Big Cottonwood Week 7: Swim Races and Running for Toilets
This week was full of challenges, in a good way. I had a lot of fun traveling down to see my family and running two unique but fun races.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes running|
|Tuesday:||AM: Easy 60 minutes running|
|PM: 3000-meter swim|
|Wednesday:||4X1 mile repeats (total mileage 10)|
|Friday||Easy 10 miles with Alexis|
|Saturday:||Allen Stone Run Swim Run (with wu/cd total mileage 8)|
|Sunday:||Run for the Toilets (Total mileage 15)|
Week 1: Hello Humidity
Week 2: Half Marathons and Workouts 57 mpw
Week 3: Travel and More Travel 53 MPW
Week 4: Training: Beach Runs and Long Runs 52 MPW
Week 5: Training: Workouts and 10ks 46.5 MPW
Week 6: Big Cottonwood Week 6: Firecracker 5ks 47 MPW
What a week!
I mentioned a few weeks ago, that swimming fits best in my schedule 2X a week. For a while, I was doing 3X, but I don’t want to burn out. Swimming twice a week keeps me engaged and enjoying it without feeling forced. This week was different with a bonus 1000 meter swim in the open water.
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Patience is not a virtue I was blessed with. Today was the first time since getting back in the pool I had to wait for a lane. . I said I would wait 30 mins but ultimately 3 people got out within 10 mins. . Then 100 meters into my 3000 meter swim, everyone got out and I had the pool to myself for the entire hour. I guess I smell.
Workout Wednesday: 4X1 Mile Run
I’m happy I’m able to get back on the track. Since the students are out, it’s easier to use the track and not worry about team sports. Anyway, the workout felt difficult.
My legs have struggled to get any turn over in them. I didn’t realize how humid it was on Wednesday (around 98%), but I’m happy with my effort.
Allen Stone Run Swim Run:
I will have a full recap of this soon, and I surprised myself. The race is 1k on the beach, then swim it back, then 5k on the boardwalk. I was 55th person after the first 1k on the beach, and I ended up having the 22nd fastest swim of the day, which surprised me the most!
Then when we went into the 5k on the boardwalk, I went from 12th women to 4th. If I had been another mile, I could have been the second woman. No one (male or female) passed me on the run, and I’m proud of that. I all, I am thrilled with how the week went.
Run for the Toilets 5k:
My dad found this race in the local paper. They have a house up in Onancock (the house with the pet donkey), and he thought it would be funny to do. When we found out winners got plungers, we knew we had to do it. I ran the entire race alone, and it was more of a workout. I wanted to get a long run 15 miles), so I was careful not to hurt myself. I averaged about 7:15 miles and ended up breaking a toilet paper tape.
In all, I’m happy with how the week went. It was nice to relax and hang out with my family. Next week will be back to the regular grind.
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Questions for you:
What’s the funniest race you’ve ever done?
What is the coolest race award you’ve gotten?