A screen shot from a video so yeah…
Let’s talk about changing up our runs a bit!
I have been reading from my good friend (he doesn’t know we are friends) Hal’s book… MARATHON!
In the below excerpt he is talking about how he ran into some speedy men out on the roads the day before their sub 2:10 marathon. They were out there jogging it out and running EASY and slow! The best of the best runners make sure to include slow and easy runs so we should too!
I love how he talks about varying your speed and distance throughout your training. One of my favorite things about having a coach is all of the variety she gives me. Each day is different and that is so important with our training. It is so easy to plateau in our fitness if we just do the same thing every day. Switch things up—> your speed, your distance, your surfaces, your courses and you will notice big changes!
Thank you for all of your well-wishes this morning! Both of us woke up feeling great. I think I was just having sympathy pains for Brooke last night because I felt fine this morning. Brooke’s temperature is back to normal today but she does have a little cough so we are still taking it easy for her.
We did venture down to the treadmill and I did 7 miles while Brooke watched Mickey.
Progression run this morning (ummm actually I didn’t start until this afternoon).
Started with an 8:34 mile and worked down to a 7:00 mile for the last one. Average pace of 7:45. Felt strong and fully recovered from my speed work on Tuesday. I’ll take tomorrow off completely and then have a great long run on Saturday.
I keep telling myself that my long run is going to feel like a million bucks—> Self-fulfilling prophesies are real.
Some stretching on the ground afterwards. Gotta attempt to be flexible.
I don’t know if you have noticed (of course you have), but all of my meals are pretty much the same thing but just arranged differently.
Baked sweet potato as the base, bbq sauce, chicken, peppers, avocado, roasted broccoli and cottage cheese and grapes in the blue bowl in the back. I don’t think it is possible for me to ever get sick of any of these ingredients.
Making sure to get in veggies, carbs, proteins and fats right after my workouts.
PS this is a great way to tell if your avocado is good to go! From 24 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy.
We’ve been working hard over here on our numbers. I love being a teacher again especially because I get to stay in my sweats all day this time around.
Are you pretty good at varying your workouts? Does it just depend on if you are training for something specific?
-When I am training for a race I am good at varying my runs. When I am just running to run I tend to do just about the same thing every single day.
What ingredients have been the star of most of your meals lately?
What time did your workout get done today?
Any teachers reading? What subjects? What grades?
-I used to teach high school! I loved it but I do not miss teaching drivers ed. It really is a miracle that I am still alive after doing that for 4 years.