This week was a bit tricky and I did better with my mileage than I thought. Traveling for work might have derailed my training or my running streak but with a little creativity, I got it all done!
Monday – While on my work trip, we luckily had a good mix of work with a few breaks to explore the island. This meant that I’d have time to get my mile in. We explored the Ocracoke Lighthouse and Springer’s Point and I ran back from there to the place where we were staying. I got one mile in and turned around and ran back out to get in 2 miles. I didn’t wear my HR monitor and I ran fast. Totally broke the rules!
Tuesday – We had a chance to head to the beach for our break and two other co-workers wanted to run back with me! I was so excited to have company. Both girls are newer runners and they asked me to tell them a story while we ran. I told them all about all the weird things I’ve seen while running….a whole cucumber, a deer leg…a drunk on the greenway… I talked for the whole 2.3 miles and those girls never stopped to walk!! I was so happy for them! They did awesome!
Wednesday – We had time to visit the British Cemetery and the local K-12 school. It was getting really cold this day and we were bundled up while we walked. I jogged back and got my mile in for the day!
Thursday – Today was our travel day and due to the weather, the ferry from Hatteras was delayed. We had to take the longer ferry across to Swan Quarter. I was a nervous wreck because I get sea sick! I had to take seasickness med before I could even step foot on the ferry and ended up taking another one about half way through the ride. With high winds, it was a bit of a hard ride for me. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be though! Luckily I ran my mile in short sprints going back and forth to the car and by running around my room. Not my best mile, but a mile nonetheless.
Friday – I was so tired from the trip that I could only muster one mile. I hoped for more, but no luck!
Saturday – We had our first long run of the weekend, 9 miles. I planned a great route and halfway through it, I missed a chunk of it and we ended up having to do a short loop to gain the 1.5 I forgot! It all worked out. I felt really good and had a consistent pace. Avg HR 137
Sunday – 10 miles for this second run. We had another pretty decent route with no mess ups. 🙂 I had some really good miles 7-10 with most of those right around 10 min mile pace. I was thrilled! My HR has normally been a bit higher on the second run of the weekend, but today, it was all good! Avg HR 129
How did your week go? Any fun races? How’s your training going?
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