Long run last weekend = magical, skittles, unicorns.
Long run this weekend = I felt so off for those final miles and like the pace I was going was 2 minutes per mile faster than it actually was.
We switched up my workout this weekend to be a fast finish long run. I did the first 13 miles on my own and I felt pretty okay with a 7:45 average. I took a gel at mile 5 and mile 12 but I’m guessing I didn’t take enough water with my gel and I started cramping as soon as the fast 5 fast miles started. It could have also just been an off day or the lack of sleep probably played a role (I could not for the life of me fall asleep until Andrew got home at around 1 from the airport) or it’s just marathon training. I hit the paces that I wanted for the day but I REALLY gave it my all for those last 5: 6:51, 6:53, 6:54, 6:59, 6:45.
I gave my best for the day and that’s all that matters:) I give myself about 30 minutes after a run to be frustrated with how it went and then you just gotta move on. There is no point in dwelling on it unless it went fabulous and you felt strong and confident… I feel free to dwell on those runs for weeks:)
I added a nice hill in mile 3 but other than that I didn’t gain a ton of elevation. The last 5 were flat as can be.
Definitely the best part of my run= Skye and Andrew joining me for the last 5. I joined up with them and I had Andrew go ahead of me and told him to maintain a sub 7 pace so that I could chase after them. This was Skye’s first time in the trailer and she did better than expected and didn’t make a peep… I even got a few smiles when I caught up to them and was next to her which was motivating ha.
My watch hit 18.000000 and I went straight to the curb:)
Like Des says:
The grass felt pretty great afterwards that is for sure. I would have stayed there for a few hours if I could have ha:)
Have you tried the TJ’s hash browns? I think they are pretty great (and easy). I was very hungry after this run.
Our afternoon was pretty low key and we just got things done around the house but at night we went out!
We were on our way to a different restaurant and then saw Olive Garden and the idea of pasta, breadsticks dipped in alfredo and salad won my heart.
Later on my mom watched Skye while we went to see the new Mission Impossible!
Brooke is having a great time in California. She gets home this afternoon and I can’t wait!
Here is what week #5 of training for the St. George Marathon looked like for me!!
Monday: 8 miles @ 8:04
Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:36
Wednesday: 11 miles @ 7:13 average pace.
2 mile w/u
2 miles @ marathon pace (I went a tiny bit faster for these but they felt very comfortable…): 6:47, 6:47.
3 minute easy jog
5 x .5 miles @ threshold (with 1 minute easy jogs after each one): 3:13, 3:10, 3:10, 3:07, 3:07—> 6:23 average pace for those.
3 minute easy jog
2 miles @ marathon pace: 6:42, 6:39
C/d until I hit 11 miles (around 1.37 miles).
Thursday: 6.17 miles with a friend @ 8:35 pace.
Friday: 6 miles @ 8:57 pace while pushing Skye.
Saturday: 18 miles @ 7:31 average pace. First 13 @ 7:45 and last 5 @ 6:53 average.
55.17 miles! The mileage is getting up there (for me:)!
What are you having for your Sunday morning breakfast?
What was the last movie that you saw?
Describe your last run in three words: _________ , ________ and _________.