It has been a month since my marathon and so I figured today was the day to test out a tiny bit of speed work. I don’t officially start training for Boston until Dec. 28th so until then I will keep most runs easy with a few little spurts of speed thrown in to build a good base for marathon training.
8 miles on the tready:
5 minutes @ 7.4 mph (8:06 pace), 1 minute @ 9-9.6 mph (6:40-6:15 pace) and then I repeated that 10 times with a one minute fast finish at 10 mph (6:00 pace).
The overall pace for the run was 7:43 but man, those fast 1 minutes were tough at my current running fitness level. And that is what I love about running—> in a few months of training those speeds will feel easier.
I ran into my good friend Suzette at the gym. This woman is incredible. Races she has done —> 100 miler, a 100k, a few 50 milers, a bunch of 50ks, marathons galore and 50 half-marathons. The trails are her favorite but she also loves the 1/2 marathon distance on the roads.
I had an egg on a piece of toast when I first woke up but as I was walking out the door I felt like I needed a little something for energy before my run.
This is a new go-to for me before a run because it worked perfectly. It gave me a little zap of energy and was super easy to digest right before a run.
I am loving reading Marathon by Hal Higdon. In his section—> Defensive Running Strategies: You cannot set PRs if you are injured, I thought it was super interesting how the average miles for marathoners per week has increased in just five years. I’m currently rying to figure out exactly where my edge of disaster is so that I stay uninjured this next training cycle.
Brooke and I went to help our good friend Megan find a new pair of running shoes. She fell in love with the Brooks Ravenna 5s!
I just think running shoe walls are beautiful.
Sweet potatoes should be the base of every meal and in our household it has been lately.
Followed by a $2.30 apple. Ummmm didn’t realize how expensive Honeycrisps are right now until I was looking at my receipt. Good thing it tasted like heaven.
We both have a hard time eating an apple without loads of almond butter.
And I just signed up for a half-marathon! I am going to run the Ogden 1/2 Marathon (there is also a marathon, 5k and relay) on May 16, 2015. I am STOKED because I have heard so many amazing things about this race. Spots are filling up fast so sign-up soon! This will be the 15th year for this marathon so the shirts are going to be awesome. They also have a Winter Race Circuit if you are in Utah and looking for some great races this winter.
Come run it with me, I will take you for froyo after the race to celebrate.
What races are you currently signed up for?
What is your average miles per week when marathon training? 1/2 marathon training?
A food that you have been eating every day lately?
Favorite brand/type of apple?