Good morning everyone! I hope your weekend has been great so far. I head back home later today and can’t wait to see Andrew and the kids. Let’s chat about day #2 of Seattle.
Things started off at 7 when I met a few of the Brooks Ambassadors for a 3 mile run. Then we got on a bus and headed to where the Brooks Beasts (they are professional middle distance track athletes) work out!
We did 5 miles with them and I asked them a million questions. I was very relieved by the end that I didn’t accidentally trip one of them and cause an injury or something. It was so fun to hear about the crazy workouts that they do to prepare for their workouts. Hannah and Henry:
Quite a beautiful scene to see:
From there the Beasts took us into the gym where they work out and showed us one of their strength workouts. The TRX bands are no joke. They are sending us the workout and I’ll make sure to post it because it was killer.
We jumped on the bus afterwards and drove straight to Cactus for brunch. They set up a buffet so I didn’t even have to make the tough decision of whether I go for a sweet dish or a savory dish. I just grabbed a plate of each.
Please eat this if you ever get a chance. Or if you find a good recipe for this… please send it to me right now.
Churro Waffle. How have I not thought of this wonderful creation? It was even better than a normal churro… Probably because I dipped each bite into syrup too.
Quick showers and then we went on a walk.
We went over to the Space Needle and walked all around the different surrounding areas.
And then at 5 we took it to a boat to hang out for a few hours and eat dinner!
FYI post written very late at night… I’ll be back to normal for tomorrow’s post. Have a relaxing day!
I see them today!!
Here’s what training looked like this last week! It was my highest mileage week in a long time!
Monday: 7 miles @ 8:40 pace.
Tuesday: 8.1 miles of running.
2 mile w/u
Set 1—> Repeat 3 times: 400m interval pace, 90 second walk, 300m repetition pace, 2 minute walk.
Set 2—> 10 minutes at threshold
Set 3—> Repeat 3 times: 400m interval pace, 90 second walk, 300m repetition pace, 2 minute walk.
2 mile c/d
Threshold pace= 6:41, 400m pace= 6:13ish, 300m pace=5:55ish
Wednesday: 6 miles @ 8:35 pace.
Thursday: 8.24 miles @ 8:27 w/ 4 x 20 second pick-ups at the end.
Friday: 10.25 miles total! 4 mile w/u, 3 x 1 mile @ 7:10 w/.25 recoveries, 2.5 mile c/d. Average pace—> 7:50.
Saturday: 8 miles at I’m not sure what pace because I forgot to start my garmin again but we did an out and back so I know the distance:)
47.59 miles total and not enough strength training but I’ll get back to that next week:)
What is your Sunday filled with?
What was your best run last week? Hardest run?
Sweet or savory breakfasts—> what’s your favorite?