The treadmill was my only option today so I took my speed work indoors. It has been awhile since I have had a workout where I ended completely drenched and so it felt kind of nice… As Isak says, ‘The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.’ A really good sweat just feels cleansing for me mentally and that was just what I needed today. So thank you gym for being 95 degrees inside (I’m being dramatic but it sure felt that hot at different points).
The playlist for this morning because fast music is necessary for me anytime I am doing speed on the treadmill. PS I recommend getting the edited versions of the songs I put on my playlists like I do… not sure if I would love the unedited versions of some of them (Petey Pablo—> I’m looking at you).
I was pretty excited that I got the treadmill that doesn’t make you stop right at 60 minutes:)
Below is the assigned workout but I did make a few little changes—> average for the tempo miles was 6:22 (9.4 miles per hour on the treadmill) and I took about 2.5 minutes to pause the treadmill after the first tempo. First set of 3 miles = 1% incline, second set of 3 miles = switching between 0-.5% every minute.
Afterwards I stood on the treadmill for a bit at a 45 degree angle to stretch these calves of mine. They just need to hold it together for 33 days and then they will get a nice long break.
My motivation for my workout today was this picture that my brother sent me right before I started. He has 6 kiddos and 5 of them hit the track today to run for a bit (the sixth one is a little too young to join;)
Back to our Cafe Rio eating ways. Feels so good to be getting back to some of my favorites.
We then hit up the library and read every book about Dora the Explorer there ever was.
And Brooke played some football with her bff.
PS this is the last part of the Tuscon course. That steep hill at mile 22 when my legs are already going to be dead is scaring me. This course is downhill but it is not as downhill as the St. George Marathon course which I was training for so hopefully my quads will be ready for Tucson. The race this weekend has some pretty great downhills too so I am hoping those ones help to prepare me a bit too!
I just wanted to share with you that I am partnering with Kathy Davis in the #CreateaLifeYouLove Instagram campaign this month!! Kathy Davis started because of the belief that everyone has the right to follow their dreams and they have committed to creating meaningful products. I’ll be sharing how I create a life I love and would love for you to join by following me on Instagram @HungryRunnerGIrl and @KathyDavisBrand.
What has been your motivation to run lately?!?
What has been the best part about your Tuesday so far?
What is the hardest race course that you have ever done? The easiest?