*You have to admit, doing this after a run (whether it is an easy, hard or medium one) feels pretty incredible. This is what I dream about during the last few miles of a race too:)
Happy Tuesday! I hope your day has been a good one so far! My brain is all over the place today so I feel like a tangent post is necessary.
*Josse and I went on a run this morning together and after I went on and on about the recovery from a 1/2 marathon being doable I was quickly humbled this morning:) I think I told Josse 45 times over the course of our 7 miles that I needed to slow down. Being the good person that she is, she totally slowed down for me big time. My body feels good but my breathing was crazy so I really took it down a notch.
*50 degrees, a slight breeze and some Vitamin D…. STAY LIKE THIS FOREVER.
*I don’t do any strength training the week (ehhhh two weeks this time around) leading up to a race and so it was time to get back for 20 minutes of arms and core. I was talking to my sister on the phone while doing doing this and I told her that I can’t believe she does this (weight training) for fun and she told me she can’t believe I would choose to pay money to go run 26.2 miles for fun.
We have quite different opinions on what fun is it turns out.
*Brooke gave me a hug and this face when she realized I finally picked up some more bread so she could have a honey and almond butter sandwich.
*Yep, Rudolph is still a main part of our daily life. I’m just glad she forgot about the Rudolph soundtrack CD in the car because I don’t think I can listen to that one more time until December rolls around.
*Somebody made play-doh at school today and thought she was a pretty big shot.
*Had a lunch date—> we ate drive-thru salads in the car—> we really need to stop being so fancy.
*He just got these wireless headphones (Skull Candy) at Utah Run (my goto running store… they by far have the best stuff and that is where my race outfit was from last week) and he said they are REALLY good ones in case you are in the market for wireless headphones!
*I have a Costco tub of strawberries in my fridge and they might not make it past tonight. Berries are almost as good as candy.
*I came across this workout that I used to do on the treadmill and thought I would share it. Adjust paces to your needs and this will be a killer workout. It made the time FLY by. I am going to do this workout next week and repeat the workout portion (easy pace, stead state pace, tempo run pace, interval pace) twice before taking the cool-down. Legs, get ready for this:
*According to my Garmin stats/heart rate during the race on Saturday and Training Peaks (how I’ve been recording my workouts for years now)… my Threshold Pace Value (‘the maximal running pace an individual can sustain for an effort of approximately 45-60 min in duration”) has gotten faster over the months which is exciting. I’ll stick to about a 6:30 for all of my tempo runs for the next little while until it drops down again!
*Brooke’s friend shared her Frosty with Brooke today at the park—> in kid world that is one of the biggest acts of kindness there is.
Time is running out to get your NEW FAVORITE RUNNING SHIRT!!!
Have any Tangents to share today!?
How are you recording your runs lately?
Favorite type of berry?
Ever run with wireless headphones? What brand?
Would love to hear your favorite speed workout these days? We are always needing new ideas!