I made it back to the track!
My body knows that whenever I step on a track, it is in for some pain.
Skye woke up and ate/fell back asleep at around 5:15 and then I got to work prepping to get out the door for my run. I had half of a jelly sandwich and a drink that included a bit of clean energy (from Vega.. 1/4th of a serving, I don’t want to become reliant on caffeine) and some nuun. I actually really liked the combo of the two things and I’ll be doing it again for hard workouts.
My coach had me do A-Skips and B-Skips after my warm-up to get nice and ready for the speed portion. If you’ve never done these, try them:
This is what the workout looked like. It has been a long time since I have done 800s and I decided to completely forget what I used to do these at a few years ago and just focus on my journey N.O.W.
For the 800s—> 3:10, 3:10, 3:11, 3:10, 3:13, 3:07.
For the 200s—> :43, :44, :43, :43, :44, :40
I took my recoveries as a VERY easy jog.
I love this track because you cannot beat the views here and there are always people here in the early mornings (I just waited until they were out of the frame to take the picture).
During my first 800 the song ‘Ain’t Gonna Die Tonight’ by Macklemore came on and I decided that was going to be the theme for my workout. When I was feeling really tired for the last minute of each interval I kept repeating to myself Ain’t Gonna Die This Morning. My brain loves to be dramatic about how hard the pace is feeling so I just needed to remind myself that this was definitely not going to kill me. I can keep pushing it because I was just tired, not dying.
Learning to be comfortable with uncomfortableness.
PS Amy Cragg, Jared Ward and Shalane Flanagan have worked out at this track so it must mean it is a good one. Too bad they weren’t there yesterday;)
Back to this scene afterwards! Breakfast for all of us. Speed work makes me so much hungrier than the normal run.
Followed by some good ol’ rollin. Skye is going to grow up thinking it is normal for people to use this painful contraption after a workout each day ha.
A few more HIGHlights from the day.
*Brooke is all signed up for her race this weekend! AF Canyon has an awesome race for kids too so we will be cheering her on. I can’t wait to see her skills. I’ll have her wear my garmin too:)
*WE FOUND WHERE THE TRADER JOE’S IS BEING BUILT. It is right next to Costco too. All of our grocery needs will be met right next to each other. I’ll be here opening day if you want to meet up together:
*We went to the mall for something and could not pass up Chic-Fil-A without an ice cream cone. My winter daily hot chocolate has obviously been replaced with a daily popsicle or ice cream treat.
*When Skye stretches I can’t even handle it.
*Mindy sent this to me and it made me happy. Anyone do this?
*Skye is so interested in everything right now. She grabs onto everything within her grasp and is showing more and more interest in toys.
Ever tried nuun? What do you use for electrolytes for your training?
How often do you use caffeine before a run?
Tell me what YOUR run is today!. I tell you all about mine so I need to know yours:)
Is procrastinating a run a normal thing for you or not so much?
-In the past absolutely but right now I am on Skye’s schedule ha so I gotta go when I gotta go.