That’s right, I ventured out into the town of Isabel to gauge my immediate surroundings as they pertain to my training schedule for the week.
One word. Ok a few: hills, wild horses, stray roosters, stray dogs. But beautiful views and friendly locals! I was able to figure out a three-mile route where I feel safe, so despite my hatred for out-and-backs, I’ll make do.
Good news is I’ll work in some hill repeaters by default which I don’t do enough of back home in Charleston. Bad news is I swear the humidity is beyond 120%… breathe, gasp, repeat
Also, I want to tame a wild horse this week. Stay tuned.
Monday: Yoga for 75 minutes focused on running muscles and joints
Wednesday: 5 miles at race pace on the Ravenel
Thursday: 3 mile tempo on the dreadmill followed by Pilates for the core
Saturday: One minute/one hour conditioning
Sunday: 8 miles
The first week of training went well, I felt strong, and I’ve already learned a couple lessons: I need more sleep and less high-heels on King St. on a Friday night… and while we’re confessing, maybe less beer too. This combo does not equate to an early rise for a long Saturday morning run. Lesson learned and I’ll be paying the price Sunday morning instead.
Quick shout out to those who have encouraged me in my training already and keep me company on the trails.
Mondays in my schedule are designated as days of rest, but since week one is fairly easy, I’ll be hitting up a 90-minute vinyasa class to work the core and wake up my muscles for Track Tuesday bright and early tomorrow!
What do you do to kick off your weekly activities?