We fed a group of 80 a bunch of cinnamon rolls, bagels with cream cheese and muffins yesterday afternoon. There were a lot of carbs around and so I decided to start my carb-loading for my upcoming 1/2 marathon a little early with some bagels.
I can’t think of anything that smells better than cinnamon rolls baking.
Of course the watermelon-loading is always going strong for us. My friend pointed out to me the other day that almost every post on HRG for the last 2 months has included watermelon so I apologize for that. It is just such a huge part of our life at this time.
Sunday family dinner was over at my sister’s house. My brother-in-law is the grill master and my sister always has the best fresh veggies waiting for us.
There were two types of desserts offered:
1- Fresh berries from the backyard and/or
2- Undercooked brownies (the best way to eat them) with ice cream.
After dinner we had one last firework show to attend. Yes, Utah goes crazy over fireworks for pretty much the entire month of July.
Brooke sat front row for the show.
Sparklers were involved too.
I loved getting this picture in my inbox—> Tami and her running partner (they have been running together for NINE years) wearing their Hungry shirts!! They said they will be rocking these at Boston 2016! So exciting.
St. George Training Week #6!!!
EVERY MILE last week was done outside. Zero miles were on the treadmill. That is most definitely a big record for me. I probably haven’t done that since 2006 or something crazy like that. It was so nice to be back in the swing of things training wise and especially nice to get back in the habit of early morning runs done outside. After a 1-2 week bump in the road because of my feet, things are back to normal again. I’ve got a little less than 10 weeks to get ready for this marathon!
Monday: 8.5 miles @ 7:22 average pace. 1 @ 8:00, 1 mile on @ 7:00, 1 mile off @ 8:00, 1 mile on @ 6:45, 1 mile off @ 8, 1 mile on @ 6:45, 1 mile @ 8:00, 1 mile on @ 6:45 and .5 mile cool-down @ 8:00 (I did each mile about 4 seconds faster than prescribed). Bootcamp at night.
Tuesday: 7.3 miles @ 8:12 pace.
Wednesday: 10 miles @ 7:20 average pace. 20 minute warm-up, 4 x 1600 meters with 3 minutes recovery jog followed by 3 times 200 meters with 200 meter recovery jog, 15 minute cool-down. Recovery pace = 8:00. Interval pace @ 6:50.
Thursday: 9.3 miles @ 7:50 pace (with 12 x 25 second strides with 1 minute slow jog in between) followed by bootcamp.
Saturday: 16 miles @ 7:17 pace. 1st half uphill and 2nd half downhill. Gotta get used to some inclines and declines. Solo long run.
51.1 miles for the week and 2 bootcamp classes.
How many miles did you get in last week? All or some of them outside? Best run? Hardest run?
Has anybody else had the same running partner for a very long time? HOW LONG?
Brownies—> corner/edge piece or middle piece? Are you a fan of undercooked brownies too?
Some of your absolute favorite smells?