The storm showed it’s face in Utah this morning.
Andrew and I had a chance to go out for a run together but we decided to hit some treadmills next to each other instead of the roads. None of the sidewalks are plowed or anything and it is SO crazy slick out… it warmed up yesterday so a lot of the snow melted and then froze again today with some new snow!
Because we took it inside I decided to get my tempo done today instead of tomorrow like I was planning.
2 mile w/u 8:12 average pace
5 miles @ 6:51 average pace
1 mile c/d 8:34
0% incline for the tempo miles because I was just trying to survive.
A picture of what I look like when I’m really hurting and wanting to quit at mile 4.67 of the 6 mile tempo. Next week I will be doing a six mile tempo and we will build from there! My 1/2 marathon is 1 month and 20 days away and I’m LOVING having a race to work towards. It really is the thing that gets me to do the hard workouts, otherwise I’ll just do the medium long easy runs everyday for the rest of my life.
Why we tempo. I’ll try to get up to an 8 or 9 mile tempo before race day and I’m excited to see how my tempo pace drops a bit while feeling like I am putting in the same amount of effort.
After my run I worked on my plank. Palms down and 2.5 minutes… my goal is to hit a 6 minute plank! Anyone else have a planking goal right now?
Amen to this. And add hitting a speed workout to the mix and nothing can bother me ha;)
The kids are excited about the new snow because it means they get to build their snow reindeer. I do not know how we will make a reindeer out of the snow but we will give it a solid try.
My mom has been wearing a new fitness tracker that she got for Christmas and setting goals for her steps and it inspired me to wear mine again. Only problem is that Andrew has his on at all times too so this might turn into a competition for us. He is ahead of me in steps today so I need to find a way to change that.
Knox was all about helping Andrew shovel, Brooke and I stayed nice and warm in the car.
And one of their friends gave them bubbles so they did that for a bit until both bottles were dropped and spilled.
This lunch was amazing. Chicken tortilla soup (from Costco, in the refrigerated area) with some eggs/zucchini/squash and corn tortillas. I was stuffed after this lunch but that felt nice after feeling hangry from my tempo miles.
Oh, and an update on Beretta because I haven’t shown you a picture of her in a while. The snow and scratching her belly are still her two favorite things right now.
I cut Andrew’s hair (well, I just do the back part) and don’t mind the 4 loads of clean clothes that need to be folded on the bed. I’m sure they will find a way to be folded eventually.
Knox told us that he does his best cleaning with a batman mask on. We’ll will just go ahead and go with that.
Andrew and I are going to do a vlog tonight… any topics you would like us to talk about?
What was your lunch today?
How often do you get in a tempo run when you are training for a race?
Do you wear a fitness tracker type thing throughout the day to see how many steps you get in etc?