Camping Trip = Fewer Miles, But Longer Run Intervals!

I’m back from the camping trip (more on that later this week).

Going a week without technology wasn’t so bad, but I am SUPER GLAD to be back to sleeping in my bed!

Here is where I was living last week:

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And here is where I was running last week:

running in the dessert

My running coach had me on a down week so I was only scheduled to do 15 miles in total, but I ended up doing 6 miles. We did A TON of walking each day and I actually ended up getting a huge and painful blister on the back of my right ankle. It got so big that by the end of the trip I couldn’t even put my sneaker on anymore (ouch)!

It was kind of a shame too because the humidity out west is like …. nothing compared to here on the east coast.

On each of my 3 mile runs I was amazed at how little I was sweating. I was also knocking out 6 to 7 minute run intervals easily even though I normally do 3 to 5 minute run intervals.

This week I’m back on track … I think. I was supposed to do 4 miles tonight and I only did 2. The truth is I had a LONNNNNG first day back in the office today and I’m still exhausted from the trip. We didn’t get in until around 10pm last night.

I need an extra night to recoup before I feel like myself again.

How many miles did you run last week? 

Do you stick to your running schedule while on vacation?



  1. Lori
    September 4, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    Vacation running I can do, it’s when I travel for work that I get screwed up. I hate hate hate the treadmill (lol), so I try to run outside at sunrise/set. But being a photographer traveling for work normally means I’m shooting around sunrise/set.

  2. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running
    September 4, 2013 / 9:07 pm

    I LOVE camping!!! The walking is definitely good “cross training” in a way, so it’s good that you balanced your runs accordingly, I think. I’m so jealous you had that view and that nice low humidity…it makes me miss Cali. But it’s cool to see how fit you really are, huh?!