As mentioned in the last post, all this week we’ve been on vacation in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I figured a week away from work and the cold would translate into a nice week of running, but I hadn’t expected to do quite this much.
We arrived on the Island last Saturday afternoon and my first run was Sunday morning – an 8km quickie just to loosen up the legs after a couple of days, and 1,600km of driving on Friday and Saturday.
I pushed back my usual Sunday long run to Monday and extended it just a little bit from the planned 29km. I ended up running a little under 31km at what I’ll call my marathon race pace. I learned a lot on this run, mostly that I’m not 100% ready for the BMO Vancouver Marathon just yet, and also that I need to keep ahead of my nutrition right through to the end of the run.
I took Tuesday off, then ran 6.3km on Wednesday and 10.1km on Thursday, both at a pretty decent tempo pace. Not quite as fast as I run at home on the treadmill, but still right in the tempo pace zone.
Friday was another day off with 6.2km on Saturday, again to shake things out prior to the long run on Sunday. Today I ran 29km and felt pretty decent throughout considering that run took me up and over 90km for the eight days on the island.
I don’t think I’ve ever run that much in eight days ever.