Hey guys! I hope your week is off to a great start!
Brooke started her week off by doing something she loves to do at my mom’s house—> by running laps around the rug. I think she is trying to replicate what she saw me doing at the track last week.
She makes sure to high five me after each lap and my mom and I count out loud to her how many she has done. She has a huge smile on her face the entire time.
Speaking of smiling while running, this may be one of my new favorite running quotes! (From the Brooks Instagram)
I feel like I am doing fine in the speed and endurance portion of marathon training but I have definitely been slacking when it comes to hill training. I do so much of my training on the treadmill and all of my speedwork on flat roads (or the treadmill) which means that I haven’t been climbing much. I decided this morning that I still have 5 weeks and that is plenty of time to start challenging myself a bit with some ups and downs.
5 miles of lots of hills on the trails with a friend. I think one of the biggest reasons I did better than I thought I would at the St. George Marathon last October was because of all of the trail running that I was doing. Those trails get you strong.
This climb burned real good.
5 miles was all that my legs could handle (plus, I needed to pick up Brooke) on the trails so I finished off my workout on the treadmill for a total of 10 miles.
And then this fun little workout that makes me die a little bit each time. Prisoner Squats are pure evil (if you click on the picture below it will take you to an explanation of each exercise).
Brooke was extremely impressed by my Mickey Mouse salad for lunch.
2 fun things to share:
*** The LA Marathon men’s results—> I SPY 3rd place from someone in my area!!! Way to represent, Jared. Also, a 4:58 mile… I wish I could do one of those let alone 26.2 of them. Amazing.
**** Feel free to check out my latest Women’s Running Article HERE! My 25 reasons that I run!
In what area of training have you been slacking a bit? In what areas have you been excelling?
What did you have for lunch today?
Who ran the LA Marathon yesterday? Was the heat killer? I want details!
Give me a few of the reasons that get you out the door for your run!