Somehow I completely spaced plugging my phone in last night and the birds woke me up instead of my alarm. After I woke up I went straight to the lake to get my workout in. The lake is where every person in the city that wants to work out early goes so I always feel super safe running there early because people are everywhere.
I won’t have anyone to watch Brooke tomorrow morning so I had to switch my training days around and get my last hard run of the week in today whether or not my legs were tired.
The workout was 2 miles at 7:45, 1 mile at 7:15 and 5 miles at 7:00 (PS all of the workouts I have been posting lately are continuous miles, no breaks). For the last five miles I tried to do each mile 1-2 seconds faster than the last to save me from boredom of running the same pace the whole time and it worked.
My biggest tip for accomplishing a ‘hard for you’ run is to stay in the mile. As soon as I think ‘I have to do FOUR more miles at this pace’ I want to stop but if I just think about the mile I am in it helps so much to finish the run strong mentally and physically.
During one of my laps I saw a girl whipping out pull-ups making them look SOOOO easy and as I passed I told myself I could at least do one and I would at the end of the run. I did 1/2 of one. You’d think with all the 8 minute arms youtube videos that I am doing I would be able to do at least one but nooooooo..
Hey you never know when you will be stranded in your car and need at least 20 sports gels to survive off of.
After my normal breakfast I went on a short walk with a friend and when I walked in the door I was starving again. That is what tempo work does to me.
This is one of my all-time favorite snacks because a) I love large doses of fruit in one sitting and b) I love fruit and yogurt. I tried the peach Chobani for the first time and loved it.
We finished off my last day in Southern California at the beach club. PS Brooke does not like sand. It takes her about 30 minutes to get used to it before she will sit in it.
Can you do a pull-up? How many?
What was the last kind of yogurt that you had?
What are your Friday night plans?