My current form problem that I am working on—> It happened big time yesterday, I pull my fists up to my shoulders when I am tired. I don’t know why I’ve suddenly started doing this lately but I need to get those arms back at a 90 degree angle even when I am tired! I think I am tensing my upper body big time during fast stuff and I need to relax and get an efficient/powerful arm swing going.
My coach played a cruel joke on me. She gave me a workout to do so I entered the workout into my watch and when the workout ended I saw that it finished at 9.97 miles. .03 away from double digits. Very funny, Mary;)
It was hot and muggy (for Utah so technically like perfect running weather for those of you that live in Florida, Texas, etc) even though I started early. Running in harder (for me;) running conditions is going to make me so strong for my fall running and fall race.
2 mile w/u
8 x 1000m (.62 miles) w/ .12 mile recoveries.
My coach told me to start at around a 6:45 pace and work down (I started a little too fast) but I was able to work on done from where I started nicely. I took my recoveries seriously… I needed them especially towards the end of the workout. Sometimes I wonder with workouts like this if short recoveries make it harder than just continuing to run fast the entire time because you are reminded during the recovery how good it feels to not be in the interval again.
During the 4th 1000m it started raining really hard but then stopped after 5 minutes which was random. I wore the Launch for the run and felt good but not like I felt last week during my races and I’m sure that is just due to still recovering a bit from those two hard efforts.
My coach told me to do this on the track or the roads. I chose the roads and stayed on the flattest roads possible for the workout.
I stopped once after my final 1000m for a minute to finally fix the thing that annoyed me greatly during the workout ha (those little things get to me during a run sometimes). First, I need to put my socks on properly (IT WAS EARLY) but the sock kept bunching up between my pinky toe and 4th toe. I didn’t want to stop to fix it during the workout but it did consume my thoughts a little too much.
These two were up first (I think Brooke needs the most sleep out of all three) and watched me stretch out.
Pretty much the entire day revolved around finishing up remodeling our bathrooms and laundry room. We are SOOOOO close. I think HGTV needs to make remodeling look a little harder than they do because this has been killing us off and they make it look so easy.
We did get out to grab some new shower curtains. I’ll show you next week all of the before and after pictures!
There was an incident where somehow a pencil shaving got into Brooke’s eye. Andrew was able to wash it out and I thought it was sweet that Knox was so concerned for her.
We had family night with a lesson, ice cream and a show together because remodeling made me too tired to do any other type of activity ha.
Time for a few Friday Favorites (Amazon affiliate links included)!
*Just starting this book and I’m absolutely loving it.
*Breakfast after hard workouts. I started taking these BCAA’s (and I really like them so far—> they say it is great to help reduce fatigue and muscle soreness) after hard workouts. I just mix it with water (it tastes better than I expected it too) + a green smoothie. I had a protein bar about an hour later too.
*I don’t even know where to begin with these. Chocolate coconut almonds from Trader Joe’s. Please remember to thank me after you buy these and try them and realize you can never live without them again.
*5 Reasons Long-Distance Runners Should Race Short Distances Too! <— Really great article. I need to get in another 5k asap!
*This this this this this this this. Don’t forget. Also, if you are looking for a good podcast on body image—> this one (episode 3) was great!
*A few of my friends told me about how good this movie is and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 99% so my sis and I went to see it. It was beautiful and powerful and my sister and I decided we need to listen to Mr. Rogers on tape when we fall asleep each night. It is definitely different than most movies you see in the theater but I left feeling uplifted and excited to continue to help the kids in my reach to feel loved and lovable.
*This onesie from my neighbor. #truth
*The Green Goddess Salad Dressing is so incredibly good. We are also trying out the mango one so I’ll report back to you with my thoughts.
Have any fun weekend plans? Any races? Any long runs?
Homemade salad dressing or do you buy your salad dressing?
What was the last thing that annoyed you during a run?
What are you currently reading?