Week of 9/22/14 – 9/28/14: Vacation Makes Me Speedy

week of 9/22/14 to 9/28/14

Monday: rest day
Tuesday: 4 mile run (11:10 avg pace)
Wednesday: 3 mile run (10:25 avg pace)
Thursday: rest day
Friday: 3.7 mile run (10:39 avg pace)
Saturday: rest day
Sunday: 5.5 mile run (10:56 avg pace)

While I loved running barefoot on the beach while I was in Florida, the shoreline was very slanted and my left hip hurt for days after last Sunday’s run, despite trying to yoga the pain away. Thus the remainder of my Florida runs were done on the greenway that ran in front of the condo where we were staying. (Um, can I get a greenway that runs right past my front door?)

bad ass coffee destin

Post-run iced coffee! Sweaty!

I pretty much stayed dehydrated while we were there (sun + no set water-drinking schedule + alcohol) so I suffered from side stitches once I got past two miles or so on most of my runs. On Friday’s run, I decided to do some mild speed work. I did 3:1 intervals, but on the running intervals, I alternated between running them fast and running them easy. Thus, my paces for the 3 minute running intervals were as follows: 11:25, 9:18, 10:20, 8:31, 10:09, 8:42, 9:59, 9:14, 9:54, 8:57. Crazy how my “easy” ones kept getting faster.

Overall, it was a pretty speedy week. Thanks, vacation!

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