You know what’s harder than doing 5 mile repeats?
Doing 5 mile repeats and then giving your 5 year old a piggy back sprint from the car to her class (which felt longer than normal yesterday) so she wasn’t late (there is always time for a selfie). My legs were hurting big time at the end of this ha.
Let’s talk about this workout of mine that was quite humbling. PS my Levitate review is coming soon but for now I’ll just tell you they feel like you are running on a trampoline. They definitely are energizing.
My coach had me do a 2 mile warmup, 5 x 1 mile with 1 minute recovery and a 2 mile cool-down. In the notes of this workout my coach said, “Keep the pacing around 6:55-7.. there is only a 1-min rest, so if you’re not careful with your pace, it will nip you in the butt!!!” Yes, I was nipped in the butt.
When looking at the workout I thought oh this won’t be too hard. I’ve totally got this workout, heck I’ll feel like a million bucks during those mile repeats.
Turns out that 60 seconds of recovery goes by incredibly fast.
My paces for those miles were—> 6:59, 6:52, 6:52, 6:56 & 6:59. I hit the goal times for the workout but goodness gracious that workout ate me alive.
That 1 minute recovery is a tease. You finish a repeat and the recovery reminds you how good it feels to not be running fast and then you blink and you have to accelerate all over again and start the next one. It was hard but it was fun and I was happy to have a body that let’s me run but I was reminded that running is very hard. It made me thankful for my easy runs today and tomorrow ha.
It was one of those workouts that you have to remind yourself that hurting in that moment is going to make race day hurt a little bit less (or hurt the same amount but you’ll just be going faster because these hard workouts made you stronger;).
Oh and of course I used my ‘pumping my arms faster when my legs wanted to slow down’ trick.
With the warm-up and cool-down I finished with 9 miles (for the 1 minute recoveries I just stopped my watch and walked) for the day. Can’t wait to see 5 miles in a row with no recoveries at this pace:
SPRING. Too bad this outfit only lasted for about 45 minutes yesterday.
Mid-morning Andrew took Knox in to our pediatrician to find out he had Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. So we decided that I should leave with the girls (neither of them were in contact at all yesterday so I doubt they will get it) while Andrew stayed home with Knox to help him to get feeling better. Poor little guy. I hate it when kids are sick, I would so much rather be sick myself because they are just so little and innocent.
We went and grabbed some lunch at Corner Bakery. Brooke is also a breakfast all day long lover like me.
Breakfast foods just put you in a really good mood.
So does Target. We walked around there for a very long time.
We are in charge of the family Easter egg hunt this weekend so we picked up the goods for that. I’m just thankful that there are now different types of jelly beans than the gross kind that I grew up with;)
Speaking of Easter egg hunts… THIS x 1,000,000:
And then the girls and I went over to my mom’s house. I brought my foam roller because I didn’t stretch or foam roll right after my run and my body needed it big time.
We had a pretty chill afternoon. Brooke was happy to get to play with her cousin that is staying at my parents’ house. She was also very happy that my mom has the perfect area for us to all watch her gymnastics.
Skye and I attempted to get some things done on the floor a bit later.
And then my parents started making dinner. Yep, pancakes. Turns out it runs in our family. Breakfast for all three of my meals yesterday;) Also, my dad is allergic to eggs so he just adds this packet of apple sauce to replace the egg for his pancakes. I think my dad is to blame for my pancake obsession—> EVERY Sunday when I was a kid we could come home from church and my dad would make a pile of pancakes and we would eat and talk together.
This scene below from my parents’ yard is a love/hate relationship… I am so excited to see that spring is arriving but I am so not excited for my allergies to kick in.
Here’s to hoping that this little guy is 100% soon. He leaves again tonight but I think he loved his one on one time with Andrew all day yesterday!
Anyone else with a husband that is sending this note out today too:
Who else has seasonal allergies? What helps you? I’m not sure what I’m going to do this year since I’m breastfeeding?!
Had a humbling workout lately? What was it?
What’s your workout today?
-4 miles at an easy pace. Wahoo!
I would like to hear your thoughts on black jelly beans. What percentage of people do you think like those?
-My mother is one of the three people that I know that likes that flavor of jelly bean.