Looks like I’ve got my own physical therapist on my hands. It works out nicely that I have someone to massage out my legs while I stretch after a tough workout. She really worked on my calves today.
I had an hour and a half to get my workout in (before I needed to be back to get Brooke up and going) and when I walked out the door to run my garmin was dead. Why is remembering to charge our garmins such a hard thing (or maybe it is just me)? I just brought my laptop and let it charge during the drive and for the 15 minute warm-up and luckily it got enough juice from that to last for the rest of the workout.
I used my speedy friend’s advice this morning—> I brought two pairs of shoes. My normal ones (the PureCadence) for the warm-up and cool-down and my super old PureDrifts for the speed portion. The PureDrifts are no longer made which is a hard topic for me to talk about without crying but I am trying to get every last mile out of them before retiring them. They are a lot like the other shoes in the Pure line (that I love) but just way lighter and way more flexible…aka perfect for speed. I kept my normal shoes ready to be switched into just in case my feet weren’t happy with the Drifts but they felt great the whole time and I think they really helped me to get some faster times today.
I also had my movie theater mug full of ice water there too because I knew it was going to get hot (for me, I am a wuss when it comes to the heat) for the last few intervals.
Here is how the workout went:
15 minute warm-up (garmin was charging and so I am guessing it was about 1.6 miles at like an 8:45ish pace)
10 x .5 mile repeats (2:43, 2:50, 2:49, 2:48, 2:49, 2:49, 2:48, 2:50, 2:48, 2:47——> 2:48 average).
2:50 recovery jogs in between each interval (I really slow down for these… I take probably too much advantage of the recoveries)
15 minute cool-down (8:35 pace)
11 miles total and some very tired legs.
My cadence is a heck of a lot better for the speed intervals compared to my recoveries.
It was just one of those on-running days. I wanted to nail the workout mentally, it was gorgeous outside and I slept A TON this last weekend. I definitely was pushing myself and hurting especially for the last 4 but overall I felt pretty good.
PS during my workout I thought about this little bookmark that Brooke found at my mom’s house the other day. Simple and perfect.
The best part about going straight to my parents’ house after a workout. Peaches straight from the heavens.
In other exciting news—> I think the potty training thing is finally happening. We are 1.5 days with 100% accuracy currently. Chocolate chips and the promise of gymnastics lessons are quite motivating for the Brookers.
What songs/bands remind you of your high school days?
Any more potty training tips to help keep us going strong?
Do you wear different shoes for different workouts? Which ones?
Was today an on day, off day or somewhere in the middle day for your running?