A full week of vacation running in the books. All in all it went well. I stuck to my running schedule because that’s what I wanted to do. That meant all morning runs to beat the heat (as much as you can at the beach) and to leave my days open for beach and family time.
Monday- 4 mile sunrise run on the first full day of beach vacation.
Tuesday- Cross training day. Rode 8 miles on my bike with Dad and Barry.
Later in the day I recruited Barry for some beach Frisbee. Then Barry swapped out and tagged my little sister in, who played with me for awhile longer. Dad played a few times, too, on his way to and from the ocean.
Wednesday- 4 miles with 2 at marathon pace in the morning. Also ended up going for another 8 mile bike ride with Dad and Barry shortly after my run…. so a brick workout, I guess?
Thursday- Rest day. Hank and Scout took that to heart.
I was also informed my calves are “meaty” but at least I don’t have cankles (my dad says it’s spelled with a “k” because there’s no change from the knee to the ankle, but I’m sticking with a “c.” It’s my blog!)
Friday- Tough 4 mile run in the heat and humidity. The weather said it was 79 degrees with 90% humidity, but it felt like 83.
Saturday- A surprisingly enjoyable 8 mile long run in the morning. Surprisingly enjoyable because it was already 80 degrees with 97% humidity by 7 AM. But I felt good (aside from the headache and achy heel the last 2 miles) and my overall average pace was actually faster than Friday’s 4 mile run.
Sunday- Morning 3 mile run with the last 2 miles on the beach. I was really tired when my alarm went off at 6 AM so I shut it off and slept in until 7. Then I paid for it as the sun was already high in the sky and it was hot when I headed out for my run. My heel bothered me right from the start, but it felt better running on the sand for the last 2 miles. Barry thinks I have a bruised heel from all of the barefoot and flip flop walking. I plan to ice it and wear actual shoes when we walk the dogs (instead of the flip flops I’ve been wearing).
Total miles: 23
This week’s schedule:
Monday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles w/ 2 @ MP
Friday: 4 miles
Saturday: 10 miles
Sunday: 3 miles