I needed yesterday’s run. All of my other runs last week did not feel good. I was struggling to hit even my easy paces. My stomach was super off all week but hallelujah because I finally felt like myself again yesterday. I was starting to get nervous (aka taper time is meant to stress out about every little detail right?)
I also got to run with someone yesterday so that made the run fun because we talked for most of the run and it flew by. We even ended up running a bit with some guys that have done almost FIFTY marathons with PRs of around a 2:45 at the St. George Marathon. I talked to them about strategy and when to let loose on the course and go for it.. getting more and more excited:)
The workout yesterday called for 6 miles @ 7:30 pace and then 8 miles @ 6:30 pace.
What we did—> 6 @ 7:30 (didn’t check my garmin much but we hit that exact pace without really paying attention… weird) and then 8 @ 6:28 average pace. The temps were perfect—> 50ish degrees. Let’s just hope that St. George gets the memo in two weeks to have the same weather as yesterday.
Post-run text from my coach. I listened to him and didn’t have a donut or a cookie. Rude.
I did the rehydrate/food/ice bath/nap thing before heading out for the rest of the day.
Wedding festivities have started for my cute friend. She gets married next week and she had her bridal shower yesterday.
They are quite the perfect couple and I am so excited for them.
The shower was at Pizza Factory = our favorite salad bar and breadtwists that are 4 feet long.
Fall is here and we went to the last night of Chalk the Block (can you tell I try to stay as busy as possible when Brooke is gone).
Each parking stall had incredible chalk art like this one.
I finished off the night with my sweet sister. The later it gets, the weirder we get together.
I get to pick up this little thing tonight!
I hope you get to sleep in a bit, relax and eat an extra delicious breakfast today!
What’s the best part of your Sunday going to be?
What’s for breakfast this AM?
What is your post long run/hard run routine?