Another round of snow in Utah.  I went out later than normal (Andrew went running first) so I wasn’t running in the dark which made it easy to avoid the ice but I’m excited to not run on the snow anymore in a few weeks.

I tried to mimic the trails…. Lots of hills, my trail shoes and uneven surfaces (the snow).

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Skye had a few stories to fill me in on when I got home.

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My secret to 71.3 miles this week and my body feeling really good—> SO MUCH SLEEP, refueling within a few minutes after finishing each run, 2 complete rest days and mostly easy miles.

Maybe I’m just doing this ultra as an excuse to go to bed at 8:45 on a Friday night;)  I had 10 hours of sleep on Friday night.

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Andrew fulfilled Skye’s lifelong dream of riding around on the vacuum.

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The girls had planned a lunch and I of course couldn’t miss out on that.

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They wanted to go to a little Taqueria.

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We also hit up Costco for the necessary items for a dinner at our house tonight!

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Her new favorite toy.

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For dinner we made French toast…

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And then my sister brought over her homemade açaí bowls.  She combines the frozen berries from Costco (the one without the strawberries), frozen mangos, a little bottle of Naked juice and tablespoon of sweet and condensed milk… topped with granola, honey and unsweetened coconut.

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We finished off the night with games with cousins and neighbors and then watched The Commuter!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! Cannot wait to celebrate with you today!

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Race day is in 34 DAYS and this week helped me to feel confident and ready!

Here’s how it went:

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Monday:  11 miles.  W/U, 7 x 5 minutes (at a 7:03 average pace) with one minute jogging recoveries, C/D

Tuesday:  Off

Wednesday:  33 miles @ 8:41 average.  <— New personal distance record.  I love it when my watch tells me this:

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Thursday:  12 miles @ 9:07 average.  1000 ft of climbing to help train my body to cover hills even though I’m tired.

Friday:  6.15 miles @ 8:50 average!

Saturday:  9.1 miles @ 8:38 average

Sunday:  Off!

71.3 miles total for the week and I have one more hard week before a recovery week!


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