This cute friend of mine ran a 10k with the time of 34:57 this last Saturday. That is a 5:38 average pace for 6.2 miles. She actually is faster than a speeding bullet. She took first place in a competitive field and she is one of the nicest humans you will ever meet. Even though she had a different workout than I did on the schedule (and she is three times faster than I am) it was SOOOO nice to have someone to meet up with at the track. Attempting to chase after her was very motivating for me and knowing that she was working hard kept me working hard.
We started with a two mile warm-up together around the neighborhood, did our workouts and then we finished with a cool-down of about 2.5 miles. The total mileage ended up being 9.3.
She does her warm-up and cool-down in her PureFlows and she brings her racing flats to change into do her track work in. Brilliant.
My track work called for 6-8 800s (with about a 2-3 minute jogging recovery in between each one).
My splits for these 800s (about a half-mile) were—> 2:55, 2:55, 2:54, 2:54, 2:55 and 2:50.
After I finished my sixth one I told my friend that I was pretty tired but that I still had another one in me. She being the smart runner that she is, told me that when I feel like that it means that it is time to cool-down. She talked to me about the importance of not digging too deep in my speed workouts especially since I have a race this Saturday. Races are for giving it your all… speedwork is for giving a lot but not everything in the tank. You should feel like you still have something to give at the end of your speedwork session. If you give it all on the track or roads often during training then you will probably end up burned out or injured.
I should probably dust my Garmin off before my next GPS selfie. Also, do you like the sweet bracelet my niece made me? I loved seeing it anytime I’d look down at my watch.
I was happy about how my last yasso went.
We did a night strength routine at the gym the other night (mainly just core and squats) and then hit up the food truck round-up.
Brooke found a statue while we were there that she was quite fond of. She is a big sweetheart.
Back to food truck round-ups. I love them. You walk around and scope out all of the different food trucks and then everybody chooses exactly what they are in the mood for. I was in the mood for a chicken sandwich and sweet potato fries. It was a great mood to be in.
Afterwards we picked up my nephews from their sports camps and hit up the park.
Real quick cereal talk:
-These taste like heaven. They are at Target. Go right now.
-Brooke eats the frosting off of her Frosted Mini Wheats before eating the actual mini wheat. I don’t know where she would learn a habit like that from;)
Time for an easy run and then a mini-taper leading up to Saturday’s race!!!
How often do you go to Target? Favorite section to shop in at Target? Any good finds lately?
Do you like food trucks? Do you have a favorite?
Anyone have a race coming up soon?
If you had to choose only one cereal to eat for the rest of your life—> which one would it be?