I hope your 4th was amazing. Besides Christmas, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday so I soaked in the day with this clan as much as possible.
Things started nice and early with a run of course. It was my first time ever seeing an Emu while running. I couldn’t go to my normal track (BYU) because of a race going on over there and I tried another track but then I got kicked off of it SOOO I took it to the streets in a new area. It was very flat (except for one hill during my 300m interval) so it worked out pretty great and it was a lot less boring than the track.
PS look how cool my nephew is during his race yesterday—> He was dancing anytime he heard music on the course.
My form focus of the day yesterday—> Loose hands!! During my speed workouts especially I tend to tighten up my hands which I think wastes energy that I don’t want to waste. Trying to be more fluid and less tense. A reader a few years ago told me to imagine holding a pringles chip in each hand and trying not to crush it while I run so that is what I did yesterday. One day I’m actually going to carry some with me:) Imagining it did the trick too!
I definitely put this workout into my watch because there was no way I was going to be able to remember everything! I did mess up on one of my recovery distances when entering it in so I ended with 7.86 miles total rather than 7.75:) I had an average pace of 7:42 and during those last sets I repeated ‘I CAN’ over and over again because these legs were begging to stop. But I can tell I’m getting stronger with these types of workouts so that is always motivating.
Oh and I focused on lifting my feet off the ground fast during those intervals, it was kind of like playing hot lava:)
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
Launch during the w/u & c/d, Hyperion during the speed.
I got home and it was pretty much a second workout to get us all ready and out the door for the parade on time.
We picked up donuts the night before and started with those for the kids.
Some of Andrew’s family came down for the parade too!
Nothing like a 5 year old laying across you when it is 87 degrees outside;) Knox and I have really hit a good point in our relationship lately and it has been so nice. I love the chance I get to have this little boy as my step-son. I know there will always be ups and downs with kiddos but right now, we are having a great up time.
Somehow Skye got in a nap while the marching bands were going by in front of us.
And then once the parade was over and we made it out alive from all of the traffic, we went to J-Dawgs for our post-parade tradition. As you can tell, I like pickles on my hot dogs. The sweet sauce they put on these is unreal.
PS did you see that someone ate 74 hot dogs and buns in TEN minutes yesterday? I can’t even imagine.
Our afternoon was filled with just hanging out at home and then for dinner Candice had us over for a barbecue and it hit the spot.
We finished the day off with Stadium of Fire.
Skye was very interested in any of the fireworks that went off!
One Republic was there and they were amazing. Brooke fell asleep like usual.
And today we will pay for getting home past midnight with the kids;)
Who has a race in July? A birthday in July? What day?
If you had to compete in a food eating contest and had ten minutes to eat as much of one food as you could… what would that food be?
What is the best part of your Thursday going to be?
Would you rather get the chance to sleep in or get into bed earlier than normal at night?