15 miles finished before Brooke woke up. I’ll call that a win.
I was able to run with two girls that I haven’t seen for quite some time (one of them I haven’t seen since Jr. High).
Both crazy speedy sub 3 marathoners. I need to keep chasing after them!
The clan of us after a quick water fountain break:
A very blurry picture but I took it while running to give you an idea of the sunrise (I have missed running with sunrises).
We went up the canyon and then back down for a total of 15 miles @ 8:10 average pace. Oh and the girl in the orange below… a 2:47 marathoner!?! Amazing.
Towards the end of our run we were all talking about recovery and what things we do to recover fast after a run and one of the girls told me about THIS article. I loved it and it makes COMPLETE sense to me. I’ve always really believed in the mind body connection and I’ve experienced personally how stress/my emotions can affect my health. I think our minds are WAY more powerful than we think they are.
After a hard workout or race—> go outside, be around supportive/positive people and have positive thoughts and those things can help you to bounce back faster! Try it out!
“A friendly setting- one that enables you to talk, joke, and debrief with our athletes— seems to help with recovery and future performance… Of all the things I’ve tried to expedite recovery after intense training sessions, social interaction seems to work best…. Social recovery has a better impact on heart-rate variability than more traditional recovery techniques like ice baths and massage.”—> good stuff!
Brooke knew I needed some help with recovery today… I’m not used to these longer runs!!!
Brooke finds these little water sprayers outside to be very entertaining and useful to help cool down. She could stay there all day if I let her.
Our other favorite way to cool off this summer… snow cones. I usually have them add 5 different flavors to mine.
I’ve really been loving having Brooke along for all things wedding. She picked out my earrings and has been to all of the dress fittings along the way, she is really invested in the dress too.
And then I brought it home. Lindsey is doing our bridals tomorrow!!!
This post was brought to you with Brooke sitting next to me on her laptop ‘working’ too. We are off to go get Knox (Brooke has been counting down the minutes)!
Also, I felt really tall last night. She is usually in heels and I’m usually in flats and so last night felt a little different.
What are your thoughts on the mind-body connection!? Do you think our mind plays a role in our recovery after a hard run or workout?
What day is your usual long run day?
-This training cycle I have no idea… it will be all over the place!
How tall are you?