Turns out I wasn’t as lucky with this round of PIG compared to last time I played with Andrew. I have no chance to win again… but at least I will never lose at air hockey (Andrew is always amazed by my cockiness when it comes to air hockey).
Andrew and I went to the gym to run together this morning. We both decided that an easy run sounded best since we were exhausted… I had already given Andrew his workouts for the week and he just chooses what days he does them. I did a mile and decided that I was actually excited to get speed in today (weird, I know… I’m blaming it on my music making me want to push it). Andrew saw that I started doing my speed after a mile warm-up so he decided to do his too. I rarely do speed on a Monday (probably because I eat so much junk on Sunday’s and stay up too late) but it felt good this Monday so I’m just going to go with it. I’ll probably take the next 2 days or so easy and then go for the really hard workout of the week.
This is what today looked like! Taken from this training plan. My .5 mile pace was a 6:30 average which meant I was rotating between 9.1-9.4 for the 12 repeats. The 45 second recovery SPEEDS went by way too fast. Feel free to start out with less repeats or stop running for the recoveries. I just prefer to move a little bit (I was doing 5.5mph for the 45 seconds break) because that is easier for me than completely stopping and starting again.
Also, when I do speed work on the treadmill I wait to start counting the interval until the treadmill is completely up to speed. The pace for these intervals is NOT an all out pace but you will be feeling it for those last 4ish repeats:) I was happy that this 6:30 pace felt more comfortable than it did a few weeks ago—> oh the joys of speed work, tracking them and looking back on our workouts and seeing improvements. 9.2 miles for the day.
Andrew started week #2 for his speed work! This is his first time incorporating intervals into his running so I really want to be careful that his body is happy with it. Last week he did 10 minutes total of intervals and this week 15 minutes total. He liked this one a lot and ended with 5 miles for the day.
Because I wasn’t planning on doing speed until a mile into my run, I wore my Launch 4s for the workout. They worked FABULOUS for speed which made me happy because I would love to race in these soon.
My brother sent me this picture just as he finished up his run. The joy of being a runner when you are a pilot:
Now for the usual randomness:
*Brooke is really into games and puzzles all of the sudden which I am loving.
She legitimately beats me at the Spot It game… her brain is way faster than mine.
Her Minnie Mouse dress has now turned into a shirt.
I call this my power lunch… it fills me up with all sorts of energy and fuel: sweet potato, ground turkey, avocado, squash/zucchini sautéed, tomatoes and corn.
Beretta got a new dog bed. This one is supposed to be better for her joints and keep her cooler… so far so good. She is half asleep in below pictures ha.
Some days I am reminded how ridiculously grateful I am that I cracked my femurs almost 6 years ago… It was that injury that finally woke me up to realize I was not treating my body right. It was the injury that I thought was the worst thing ever at the time but it was actually the biggest blessing. It got me to eat and exercise in a way to get my period back and be healthy enough to get Brooke. I’m really grateful I couldn’t run Boston that year and realized that it was time to gain body fat to get my bones healthy again and all that jazz. Thank you femurs.
Anything in your world that seemed like the worst thing ever that turned out to be one of your biggest blessings?
Where is the absolute PRETTIEST place you have ever run?
What was your lunch today?