Life is just better when the cousins are in town.
We went up north for dinner at my aunt’s house last night.
Yesterday was my rest day from running but I am pretty sure Brooke got in a solid mile or two of chasing her cousins while we were there.
We did the bbq thing. I made one of my better life decisions and added a whole bunch of guacamole to the top bun of my burger.
We then had a water fight in the backyard. It is amazing how fast those little kids are and how good they are at throwing water balloons… I was soaking wet by the end.
My aunt brought out this goodness. The more chocolate the merrier in our opinion.
After my aunt’s house we drove down to celebrate my sweetest friend Amanda’s birthday.
They made sure to relight the candles so that Brooke had a chance to blow them out too:)
It is in the 90-100s here right now and so I try to wear lightweight dresses as much as possible to avoid sweating to death. I’ve had questions about where I get them so I thought I’d share with you my favorite summer dresses right now. Some of the ones I have currently been wearing are from random little boutiques so I will share ones very similar that I have found online.
St. George Marathon Training Week #2
I hit my first 50 mile week since back in March when I was training for the Boston Marathon.
I wanted to take 5 naps and eat 5,000 calories each day this last week—> my normal marathon training side effects.
Each day includes foam rolling and/or stretching, core work and strength training mixed in. I didn’t make it to bootcamp this last week but it is my goal to get back into it next week to keep on going with this injury free/getting stronger stuff.
Monday: 7.23 miles @ 7:54 average pace. Naked run—> No music and no looking at my gps until the end of the run. It was fun to give my brain a break from music and looking down at the numbers on my garmin.
Tuesday: 10 miles Faster/Faster Treadmill workout. 20 minute warm-up, 3 sets of —> 400m at easy run pace (7:25-8:25) then 400m at tempo run pace (6:35-6:51) then 400m at speed workout pace (6:20-6:30) then 3 minutes at recovery jog pace (8:30-9:00). Cool-down until I hit ten miles. 7:39 average pace.
Wednesday: 6 mile easy trail run average pace of 8:17
Thursday: 11 mile treadmill workout. 7:32 average pace. 20 minute warm-up, 4 minutes at an easy pace (8:00) then recovery jog pace (8:45) for 2 minutes—> 4 minutes at steady state run pace(7:00) then recovery jog pace for 2 minutes—> 4 minutes at tempo run pace (6:35) then recovery jog pace for 2 minutes—> 4 minutes cruise interval pace (6:30) then recovery jog pace for 2- minutes. A little faster than easy pace for the remainder of the run.
Friday: Yoga at home and 4 miles at 8:45 pace on the treadmill.
Saturday: 12 mile fast finish long run. 7:36 average pace. First 8 miles @ 7:57 average pace and last 4 miles @ 6:52 average pace I’m excited for that sub 7 minute mile to feel more and more comfortable as the weeks go by leading up to the marathon!
Sunday: Complete rest day.
How many miles did you get in last week? What is your favorite weekly mileage to hit?
Who is currently training for a race? Which one(s)? Do you prefer spring races or fall races more?
Who has a summer birthday? What day?
Have any goals for this week?
-Less sugar and more nutrients:)