridge Run
  • Sunday: Yoga at Journey

Total miles: 9.32
Total runs: 2
Total yoga: 1

Workout summary- March 21-27

  • Monday: OFF
  • Tuesday:  Barre class at Barre Evolution
  • Wednesday: Hot yoga at Charleston Power Yoga
  • Thursday: Barre class at Barre Evolution
  • Friday: Easy run - 5.13 miles (8:56 pace)
  • Saturday: OFF
  • Sunday: Long run - 10.19 (9:10 pace)

Total miles: 15.32
Total runs: 2
Total strength/conditioning:  2
Total yoga: 1

Workout summary- March 14-20

  • Monday: OFF
  • Tuesday:  Easy run - 3.10 miles (8:43 pace)
  • Wednesday: Hot yoga at Charleston Power Yoga
  • Thursday: OFF
  • Friday: OFF
  • Saturday: Palmetto70
    • Run #1 - 6.61 miles (8:26 pace)
    • Run #2 - 8.92 miles (8:50 pace)
  • Sunday: OFF

Total miles: 18.63
Total runs: 3
Total yoga: 1

Workout summary- March 7-13

  • Monday: Easy run - 3.12 miles (8:23 pace)
  • Tuesday:  Hot yoga at Charleston Power Yoga
  • Wednesday: Hot yoga at Charleston Power Yoga
  • Thursday: OFF
  • Friday: Easy run - 6.09 miles (8:41 pace)
  • Saturday: Stroller run at the Cooper River Bridge - 6 miles (no watch)
  • Sunday: OFF

Total miles: 15.21
Total runs: 3
Total yoga: 2

Workout summary- February 29-March 6

  • Monday: OFF
  • Tuesday:  Easy run (nursing a sore quad) - 7.35 miles (9:16 pace)
  • Wednesday: Hot yoga at Charleston Power Yoga
  • Thursday: 
    • Workout #1: Easy run - 3.11 miles (8:51 pace)
    • Hot yoga at Charleston Power Yoga
  • Friday: OFF
  • Saturday: Run - 6.21 miles (8:47 pace)
  • Sunday: 
    • Workout #1: Easy run - 3.11 miles (8:57 pace)
    • Workout #2: Yoga at Journey

Total miles: 19.78  
otal runs: 4
Total yoga:  3

Workout summary- February 22-28

  • Monday: Easy run - 3.10 miles (8:58 pace)
  • Tuesday:  Strength training @ Journey
  • Wednesday: OFF
  • Thursday: Easy run - 6.10 miles (8:56 pace)
  • Friday: Mile repeats - 7.64 miles (4x 1 mile with not quite 400s as recoveries; repeat splits: 7:24, 7:28, 7:27, 7:31)
  • Saturday: Stroller run - 5.02 miles (9:12 pace)
  • Sunday: Long run - 11.01 (8:55 pace)

Total miles: 32.87
Total runs: 5  
Total strength/conditioning:  1