Weekly Recap: Training Reboot Week 22 (8/20-8/26)

weekly recap

Vacation mode on (sort of)

This week I took off from freelance work and the day job. I also apparently messed up last week's blog post in the process. I had duplicated it to get ready for this week's, deleted a bunch of stuff, and then saved the wrong one as published. The published one ended up being the half-edited one that I was writing for this week.

This is what happens when my brain is too full, you guys. Anyway, last week's blog post is fixed now. My brain? Still overloaded.

Buchanan Park - part of my regular run route while home in Lancaster

Buchanan Park - part of my regular run route while home in Lancaster

Sadly, "vacation" didn't do much to fix my overloaded brain. Using the word "vacation" to describe trips home to Lancaster, Pa. is a bit of a misnomer. Our time is so crammed full and all we do is run from one group of people to the next - constantly. By mid-week, B was so tired and having meltdowns every 5 minutes.

Next time we go home, I'm saying no to the insanity and planning a few events where people can meet us out (and one will probably be a get together at the house we stay at). Otherwise, there's no running around like loons. It's exhausting.

Workout Summary

  Monday   Off
  Tuesday   Run: 3.3 miles at 8:54 pace
  Wednesday   Off
  Thursday   Run: 3.2 miles at 8:10 pace
  Friday   Off
  Saturday   Travel day
  Sunday   Run: 5 miles at 9:25 pace
  Totals   3 runs/10.5 miles
  Total workouts: 3 (plus tons of walking)

It's probably needless to say, but my vacation schedule (I'll post a recap with pictures later) ended up being even nuttier than the prior week when I was working during the day. That meant I didn't get any yoga workouts in during my week off, even though I desperately needed them. The mattress at the house we stayed at absolutely killed my back and hips, and I woke up in pain every day.

I'm glad I have the chiropractor booked this coming week. I probably should also get a massage and visit Stretch Zone. And probably yoga, too. It's amazing the difference a good (or bad) mattress makes.

I also cut back a little on running, and only ran three times. We did tons and tons of walking, so every day I had close to 20,000 steps even when I didn't run.

City running views

City running views

I only did two runs in Lancaster last week, but they were good ones! The cooler temps were such a nice break. And Lancaster has a few hills and inclines, so that was also a nice change. I miss hills. But by Sunday, I traded in those cooler temps and lower humidity of the city for the crazy heat indexes and sky high dew points back in Charleston. At least I had saltwater views? Small favors. 

I was pretty tired on Sunday from vacation and the long car ride, so I just ran slow and easy (and short). 

Sunday Runday views

Sunday Runday views

I only have a few more weeks to lollygag before fall training kicks in. I have a solid race schedule planned and I'm really hoping to see some PRs, too. Over the past few months, I've built a good base so I feel ready to start the training ramp up (if only the weather would cooperate a bit).

How was your week?  Do you keep up with workouts while on vacation or do you take a break?


As always, I'm linking up with HoHoRuns and Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap series.