Weekly Recap {Beach Running}

If you follow me on Instagram, your news feed has likely been bombarded with daily morning pictures of the sunrise and some other running pictures. Well, in case you haven’t had enough I’m here to share my workouts from the past week- which was my last week before marathon training begins!

Weekly Recap for 8/10-8/16:

Sunday 8/10: Rest (Recovering from Charles St 12)

Monday 8/11: 5.5 miles, core

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Tuesday 8/12: 4 miles, total body strength workout

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Wednesday 8/13: 6.5 miles, core

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Thursday 8/14: 4.2 miles, 75 minutes beach yoga

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Friday 8/15: 5.3 miles, total body strength workout

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Saturday 8/16: 9 miles, core

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I saw a triathlon at my halfway point!

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Total: 34.5

All of my runs this week were at an easy pace, and while I wore my Garmin to track distance I didn’t worry about how fast or slow I was running. All of my runs except for Tuesday’s were on the beach, which made them more relaxing but I think also a little harder due to running in the sand. All of my runs were completely flat which was nice after last weekend’s hilly race, but I will need to get my legs used to hills again next week.

Tomorrow will be a rest day, and then Monday begins marathon training!

How were your workouts this past week?

Have you ever run on the beach? Do you find it slows you down?

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16 thoughts on “Weekly Recap {Beach Running}

  1. I have run on the beach, and it’s not easy. A wonderful workout for your calves! I had run in bare feet a few times in the past and ended up with a stress fracture to my big toe. The doc told me to refrain from running for about 6 weeks, and he told me if he saw me running he was gonna throw a cast on my foot. I listened to him, but it was difficult to not run. I’m glad you had a good time at the shore with your family, and the yoga class really looked fun too!

    • Wow a stress fracture in your toe?! That sounds terrible! I had never run barefoot (even on the beach I wear running shoes) and I just don’t know how some people do it! But yes, the sand definitely gave my calves an intense workout!

    • Thanks, Megan! And I’m glad you like the photos! It was definitely nice to run just to run, without any goal or purpose last week- just what I needed before jumping back into training!

  2. Beautiful pictures! I’ve never run on the actual beach before, just the boardwalk. One of my coaches used to have our team do sand workouts, which were basically just laps as fast as we could around a “beach” volleyball court. Only since it’s Arizona we just had a lake by us and no beach haha. I went from being one of the top two runners on the team to the slowest on those days. Running in the sand is no joke!
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    • Wow that sounds really challenging! I’m sure it was a great workout and made you faster on the pavement!

  3. Ahh I miss running near the ocean. I haven’t run ON the beach in a really long time, but I used to do it during the summer at beach volleyball camp in high school, and I could always run faster and jump higher when I got back in the gym!
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    • There is just something about running along the ocean that is so wonderful! The sand is challenging but for me the views are worth it:)

    • It was definitely harder to run on the sand but where I was the sand was packed pretty well making it not AS bad as it could have been. I know some of the softer areas of sand would be impossible to run on!

    • Most years I alternate between sand runs and road runs but for some reason this year I was just really loving the sand. I was glad I took advantage since I can’t get views like that the rest of the year!

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