I need to work on my math skills.
I got to the gym right at 5 a.m. and did 7.7 miles on the treadmill. I drove a few minutes on over to the trails to do the rest of my long run with friends. One girl had to leave earlier so we did an out and back (to bring her back to her car) and then Jess did another out and back with me to finish up the run. My math was off and we ended up going a little bit too far and I finished with 21.3 miles instead of the 20 that I had planned on doing. Ummmm any step past 20 miles is kind of a lot so I was pretty tired by the end and crumpled up in the parking lot when I finished. I guess it is good for my training to have a 21 miler under my belt:)
I loved splitting things up between the treadmill and outside. I also love doing the majority of the miles on the trails because trail running has turned into my favorite type of running.
The views are always spectacular.
And running on dirt makes my whole body feel good.
My times for my long runs are a lot slower than previous marathon training cycles but that is okay. I am just focusing on spending time on my feet this time around. The speed will come back eventually but for now I am just training my body to be able to go far and to feel good running for a few hours straight. I am getting more and more excited about the St. George Marathon and feeling injury free… that just makes running so much more fun.
Our favorite post long run activity—> pool and cheez-its.
Did some errands, including finally getting my iPad fixed.
And then my brother from Kentucky and two of his kiddos came over for dinner. He always makes amazing meals for me so I finally cooked for him.
He also put my TV stand together;) Much better.
I can’t stop making this peach crisp.
I think Brooke really loves having her cousins over.
If you are training for something right now—> what race?
Ever do part of your long run on the treadmill?
What are your Saturday plans?
What did you have for your Friday night dinner?