This picture is blurry for two very good reasons:
1. Rachelle is so stinkin fast that no camera can catch her. I think she actually may be flying.
2. I took this during our last interval to attempt to distract myself from wanting to quit and it turns out I can barely hold on to my phone let alone take a picture when running at 5k effort.
Having friends to run with that really push me and listen to me talk for an hour straight are a huge blessing for me right now. I so look forward to meeting up with Rachelle in the early morning to go sweat together.
30 minute warm-up run
8 of these—> 1 minute 5k effort followed by 1 minute recovery jog (sounds easy but when trying to keep up with speedy it isn’t so easy:)
15 minute cool-down run
Total of 8 miles. This was my first post-race workout that I have done since my half-marathon 10 days ago and it felt good. My body needs plenty of time to take it easy before going fast again after a race.
We even drove over to the gym afterwards to do 4 x 2 minute planks, a bunch of push-ups and some leg strengthening moves. Between having a coach and having fast/dedicated girls to train with I think my running is really going to improve.
I am kind of going overboard on Brooke’s birthday party. I can’t help it. It makes me happy so I am going to do it.
This morning I went in to my absolute favorite bakery CUPCAKE CHIC in Orem to order Brooke’s birthday cupcakes.
See the little cakes in the top right hand corner? Just imagine Brooke having her own little cake and going to town on it. This is going to be good.
I ordered chocolate with coconut frosting, vanilla with coconut frosting, vanilla with strawberry frosting and the peanut butter cup cupcakes… I am sure you were all dying to know.
Speaking of Brooke, she slept for about an hour holding on to the side of the crib. I find her in the strangest positions.
For lunch I actually ate at home. It is a miracle. It even included vegetables and had nothing to do with cereal. Double miracle.
Afterwards I had my chocolate dipped popsicle and brooke knows when I pull out the camera she has the perfect opportunity to grab my food because I am distracted. Her speed is admirable.
PS HERE is a great article/video about your Running Arm Swing! “For distance runners the active swing and rhythm of arms can provide a great trigger to ‘keep the legs turning over’ when fatigue kicks in during the latter parts of a race.”
What has been the best part about your Tuesday so far?
How long does it take your body to recover after a race? Do you bounce back quickly or do you need a good amount of time before you do speed/distance again after a race?