These last two years have sure gone by fast… maybe that is because in these last two years we’ve been blending a family, Skye was born, remodeling a house, lots of school (for Andrew) and all sorts of randomness. Best two years ever!!!!
Sure grateful for this guy and beyond happy he is mine.
The Maid of Honor and Best Man at our wedding.
Let’s chat about our Saturday really quick!
I could not get myself out of bed Saturday morning so I paid for it with warmer weather than I’m used to because I left later. At least I got to see a rainbow!
My coach told me to go out for 90 minutes of easy running filled with hills so I drove over to a place that I could get in a few hills easily. PS if you are wondering, the Levitates work wonderfully on hills.
I cheated and went 67 seconds longer than the run was scheduled for but I just really wanted to hit 11 miles ha.
Here is what the hills looked like. I did not feel great during this run. At all. I’m amazed I didn’t turn around at .35 miles. But I felt really good after the run so I’ll take it. Adding this to my training bank account and I’ll remember that I didn’t quit when I wanted to during my next race.
PS I listened to this and it was the first time I have listened to a podcast with Jordan Hasay and it was awesome—> HERE! I love Lindsey’s podcast.
Made it back right before the girls woke up (everyone is still recovering from the 4th). I attempted to stretch but that didn’t last long.
We drove up to my in-law’s house and hung out there for a bit before Andrew and I left to celebrate our anniversary.
Andrew’s brother and sis-in-law are here too so we got to spend time with them!
And then we left Brooke and Skye with my sis-in-law that lives in the area.
It was the first time that both Andrew and I were away from Skye for the night!
Valter’s Osteria for dinner. Go here if you are ever in Salt Lake City! I could not believe how amazing everything tasted.
I had the lasagna and I’ll be dreaming about it until I get the chance to come here again. Oh and their bread.
Lots of walking, lots of talking about the last two years and lots of planning for our future.
Monday: 8 miles @ 8:29 average with some good hills.
Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:30.
Wednesday: 7.86 miles @ 7:42 average! Speed workout—> 1.5 mile w/u Repeat 3 times (i.e. 600m, 400m, 300m, 200m x 3): 600m @ interval w/400m recovery jog, 400m @ repetition pace w/300m, recovery jog, 300m @ repetition pace w/200m recovery jog, 200m @ repetition pace w/400m recovery jog, 1 mile c/d. My paces for the 600m= 6:20, 6:19, 6:14. My paces for the 400m= 5:59, 5:48, 5:36. My paces for the 300m= 5:55, 5:48, 5:46. My paces for the 200m= 5:43, 5:37, 5:38
Thursday: 45 minutes easy. 5.12 miles @ 8:48 average pace.
Friday: 6 miles @ 8:47 average pace.
Saturday: 11 miles easy of running and my coach asked me to find a super hilly route for this workout… and I did. 8:17 average pace.
43.98 miles for the week!
What is the elevation where you live?
How often do your runs include hills?
What do you have going on today?