I haven’t had a speed work training partner (Josse is injured) lately but I’ve really wanted to get out and try a little speed with somebody. Speed work is approximately 500 times more fun for me when I am with somebody. Plus, when I am with somebody I feel way more comfortable running in some of my favorite spots.
Andrew volunteered to ride his bike with me in the freezing cold canyon.
Yep, the FROST is here. Next step—> snow.
The wind was crazy in the canyon but luckily it was a tailwind for us during the speed portion (thank heavens… running into wind is my least favorite thing but I just need to learn to get over that). I started with 3 x 1 mile repeats with a 2-3 minute recovery in between them. A total of 8.25 miles for the day with w/u and c/d. For the three mile repeats I did a 6:29, 6:25 & 6:22 which I was happy about because going into it my goal was 6:30. That last one was really tough for me at this point but I just reminded myself over and over that it is called speed WORK. It’s supposed to take a good amount of effort.
Excited to try building back up again and trying all sorts of workouts over the next little while.
I handed off my sweatshirt to Andrew for the last mile repeat because it somehow went from really cold to warm all of the sudden.
Right back with the crew again!
These two love snacking so I just keep a box of these in the car with us and they love them.
Andrew went to his happy place. Costco is by far his favorite store ever.
And the second the kids got home again Knox changed back into his Halloween tank. I have a feeling you’re going to be seeing a lot of this shirt;)
I am thrilled because Costco has their sweet potatoes again. They only sell them for part of the year and I tend to go through many of these large bags. Andrew loves sweet potatoes too so we should probably buy two of them at a time.
Okay, two more Costco buys…
A few people have asked what bread we use, this is it. I adore this bread and we go through it pretty fast.
I also picked up my necessary hand warmers—> the things that make winter running okay for me. On the really cold mornings I stick these in my gloves because frozen fingers are the worst.
And of course some grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch.
Enjoy the rest of your Thursday and I will see you in the morning.
PS I loved reading your comments this morning about sugar!
Three things your Thursday has included (food/workout/life/thoughts… anything at all)??