I was pretty happy to be done with today’s workout. I was also happy because shorts/tank/gloves running weather is the best weather. After this picture I laid on the grass for a few minutes because I was spent. I tried to use my ‘I am comfortable’ mantra but it wasn’t quite working with these paces today so instead I started reminding myself that I am grateful to be feeling this way/running hard/pushing it/sweating like crazy/legs burning after taking time off because I was sick. Feels good to be back in it and feeling the burn:)
Here is how the workout went this morning:
10 minute warm-up, 10 x 400m (.25 miles) with about 1 minute recovery jogs in between, 3 x 200m and 10 minute cool-down.
.25 mile splits—> 1:21, 1:19, 1:22, 1:20, 1:21, 1:20, 1:23, 1:21, 1:22, 1:20. Averaging—> 1:21 (Goal from my coach for today was 1:20 so that is pretty close). About a 5:24 pace for those and the same pace roughly for the 200s.
My legs were literally shaking by the end. 7.5 miles total. PS I do my speedwork on the (flat) roads now. I used to go to the track but all of the turns make my IT Bands act up. Added bonus = I get bored at the track by myself and I love road running. And the calves soreness has skyrocketed:)
Lunch was with a sweet friend and we showed up kind of twinning. Hats are perfect for when it has been way too long since I last washed my hair.
Chick-Fil-A salads while the kids played.
After lunch we came home and Brooke and her friend (we get to have Brooke’s friend every Thursday… pretty sure Brooke looks forward to Thursdays all week:) got to play in their new favorite toy. It is called the FORTSY and it is amazing!!! It is an inflatable (takes two minutes to put together and the kids can even do it) pop up tent! It is indestructible and machine washable… my friend is the brains behind the FORTSY and I am super excited about it because I think it is going to be huge with kiddos!
I have to share the bday cake from last night! I just posted the video on how to make it on my Facebook page HERE (I couldn’t figure out how to post it on my blog from Facebook… computers?) I’m going to make it for Brooke on her 1/2 birthday in 4 months.
I came across this last night when I should have been asleep and it might be the best thing I’ve seen on the internet this week:)
And now I am about to combine these two beauties with the girls because the world needs more pumpkin. PS I like the pumpkin bread mix better than the pumpkin bar mix from TJ’s and I am kicking myself for not buying 10 boxes of it last time we were there.
See you in the morning! I hope you have some fun or relaxing or running or delicious plans tonight!
Do you do your speed work at the track, on the roads or on the treadmill?
What flavor of cake do you choose for your birthday cake?
What are your Thursday night plans?