Let’s rewind to Tuesday morning——> My run was 30 minutes long and it definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone.
My coach’s instructions for the run:
“Start with dynamic drills first. To find your Lactic Threshold Heart Rate do a 30-minute time trial all by yourself outside on a flat course – the track is a good place to do this. No training partners and not in a race. Again, it should be done as if it was a race for the entire 30 minutes. But at 10 minutes into the test, click the lap button on your heart rate monitor. When done, look to see what your average heart rate was for the last 20 minutes. That number is an approximation of your LTHR.”
Improving your lactate threshold heart rate is part of becoming a better endurance athlete. Now that I have done this lactic threshold heart rate test my coach is able to now see what kind of shape I am in. The data from the run (pace/heart rate etc) shows him where I can improve and what workouts will help me to hit my goals. It will be fun to see how it changes over the months too!
GREAT ARTICLE HERE about what our lactate threshold is and why it is important for endurance athletes:
PS sometimes I get questions about what I do with Brooke when I run early in the mornings—> we just sleep at my parents’ house. I run early and then get back before she even wakes up. She likes to sleep in a bit so it works out really well.
Here is how it went: Oh and I don’t know what the dip was at about mile 1 in my pace but I did this run non-stop.
It was pretty warm even though I started early (74 degrees is warm for me) and windy outside so overall I am happy with how the run went.
I listened to my favorite angry playlist for the run. Eminem’s beats just keeps me moving.
I wanted to quit approximately 8,000 times during those 30 minutes because running fast (fast has a different pace/definition for everyone) is hard. It just is. There is no way around it. I kept reminding myself throughout the entire run that runs like this are going to get me to where I want to be in 3 months and 1 days (aka my next marathon).
I went straight to bootcamp after my run because my coach put that on the schedule for after my run. The hardest part of the class was the portion where we went from weighted squats to jump squats to holding an isometric squat and then repeating those three moves. My legs were toast.
Lindsey was rocking her patriotic nails at bootcamp today. Love.
I got back to my parents’ house and chatted with them while I stretched out and once Brooke woke up we hit up Magelby’s for some breakfast. I have worked at 7 different food establishments in my life and this place is one of them. Good memories. Mainly because the syrup is the best you will ever eat.
Brooke was only really interested in the powdered sugar. I think it may have been the first time she has ever had it (that I remember at least) and so she was quite fascinated by it.
Last night I tried a new place for dinner. I know, I know. I actually branched out. We tried Sweeto Burrito and I had a chicken burrito with all of the normal fixings along with tater tots inside of the burritos. It was incredible. I will be back for many many more. The rice bowl was yummy too!
Ever worked at a restaurant? Which one(s)? Did you enjoy it?
Last new restaurant that you tried? What’d you think of it?
What was your workout today? Was it hot?