The biggest Perk of my job is when I open my inbox in the morning and one of the other teachers sends the whole faculty a message about having way too many goodies around their house and so they brought them in the faculty lounge to ‘get rid of them.’ FYI, I will be the first person to help you ‘get rid of deliciousness.’
I bet you have never seen a teacher (me) run in high heels and a skirt at 8.8 miles per hour down the hallway to be the first one to the ‘goodies.’
I only pushed a few kids out of my way.
Chocolate peppermint truffles from Chicago……
Of course I chose the sprinkled variety, sprinkles just add happiness.
They melted in my mouth and I almost considered going back and stealing the other teachers rations but I didn’t and ate my favorite granola bar instead.
Cross Country Update:
They are rocking it. The last timed mile that we did a time trial for, one of my students was literally still swallowing a ginormous piece of pizza as he started and got a 20 second pr, he is my fastest runner. I don’t know how that pizza didn’t come back up but I may have to bring cheesy, greasy food for him to gobble down right before every race.
Wednesdays are SPEED DAYS!!! The craziest thing is that speed work is my teams favorite workout.
They have memorized what I tell them 38 times on Wednesdays, ‘Speedwork prepares you to keep going when the legs usually would slow down.’
Speed work can also improve form becuase your body searches for ways to move at the same pace without extraneous motion and your tendons, muscles and nervous system ADAPT to the faster pace.
Although, speed work CAN increase the risk of injury, I make sure my athletes get plenty of recovery before their next workout and they never push themselves too hard that they couldn’t do at least one more repeat. NOT a sprint! They have to save their races for the races:)
5 X 800
First 2 @ 8 seconds faster than goal race pace for 5K (aka their competition course length).
Last 3 @ about 4-5 seconds faster than current goal pace for 5k.
Walk/jog for 3 minutes between each 800.
popsicles and chocolate milk (glutamine on GEAR PAGE:)
What was the last food you had with sprinkles on it?
Fan of speed work? Any favorite speed workouts?
Speaking of RACING…..when is your next race?
-Saturday…not running but I have my CENTURY RIDE!!!
When faced with a delicious box of………..which one do you choose FIRST?
-The dark chocolate circular one filled with marshmellow and caramel!