Training Last Week: Grinding and Racing
Last week felt better than the previous in terms of running. I was able to add miles in the week and then had a quality race. Not my fastest time but great for where I am right now. I don’t think this will be an amazing comeback story, but more a story of plugging along through the summer months.
|Monday:||Easy 50 minutes|
|Wednesday:||Easy 50 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 50 minutes|
|Saturday:||Bungalow Beach 5 Miler (32:12)|
|Sunday:||Easy 60 minutes|
My easy runs of the week were just that, easy. Originally I thought I might get a workout in Wednesday but my body was tired and that would be overdoing workouts and speed.
Bungalow Beach 5 Miler: (32:12)
It was the inaugural year for the race. Since I like the Atlantic City races so much, I thought it would be fun to do. The last 400 meters is on the soft sand which doesn’t make for a fast finish. The day itself was 100% humidity. So with the weather and course, I knew it wouldn’t be the easiest day.
I’m glad I ran and got to see a lot of friends. My body didn’t feel great but not bad either. I definitely didn’t feel fresh. I was barely able to hang onto first, as the second place woman was fast approaching. In all, I’m happy with how I did and I post a longer recap this week.
I’m happy with the week and I feel like I’m slowly progressing towards fitness. I’m nowhere near there but I do feel like I’m progressing. I was talking to a good friend, and while I only took a week off from running, I decreased my miles and was mentally disengaged for almost 2 months now. I do believe there is something to be said about that. I don’t think this will be a “glamorous” comeback and I think it will involve a lot more grind but that’s ok.
Posts from the Week:
Questions for you:
How was your week of training?
Have you ever run on sand? What is a meaningful cause/charity to you?