I must have missed the memo that we were going in for Eskimo kisses for our post-run picture.
I met with an old friend Monday morning… it had been awhile since our last rendezvous. I was quickly reminded (about 10 minutes into our get-together) about why we don’t see each other very much lately. I’m way more into outdoor running this training cycle.
20 minutes warm-up (around an 8:00 pace), 10 x 1 minute @ 5:39 pace with 1 minute recoveries after each one, 25 minute cool-down @ 7:50 pace. 8.78 miles (how’s that for a random stopping distance) @ 7:24 average pace. I am pretty sure my gym had the heater on. I’ll call them about that later.
I have no idea where her shoe addiction came from. She goes through my shoes daily and tries them all on. It is always fun to try to get out the knots from the shoelaces afterwards.
Fast forward until the evening——> I hit up Megan’s bootcamp. I am going once a week for a few more weeks, I won’t go during the taper (gotta go into race day truly rested) and then I will pick it back up to a few classes a week after my marathon recovery.
Who would have thought that in just forty-five minutes she could make every single muscle exhausted. Good thing today’s workout includes a short/easy run and that is it.
We take birthdays seriously in these parts.
The bday girl chose Cafe Rio and I happily attacked my salad. I don’t think I have ever eaten as fast as I did last night.
This Peach Dessert. I’m telling you. Take advantage of peach season while it is here and make this peach dessert as much as possible over the next few weeks.
We kept it classy and we ate it right out of the pan while watching Taylor Swift’s latest music video. Both Taylor and peach dessert are good for my soul.
Just a few random Brooke moments lately:
St. George Marathon Training Week #11
Monday: 11 miles total. Warm-up, 10 x .5 mile repeats with 2-3 minute jogging recoveries in between each one, cool-down. Average pace for the .5 mile repeats—> 2:48 (5:36 mile pace). Definitely a tough workout and one that I wanted to quit many times but—> I was super happy with end results because it boosted my confidence for the marathon.
Tuesday: 5 miles. 8:19 average pace.
Wednesday: 9 miles average pace of 7:06. .5 mile warm-up, 5 miles @ 7:15, 3 miles @ 6:22, .5 cool-down. Those fast three miles were extremely tough but peak training weeks are done when your body is pretty exhausted so it didn’t worry me too much.
Thursday: 4 miles. 8:38 pace. With my sissy for part of it.
Friday: Unscheduled rest day but I needed it mentally and physically so I took it.
Saturday: 20 miles! 7:35 average pace. Love the long steady paced runs.
49 miles total. Less than five weeks until I get to celebrate all of this training on the course.
Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or somewhere in between?
Do you always sit down for your meals or do you eat on the run a lot?
What was your best run last week? Had any confidence booster runs recently?
Happy September——> Any September birthdays? Anyone have a race this month?