Wind, Running & Strength Training
My weekend was full of wind, wind and even more wind with a few sprinkles of rain.
Saturday I headed down to the beach for my long run and nearly got swept off the path by 20mph gusts!
There were lots of running groups out, but everyone was just heads down trying to cut through the howl and strength of the wind.
These waves may not look like much to you, but the ocean down here is usually super calm and almost glass like. I have never seen Fort Lauderdale beach with waves like this!
Running in the wind feels 10 times harder than a regular run! I had 10 miles on my schedule, but I called it a day after 10K because I was tired. Plus my stomach was giving me some trouble, so that didn’t make things any better.
I don’t remember taking this picture, I must have hit the button by accident, but you can see how gusty the wind was by my hair!
Anyway, I feel guilty now because I didn’t do my long run last week while we were on a bit of a mini vacation, and this weekend I cut it short by almost four miles. My rule has always been “NEVER compromise on your long run” and now I’ve done that two weeks in a row. Who have I become?!!
I have an inkling that I probably should have taken a little more time to recover after the marathon and this is my body’s way of saying that. Although I didn’t finish the marathon FAST, I was on my feet for A LOT OF TIME. Plus months of training can be mentally exhausting, I suppose.
I had intended to run the Fort Lauderdale Half and Palm Beaches half easy and to ramp up slowly to run the Miami Half at the end of January as my goal race. But after running a strong PR at Fort Lauderdale I’ve had it in my head to PR again at PB….
I’m trying to get myself back in check and on a good routine. I’m wondering if I should skip the PB half in two weeks just to take the pressure of “I want another PR” off ….. hmm.
The good news is there will be PLENTY of time for quality running this upcoming week thanks to the holiday and a few days off of work!
Other than running stuff, I also got in a decent upper body strength workout. I normally go for high weight, low reps, but on Sunday I decided to switch things up and go lower weight, higher reps:
Planking at the end of that workout was hard. I am not even mad that I only held for 1:15!
And in other important news, I have a really cute cat.
So cute that he trapped me on the couch by sleeping on me. I just couldn’t get up because I didn’t want to disturb him!
I hope you had a great weekend! And a big thank you to everyone who read my Friday post about the dangers of cub petting!
Are you doing a Turkey trot this week?
Do you cook for Thanksgiving, or just sit back and enjoy the feast?