Josse and I started our Tuesday with ten miles this morning. I’m noticing that speed work is aggravating my IT Band lately so I’ll probably just work on endurance (longer runs with medium to easy pace) for a bit because that doesn’t bother it and also keep up with strength and stretching too. Once I give it a little time away from speed and build up my endurance then some more speed work will make it’s way into my life again but I’d rather have a happy leg than speedy mile splits for the next few weeks leading up to my race.
I am always amazed how well my body responds to scraping/graston and how much better it feels after I get it done. I have felt zero pain since I had it done on Saturday. I just don’t love the bruising so much ha.
The amount of joy that we had when we realized the drinking fountains were on again (they turn them off for the winter) was pretty high on the joy scale.
We were both pretty stoked that the sub 8 pace for 10 miles felt pretty relaxed. It seems like it has been forever since this has been a thing. Josse has a half-ironman (WOW) coming up in a few weeks and so she is killing it in three sports right now. I’m amazed by triathletes. For now I’m just happy that double digit runs are feeling more normal again but that definitely took some work to get there again.
We look mad but we weren’t. We were actually really happy post-run and already have our next run together planned out. Running with people is my jam. The miles zoom by because we have such important matters to discuss (we think they are important but they probably really aren’t in real life).
Beautiful beautiful beautiful number right there for our temperature…
I had a fun memory as I was packing my chapstick in my shorts pocket before my run… For my first marathon I did 99.9% (literally) of my training on the treadmill so I always just had my water/chapstick/anything I needed hanging out on the treadmill. Race day came and I needed to bring chapstick with me but had no idea where to put it so I had the brilliant idea to put it in my sports bra. Um yeah. The chaffing from that idea is something I will never forget.
I was going through all of my pictures and came across this screenshot I took from THIS article by Kristin Armstrong from forever ago and it is a good one. Workout = WORK IT OUT!
I don’t think I have ever seen Brooke eat her sandwich put together… she always pulls it apart before eating it.
This smoothie stage is going to stick around for awhile.
Yep. It’s a good stage.
What food phase are you in right now? Aka what are you eating a lot of lately?
Focusing on endurance or speed or both right now?
Who else is in triathlon training? For which one?