One workout closer to race day!
+cooler temps… if only September lasted 4 months longer;)
+body adapting to pushing it during intervals again
+Lose Yourself by Eminem came on and that sure pushed me during the last mile
-sleeping for 3.6 hours that night because we got home really late that night from California.
Josse has completed THIRTY MARATHONS and so for this training cycle I really have just kind of tagged along with what she is doing. She has raced a bit more but we didn’t really start speed work until just a few weeks ago. It’s interesting because usually I start WAY sooner than that during a marathon training cycle (we started about 8 weeks out this time and usually I feel like I start months before that:). Josse and I were talking about how much we are loving starting with the speed a little bit later on because we aren’t feeling burnt out. We got the endurance in and we are just now having the speed kick in. I think I usually peak with speed a month or so before the actually marathon and although this year I’m not as fast, I’m excited because I think I will feel pretty good on race day. I’ve told you this a million times but I’d rather be a little under trained than over trained and not excited anymore about the race.
Josse had us do one of her favorite marathon workouts… it was actually really fun. It might be my new favorite. It is really nice also because you gain confidence after each set so then when it is time to go to the next one, you can think about how much longer the previous one was that you just rocked.
3 miles—> 6:50 average pace (long term marathon pace… we will probably be at around 7:15 on race day next month), 2 miles—> 6:32 average pace, 1 mile—> 6:05, .5 miles @ 5:43 pace. I was pleasantly surprised with how the workout went so I’ll just hold onto that workout for awhile in my head to build my confidence.
This drinking fountain means the world to us.
Successful day out on the roads for us. PS I haven’t done a speed workout at the track for a very long time. I probably should visit that place again soon but I’m enjoying the roads a lot.
Afterwards we took Chic-Fil-A on over to my mom and dad at their work. The kids had gone a full 4 days without seeing grandma so we had to make it happen (okay, okay… and I really needed to see her:)
And then the two kids helped me out with grocery shopping.
A fridge full of fruits and veggies is heavenly.
I tried to use pretty much everything and make a salad out of it. Perfection.
Brooke found her reindeer socks and Knox found his astronaut shirt so those were both huge events in our world.
The best part of everyone’s day is when Andrew comes home.
The local bike gang took it to the driveway and our sidewalk for an intense ride.
I don’t know. I was tired.
For dinner we made zoodles with grilled chicken. We ate at 9 pm. Not our best idea.
And just a few items of business (aka tangents) I wanted to discuss with you:
*Adding in speed work again has tightened my hamstrings right up. Does that happen to anyone else? I’m trying to get in as much stretching as possible.
*This email came… WHO IS SIGNING UP FOR BOSTON 2017?? I need to get out to Boston again!
*These are available. Candy Corn Trailmix. I must find.
*CONGRATS ANN!!! You won my giveaway for a new sports bra from Brooks!!!
Candy corn—> grosses candy ever, absolutely delicious or could you live with or without it?
What type of music do you usually listen to while running? Pop, country, angry tunes, rap, techno, a mix of everything because it depends on the day?
Who is going to sign up for Boston this year?
Make your own salad dressing or do you have some favorites you buy?