One of the most important things that I have learned from the two running coaches that I have had is the importance of easy days. I used to think that every day of running had to be at least an hour long or fast or a combination of both. It isn’t that way anymore. Yesterday was 4 miles @ an easy pace for me. Three runs out of six this week are short and easy. 30something minutes of working out without any sweat yesterday and I was done for the day… why is a run like that going to make me faster? Because yesterday’s workout will make it so that I can hit the 19 mile fast finish run that I have on the schedule for today. The slow/shorter ones make it so that we can go hard when we need to and properly recover from the previous day’s work.
Keep things slow when you need to be going slow. If it is hard for you to slow down on your easy runs try listening to slow songs and that should help you to relax and stay at your easier pace.
I am looking at my glove because one snowflake landed on my glove and I tried to document it but it melted before I could get my camera out. I don’t know how I feel about this snowflake.
And now for all of the randomness going on in our world since we last caught up (PS I loved all of your comments yesterday).
-Elsa and one of the three little piggies made their appearance to a pretty happening Halloween party.
-Brooke found the whole donut on a string game pretty overrated. She couldn’t get past the fact that she had to work for her donut when she knew they would just cut off the string and give it to her afterwards anyways.
-This is pretty monumental. I had a cobb salad and my stomach handled it like a champ. I felt pretty much normal after eating which hasn’t happened in FOREVER. My stomach is healing itself and I’m very happy about that because I love food.
-Brooke got her school pictures back… how is she old enough for these?!?!
-From my cousin’s (the blonde on that you see on here frequently) instagram account. Her dog makes me melt.
-The girls had a school Halloween party (so yes, Brooke has worn her costume pretty much every day this week) and we hit up Cafe Rio with Megan afterwards. I was just happy that it was kind of drizzling so that I could wear my new rain/snow boots.
I am going to dress up as a farmer on Halloween to go along with Brooke’s costume.
-From Meg’s snapchat.
-Spent some time getting scraped by Josse. Doing everything I can to keep the shin splints away even if that means a little bit of torutre.
-I just ordered these to wear post-run to help the shins/calves out too! I used to use these all of the time (I have no idea where they went in the move) and they always helped so I am excited. This way I can still be doing stuff around the apartment while I am icing.
-Found these gems at Target. SOOOO good and so easy. Put some chicken, avocado and bbq sauce on top of the sweet potatoes and boom… my favorite meal.
-GOOD LUCK everyone this weekend at the New York City Marathon! I wish I was there with you this weekend because there is nothing like what you are about to experience…
-One of my very best friend’s husband just released his book—> Win the Customer: 70 Simple Rules for Sensational Service. Check it out if you are in the business world!
-I don’t wear running skirts myself but if you do you should check out The Gotta Go Running Skirt—> great idea!
What are your weekend plans?
Who is running NYC Marathon this weekend? Who has in the past?
Is it hard for you to keep your easy runs slow?
Have you had any awesome food finds lately?