Good morning! I hope your Sunday is a good one and that you’ve had a great week of training. Mine went a little something like this:
Monday: 9 miles @ 7:54 average.
Tuesday: 3 x 3 miles!!! Short w/u (.15 miles) 3 x 3 (1st set: 6:52 average, 2nd set: 6:41 average, 3rd set: 6:45 average), c/d. Total of 12 miles @ 7:12 miles. This was a killer workout for sure. The goal was to make marathon pace feel more comfortable by getting in these sets at 20-30 seconds faster than marathon pace.
Wednesday: 5 miles @ 8:50 pace.
Thursday: 16 miles with Josse @ 8:10 average.
Friday: 3 treadmill miles @ 8:55 pace
Saturday: 5 miles total—> 7:35 average. First and last mile easy and middle three miles at about race pace (7:15-7:20ish). It was warm out (Utah weather… it is supposed to be back in the 80s again next week) but I’m happy with how race pace was feeling (although, it was only for 3 miles).
50 miles total.
And this next week mileage cutback is A MUST. I’m more than okay cutting back on a little speed but those daily miles, I just love them. BUT if I want marathon day to go as planned, I got to do what it takes and rest up a bit!
After my run (yeah…. I went at like 11:00), we got some yard work done. Quite an efficient way to mow the lawn:
And a quick lunch. I go through at least a half to a full avocado a day. I can’t get enough. I just feel better when I make sure I am getting in some really good fats each day too.
When both kids fall asleep in the car we take advantage and just hang out and talk.
We made our way up to the Utah State Fair:) We told the kids all week long we would go and so they were pretty excited to finally get there.
Their favorite ride:
Our favorite ride (for me because it did not involve going in circles in the slightest—> I can’t handle those rides for half a second).
These two (ps I just capture the really sweet moments, it would be weird to take pictures of their fighting moments;). Also, Andrew and Knox love having him wear the little GoPro so that we can see the world from their perspective sometimes.
We decided to try a deep fried Snickers while we were there. We both had one bite. It was ridiculously rich. I hear the deep fried oreos are better so maybe next year we will give those a try instead.
And then we came home and did the normal stuff and Beretta forgave us for going to the fair without her.
Nightly showers (they take showers now… how are they so old?!) and Brooke plays on my phone while I brush her hair out. Last night she took selfies instead.
It’s game time over here (13 days till the marathon) so foam rolling
And then Knox showed me the proper way for one to roll their feet out.
Just because we all think Andrew is our pillow.
Two more examples of my above statement:
What has been the highlight of your weekend?
Ever tried any deep fried weird combinations? Any good ones?
What was the best run of your week this last week?