We started off Sunday at church with Andrew’s family. Kids not pictured because they were in current breakdown mode—> sitting still at church is rough at times on them.
We picked up a few donuts afterwards and California donuts always win for me. I don’t know if they actually taste better than Utah donuts (they do) or if it is because I am in vacation mode whenever I’m in California eating them but they ALWAYS taste better to me.
I wonder if the kids will ever eat the non chocolate/sprinkled portion of donuts. With their current track record, I am guessing that they won’t.
Our next stop for the day was the highlight of the trip for the kids. This little girl could play in the waves all day long.
Andrew wanted to be buried.
And Knox loved joining him.
I don’t know how much longer these two will want to be held all of the time for these sorts of things but I’m going to really enjoy this scene while I can.
Life goal of ours—> see how many beaches we can visit together.
We got back just in time to join Andrew’s family for dinner—> enchiladas, salad and perfect watermelon.
Andrew’s grandma then brought out a dessert I have never tried—> Banana Split Frozen Bars. They were insanely good (I need to get the recipe from her) and there was even some of her homemade strawberry jam in there.
After dinner we joined them for their traditional after dinner walk around the neighborhood.
Andrew’s grandpa was telling us about his sister and then Knox said, ‘Now I have a sister’ and then gave Brooke a big hug. And then I took a picture of them together because it was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever heard.
Andrew’s grandma made sure to buy his favorite cereal for him before we got there…
Training last week! I’m happy that between taking Saturday and Sunday off that I was still able to get just a little bit under 50 miles in for the week. Next week I’ll try to get in some really good mileage and speed in before the taper begins. Mileage will start to decrease a little bit but we want to keep up with our speed but shorten our intervals. We may not be in our best running shape for this marathon but Josse and I really want to keep up with some faster leg turnover speed!
Monday: 7 miles @ 8:00 average.
Tuesday: 11.5 miles total. 4 x 1 mile repeats (with 2.5 minute recovery jogs) —> miles = 6:12, 6:10, 6:15, 6:09. Average pace for entire run = 7:32.
Wednesday: 3 miles @ 9:00 average.
Thursday: 20.3 miles for the weekly long run. I felt a lot better this time around because I took in some great electrolytes before the run (it was a hot day…70 degrees at the start and 84 degrees at the end). 8:12 average pace.
Friday: 4 miles on the dirt @ 8:20 average pace
Saturday and Sunday off:)
We have a big Labor Day BBQ (Andrew’s Grandparents have been doing this every year for about 50 years now!) to attend and then we will be on the road back to Utah!!
How was your training last week?
Do you take a 3 or 2 week taper for your marathon? Do you continue to do speed work or cut that out during the taper?
-I’m thinking we will kind of do more of a 2.5ish week taper:)
Favorite beach that you have ever been to?
Have any Labor Day plans?