I didn’t do a whole lot of “training” during our week in Antigua, but we did manage to run 6 mornings out of 7. We looked at some maps online and did a bit of exploring off the resort. The heat and humidity were a shock to the system and we quickly found ourselves huffing, puffing and sweating profusely. We didn’t get very far, but it was still nice to see a little more of the island.
After almost every run, I took off my shoes to run a few laps barefoot on the beach. I felt it in my feet and calves by the end of the week, but loved every minute of the wind in my hair, salt on my lips and sand in my toes. After that, we marched straight into the surf for a refreshing swim. No better way to start the day!
Monday – 5.1KM (3.2mi) – 28:54 – 5:40/KM (9:07/mi)
Tuesday – 6.2KM (3.9mi) – 36:05 – 5:52/KM (9:22/mi)
Wednesday – 4.5KM (2.8mi) – 24:54 – 5:32/KM (8:54/mi)
Thursday – 7.6KM (4.7mi) – 43:37 – 5:46/KM (9:14/mi)
Friday – does this count as cross-training?
Saturday – 6.7KM (4.1mi) – 37:36 – 5:38/KM (9:02/mi)
Sunday – 19KM (11.8mi) – 1:44:36 – 5:30/KM (8:52/mi)
(The freezing cold “welcome home to reality” run.)
Total Week 3 Mileage: 49.1 KM (30.5mi)
Total time: 4:35:42
Average pace: 5:38/KM (9:03/mi)
It’s not much, but it was a planned recovery week and totally worth it!