Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Road Trippin'

Wednesday, 6/2
AM: 6 miles
15 mins. core
PM: 3 miles

Tuesday, 6/1
AM: 4 miles
PM: 2 mile w/u
1 mile barefoot, 1 mile w/shoes, 4x100m strides
2 mile c/d

Total: 6-6.5 miles

Monday, 5/31
AM: Driving
PM: 45 mins. (6 miles)

After a fun but thoroughly exhausting weekend, getting away for a few days sounded like a great idea. Jordan and I planned a mini-road trip that would allow him to visit a ton of his accounts while also taking us to some new places. As such, we were up way before the sun on Monday to hit the road for Virginia Beach. Neither of us had been, and we wanted to see the boardwalk and stay
in a (crappy) hotel on the beach. In hindsight, planning this for Memorial Day might not have been the best idea, as it seemed as though every person in the tri-state area had decided to set up camp in our personal space for the entire evening. Nonetheless, we had a great time eating an overpriced meal at a divey Mexican restaurant and then walking back to the Super 8 with the sand between our toes. We even squeezed in a sunrise jog along the boardwalk the next morning before taking off.

VA Beach sunrise. Too bad I didn't actually take this myself.

Tuesday night found us in Chapel Hill at the UNC track. Jordan had a quick pre-race workout on tap and I just wanted to get in some barefoot running and strides. All went well save for the sauna-like air quality, but I suppose we better get used to it. Also of note, the UNC track is just about as soft as a sponge. Seriously. It could not be more different than JCSU. I'd take it for training (but not necessarily racing) any day.

Neptune statue on the boardwalk in VA Beach

Wednesday morning we cut some loops around the UNC cross-country course near our hotel. The course was fine and I was happy for the soft surfaces but I pretty much felt terrible. I'm surprised last weekend's races took so much out of me but clearly they did, as it's almost a week later and I still don't feel recovered. I did feel marginally better on my evening run from home, but that's possibly because I was so focused on not getting struck by lightning or washed away in the monsoon that I didn't have time to pay attention to my legs. Either way, I have a mini-workout on the track tomorrow so I'll get to test things out then.