She was finally able to use her fancy schmancy umbrella to protect her from the rain so that started off the day on the right note.
I lucked out big time for my speed work yesterday. My crazy speedy friend (1:17:57 half marathon PR) was next to me doing her speed workout while I was doing mine. She had 400s to get done and I did 1.5 mile repeats but we still got to chat during our recoveries and cool-down which was perfect. She motivates me big time and she always has the best tips (aka I ask her a million questions about running and she gives me her ideas) for me which I want to absorb and remember for the rest of my running days. Long story short, she is amazing.
2.55 mile warm-up (stalling again;), 4 x 1.5 miles (6:28 pace, 6:22 pace, 6:18 pace and 6:15 pace) with .5 mile slow recoveries after each one, 1.45 mile cool-down. 12 miles total. For the incline of each 1.5 mile repeat I started with 0% and then bumped it up .5% each 1/2 mile. So, 0%, .5% and 1% for each repeat. My heart rate was sure climbing during the few minutes of each repeat!
After my run we went up to Salt Lake City. It was a random blizzard for a bit and they were ecstatic about it (I babysit my friend’s little one each week). Utah’s weather is so unpredictable this time of year. I’m pretty sure I just did my long run on Saturday and I was in shorts and getting pretty hot by the end and then yesterday:
I must have really worn them out because this never happens:
A cookie present from a friend and while I usually try to share my treats with kiddos… this one was all mine (mother-of-the-year). There is something magical in these cookies.
Last night I got an urgent phone call from my sister telling us to bring an Easter basket and to meet them at the BYU baseball fields. Brooke wasn’t really excited to see her cousin or anything.
We watched the softball game and then Brooke got to meet all of the players and get their autographs.
And then they set out a million Easter eggs. I think because of the lame weather yesterday a lot of people didn’t show up so each kid ended up with a ton of eggs.
I told her to be extra speedy because they had a bunch of gift cards in different eggs.
They all did pretty well for themselves.
We all ended up with gift cards which meant —> Pizza Studio for dinner and it was all free. Don’t mind my nephew, he was just hangry because it was 8 pm by the time we ate.
This place was awesome because they let you put on as many toppings as you want. On my pizza I did half bbq chicken, a quarter cheese for Brooke and then the last quarter a bunch of random veggies. Not a bad way to end a speed work day where all I want is all of the carbs and cheese.
To end off the night I was in bed at 10 with a book. Turns out that getting back into training again with speed and long runs is tiring… but I sure love it.
What have been some of the highlights in your world the last 1.5 days?
Have any Easter traditions?
What are your ideal pizza toppings?
Do you have a go-to speed workout or one that you enjoy more than the others?