First, I have some tangents for you.
-Today’s workout was 9 miles at an 8:05 pace. They were done on a treadmill with the Brookers hanging out with me playing. A few people have asked why I am not outside running during the summer months and it is simply because I don’t have a babysitter every day:) I’m working with my coach and scheduling in advance about 3 outdoor runs each week (usually in the early morning) but the rest are indoors with my little buddy. I don’t mind the treadmill that much and she loves playing in the toy room so it is a win-win. Most of my long runs and speed workouts will be outside though in preparation for the St. George Marathon.
-I met a guy at the gym today that has done 50 marathons and a bunch of ultras (his first ultra was a 100 miler!!). He has put in over 65,000 miles in his life and had his first injury EVER a few months ago while doing jumping jacks (he broke a bone in his foot?!?!). He was using the elliptical today and gets to start running again next week. He has done a 2:45 marathon in the past and so he was giving me all sorts of awesome tips. He gave me an extra boost of motivation. I LOVE hearing other people’s running stories. That is why I adore reading running blogs.
-Lunch was a turkey burger/avocado/peach salsa sandwich. Random but it did the trick.
-My nephew was wearing a YOLO hat on Sunday. I wanted to spell the word yolo with our hands for a picture. It clearly didn’t work out the way I was hoping it would.
-Megan D snapped this picture to me and I feel like this is a great replacement if you are all out of Reese’s Pieces.
-A mini trampoline that Brooke fell in love with.
My coach sent me this awesome article about a guy that finally got his sub-3 marathon after missing his goal time after time. The article talks about what got him to his 2:59 marathon and I loved it!
My coach is in charge of the training part (well, telling me what to do… I guess I actually have to do the actual workouts) but I am FULLY in charge of the ‘one percenters.’
Outside of the physical and mental training, if we really want to take our running to the next level then we’ve got to make sure to do the extras. All of those extras will add together and make a difference on race day. I’ve got 16 weeks of one percenters to get busy on.
What are some more ‘one percenters’ that we can do to make our running better/stronger/faster?
-Do your dynamic stretching before a run.
-Hit up a yoga class.
-Ditch the soda (or drink it a lot less). This one feels like a 59301 percenter for me because of my deep love for diet coke.
-Drink a heck of a lot more water.
-Garbage in—> garbage out. Work on nutrition! If we fuel with junk then our workouts will be junk:) (I’m working on this one)
-Strength train. Core work. Ya know… lift some weights and squat.
-Put the phone away at night and go to sleep right when you go to bed rather than scrolling through instagram. Get yourself in bed a little earlier too.
-Become best friends foam roller and use it a few times each week.
-When you want to quit a run early because you are exhausted, don’t.
-Choose the hilly route.
…. and the list goes on and on.
Yesterday I chose a healthier treat than my normal ‘cookies/brownies/candy’ Bachelor watching snacks.
What are some of the ‘one percenters’ that you like to do to help your running?
Are you/have you ever been a soda drinker? Is it hard for you to quit?
-I’m working real hard over here. I’ve gotta do it though to help my running.
Parents reading—> what do you do to be able to get outside for a run?
Any idea how many races you have done?