Just the normal Sunday went down over here. Sleep in a bit, eat pancakes and wear something other than running clothes all day long (I stay in my workout gear for way too long on the other six days of the week).
Like usual, I changed into pajamas approximately 3 seconds after church.
Brooke was extremely proud of her necklace that she created in nursery and she wanted to show you.
My strange favorite food combination is back in my life. A baked sweet potato, avocado and bbq sauce. All three ingredients taste amazing on their own so of course they taste delicious together.
Don’t knock it until you try it.
Chocolate milk afternoon at the counter.
And a spontaneous trip up to Salt Lake City to visit a new park. There aren’t any parks near us with awesome sandboxes so going up north for this park was definitely worth the drive.
Brooke met a new friend too. It is going to be a sad day when she stops calling cats ‘kitty cats.’
We are also still eating way too many peaches each day. I just never want to get to the end of peach season and realize that I didn’t take advantage of the best fruit of the year.
Week #12 of marathon training is done and done!
Monday: 8.78 miles @ 7:24 average. 8:00 pace warm-up and cool-down. 10 x 1 minute @ 5:39 pace with 1 minute recoveries. (treadmill)
Tuesday: 5 miles @ 7:59 pace (trails!)
Wednesday: 2 mile warm-up, 2 x 3 miles @ 6:13 average pace (with .54 mile recovery), 2 mile cool-down. 10.54 miles total.
Thursday: 4 miles @ 8:37 average
Friday: 22 miles @ 7:29 average pace. Longest run that I will do before the marathon. Things are getting real up in here.
After my long run I was weirdly really cold—> a blanket while I stretched out help quite a bit.
Saturday: 3 miles @ 8:30 pace (treadmill)
53.32 miles total. I think the highest weekly mileage so far this training cycle. 50-55 miles per week is my happy place.
Also, random… does anybody else end up with dirt on the inside of their legs from kicking them as they run? When I first started running my ankles would get bloody because I kicked them so much while I ran. Somehow that transferred into kicking my legs every now and then instead.
Have the day off today? What are your plans?
What was your best run last week? Hardest?
Have any random things that you do while you run (like how I kick my calves sometimes)?
Have any food combinations that you love but that other people think is strange?