(long sleeve, shorts, shoes, bra)

Traditionally, we’ve done a time trial 10k two Saturdays before each of our marathons since 2019, but my coach switched it up a bit for me this time. Instead, we did a 6-mile workout on Saturday. I think he knows I might let it get in my head if I run it slower than in previous years. I think I also end up going too deep in the well with this time trial too close to the race, so it will be interesting to see how this experiment works out.

He was right; the workout that I did on Saturday instead was just what I needed.

W/U, 6 miles of (2 x 800 on/float, 4 x 400 on/float, 8 x 200 on/float): My paces ranged from 5:18-5:41 for the ON and 6:48-7:08 for the floats. We didn’t stop during the workout portion; and it felt smooth overall. This workout flies by in case you are looking for one that does!

I could not believe how cold it was. There was frost on the ground, and I should have worn an ear warmer… Time to adapt to the weather. I’m sure when it is the same temperature as it was on Saturday in February, I’ll be feeling warm in a sports bra and shorts.

When the bright colors come out, it’s time to run fast.

The majority of the weekend was with Mer, my mom, and my cousin. It was a really hard weekend, to be honest. I am not good at talking about these kinds of things. Mer isn’t doing well. My head is pounding from all of the emotions. Please send any prayers and love her way.

Oatmeal raisin cookies remind me of Mer so much, so eating them next to her just felt right.

I hope you have a beautiful day, and thanks for always being here for me!

Things dropped quickly…. LAUREN is back! After 12 weeks and 3 days, she is running again. Andrew went running and did 6 miles next. It gets pricy when we are both marathon training;) The race we are in charge of for the school is coming up so we had a bunch of errands for that. … Continue Reading

(shorts, tank, bra) 8.5 miles @ 8:27 average… the conversation was so intense that I forgot to push start on my watch, so I’m just going off my friend’s watch because they can do two things at once (talk and properly record their runs;) and I cannot. I’ve made it a goal to make sure … Continue Reading

  (tank, shorts, shoes, bra) I will never learn. I go into this workout every time thinking it will be a breeze, and then it slaps me in the face;). 3 mile w/u, 10 x 1 min fast, 10 x 30 sec fast with equal recoveries for each interval. I’m telling ya, those 30-second recoveries are cruel in … Continue Reading

(tank, shorts, shoes) Eight miles @ 8:28 pace and the prettiest views. One hundred fifteen miles until I’m at the starting line for St. George! This one came up on me fast, and with this training cycle, I’m officially sold on a shorter block. I had a base leading up but didn’t start ‘marathon training’ … Continue Reading

Nine miles @ 8:59 pace out on the trails and roads. The big work for St. George is done; that feels good. Andrew got in 17 miles @ 8:55 pace. He will do a 20 miler this weekend/early next week and then taper. I am so proud of him. I have a lot of tangents … Continue Reading

(shorts, tank, bra, shoes, socks) This workout really excited me because I wasn’t too far off from my paces last year for this same workout, and I felt really, really good. My buildup this year has been much shorter than last year, so I think I might be going into St. George perfectly cooked:). We … Continue Reading