My run this morning was especially exciting. The whole crew wanted to join.
My nieces did the first 1.5 miles with us and then my nephews stuck with me for about 4 miles total. After that they rode their scooters along with me for a bit. My first 4 miles were @ a 10:05 average pace and the last 5 miles @ a 7:56 average pace. 9 miles total.
This better become a regular thing:
After a week of very structured runs it was fun to have a super laid back run.
Time for some Monday Matters:
-Cousins that are just 2 days apart.
–This instagram account makes me laugh pretty hard. I’ve had this regret a time or two when I feel like I am on fire as I attempt to tempo in the heat.
-Long-term readers may remember that I ate a heck of a lot of frosted mini-wheats when I was pregnant with Brooke. Three years later and she is still obsessed with them:)
-I’m sharing my speedwork tips over HERE on Women’s Running!
-Swig sugar cookies are kind of a big deal in Utah. My brother and his family had never experienced their goodness until we brought a bunch to the pool. They fell in love with them.
-Real tough day for Brooke at the pool with her cousins…
-My nephew only falls asleep if he has this little blanket on his eyes while sucking his thumb:)
I had a reader ask about the intensity of my last week of workouts so I asked my coach about it and this is what he said:
“Although a 7:10 pace would seem like speed work to most (including me)….for you, that is really not speed work. Your easy run pacing is 7:25-8:25. You should caution your readers that coaching and pacing should be unique to the athlete/coach relationship and one can not assume that a plan that works for one should not be generically applied to another athlete.
You did have a hard week last week but the amount of speed work per session was incremental and it was the last build up week of a 3 week block of building. The usual total amount of intensity should be 20-30% of your overall training, last week you were at 28%.”
Do your kiddos/nieces/nephews like to run? Do they ever go with you?
People that have been pregnant… what were some of your biggest pregnancy cravings?
What cereal have you been loving lately?
How often do you do speedwork?