10.5 miles to finish off this week of half-marathon training! I slept in a bit and did some random things at home before heading out to the perfect running weather. When Brooke is gone I take full advantage of sleeping in.
There are three things that I have to do before I set out on my long runs.
1. Eat whatever I’m going to eat (lately bananas are keeping my stomach happy before a run) plenty of time in advance… like at least 45 minutes before I start. AND CHUG water. All of the water. The more water I drink—> the better I feel on my run.
2. Dynamic Drills. Unless it is an easy run… I always have to get my body warmed up with a few drills before long runs or speed workouts. When I first started training for marathons I skipped out on warming up altogether and just started the workout but my body doesn’t love that idea any more. I have to get things moving and my muscles firing a bit before I start running.
3. Foam roll my IT bands. I don’t do this for very long (I do it longer after my run) but they have been extra tight lately and so I am staying on top of them. PS you can watch my foam rolling video HERE!
My training plan called for 10 easy miles (between a 7:48 pace and 8:23 pace) and I did a 7:53 pace. I made sure to include 5 pretty long hills along the way though because I have been doing a lot of treadmill miles this week and so my legs needed some climbing.
For part of my mom’s birthday celebration I picked up a bunch of her favorite desserts (strawberry shortcake and lemon desserts are her #1) and some of our family came over and we ate her favorite things. The love for sugar is just part of our genetics.
And then my brother-in-law helped finish up the last of putting Brooke’s room together. I have a feeling she is going to be quite excited about this when she gets home to me.
Megan is finally home. We celebrated by going to the grocery store and gas station. My weekend nights just really need to stop being so exciting.
Okay, last Target talk for awhile (I am attempting to make a pie today and needed a few things) but they had TIM TAMS for samples. These things are amazing!
I also had to get these donut socks because how could I not?
And Brooke will be home today! I can’t wait and here she is showing me her back bend that she learned at gymnastics last week.
Do you get any days to sleep in? Do you enjoy sleeping in?
-Just when Brooke is with her dad… but I also end up staying up way later doing random things when she is gone.
What things do you have to do before heading out to your long run?
What’s your Sunday filled with?