And I’m back. I honestly cannot believe the past week went by as quickly as it did. But I had the most fabulous of time in Nantucket. I always find that it takes a few days to get into the “relaxation” mode and then once you finally get there… it’s like BAM vacation is over. Totally not fair. But good news is I’ll be back on island in a little over 72 hours. So that did make leaving a bit easier.
I don’t think I can really re-cap the week in just one post, so I’m going to talk about some of my favorite parts of the week, as well as some running because duh, and each day this week I’m going to talk a little bit more about some of those favoritest things.
Running wise, things started off great and ended kinda meh. But to be quite honest with you I’m somewhat okay with that. My official total from the previous week ended up being around 60 miles. A peak milage week for me since Boston training, and it ended with a 15.04 mile run on Sunday with an average pace of 7’27”. Last three miles descending: 7’18” 7’12” 7’01”. I then collapsed on the ground. It has been a significant amount of time since I pushed myself in a workout like that.
Needless to say, the rest of the week was spent recovering. I did shorter runs all week, nothing more than 7 miles, I took Thursday off since we went deep sea fishing (spoiler: I caught nothing) and attempted to do a long run Friday but my legs just weren’t having it. I felt constant fatigue and heaviness, but figured it was due to the lack of stretching/rolling (totally spaced and forgot to bring with) and I ended up walking/running over 11 miles every. single. day.
Side note – walking in the deep sand is help on my arches and calfs. I foresee a reflexology massage in my future : )
BF and I also ran a hill workout after a long day at the beach Wednesday. Let’s just say 6 x 0.25 mile hill repeats with a 2.25 and 2.25 mile warm-up/cool-down in the blazing sun made for a very tired body. The rest day Thursday was welcomed.
I tried my best to stay positive as I was hoping to do another long run (16-17 miles) before I left but just decided to take the extra rest instead. It’s easy to beat myself up when it comes to not following a training plan to a T but I know I have this week to get back on track.
I ended up running roughly 42 miles this past week. But including walking, I did about 75 miles on my feet.
Before this post gets any longer, I will cap it here and leave you with some gorgeous pictures that you may or may not have seen on Instagram
Here’s to a fast week and a quick return to my favorite spit of sand : ) Happy Monday everyone!
What did I miss out on this past week?
Favorite part of vacation?
Do you find walking on sand tires your legs out more than usual?