Another 16 miler to add to the training log for Boston. A gorgeous morning with some speedy friends who kept me on my toes.
At about mile 11 we were all ridiculously thirsty and none of the drinking fountains on the trail were working. It was like a March 22nd Miracle because just around the bend the nicest guy was setting up water coolers and gave us some cups to fill up with perfectly chilled water. It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.
We finished with an average pace of 7:39 and my legs were pretty spent by the end. I just remind myself that this is just a natural part of the peak weeks of marathon training. Your legs should be tired and heavy at this point because that means you worked them hard exactly when you needed to and you will rest them properly during the taper exactly when you need to.
Had some breakfast and a few hours later a salad with a turkey burger, cranberries, feta, almonds and a sweet potato with guac. Yes, I do in fact add guacamole to every food that I eat these days. Next up, it is going on my eggs.
We’ve been on a mission to find the coolest parks in town. This pirate ship one is ranking pretty high on our list!
Our night entertainment sent us up to the University of Utah to watch the Pac 12 Women’s Gymnastics Tournament.
These athletes… WOW.
I just want to brag about my amazing friend TOBY… she completed (rocked) her first 50 MILER!!! She even did it two hours faster than her goal time!! She inspires me big time. And buffalo kind of scare me.