I’m still just so in love with the Levitate 2s (you can read my review here). The extra bounce was very needed the day after my track workout! Six miles @ 8:33 average pace and once again, my hands were cold for my run. Maybe I’m going to need to start wearing gloves in the mornings.
During my run yesterday I remembered something that I used to do that helped me when I got tired during a race to speed up rather than slow down. When I was in those final miles of a race and my body was so tired and hurting—> I would remind myself that if I speed up a bit, I’ll start to use different muscles that aren’t as tired as the ones that I’ve been using already for many miles. I’m not sure about how scientific that logic really is but changing up my speed and speeding up seems to help because it felt like I was firing different muscles and switching up my form/cadence so even though it was still hard, it was different. Does that make sense? Maybe it’s all in my head but it has helped me during many races.
Another helpful tip for your hard runs/races—> In the comments yesterday, Diana said this and I had to share it: “The other day during a workout I remembered something that I heard in a podcast that totally helped me. The idea was that we shouldn’t wish to not feel pain in a workout/race but instead wish that we are strong enough to overcome it. It totally helped me because I started off thinking- man this hurts, I wish it didn’t hurt. And then realized- no it’s supposed to hurt and I just want to be strong enough to get through it!”
Isn’t that great?
I have some girl talk. Feel free to skip! My cycle is right at 28 days and I realized yesterday that means I will not be on my period for the marathon. Hallelujah. Ever since I’ve had Skye my periods have felt a lot worse (anyone else have that happen after babies?!) so I’m happy to skip over that. I have only done one marathon while on my period (Boston) and I’m happy that won’t be happening this time. BUT I also have heard that many women perform great on their periods. Like Paula Radcliffe! I would love to know how it effects you and your training!
Skye’s latest thing is holding the back of my hair whenever I carry her. Maybe she does this after seeing Brooke guide her horse around the arena with reins… she tries to do the same thing with me.
We went on a short walk later on and Skye did her usual leg up thing that she loves to do.
And then we did this:
Then we picked up Knox from Kindergarten. He told me a girl in his class gives him butterflies:)
Andrew was off taking a test he was pretty stressed about. He did really well and passed! He has now been in his program 2 years and he has just one semester left! His program started with 15 people and now they are down to 5. I’m so proud of him for rocking this tough program so well.
We picked up Brooke from school and grabbed some froyo. Then I went to Target alone with the kiddos and it went much better compared to last time.
Why eat dinner when you can just turn around and stare at Beretta?
Soccer has started and Brooke had her first game. Knox has his first game today (they are on different teams now that they are in different grades)! We are going to be at the soccer fields a lot this month!
And then we ended up staying at the park until way after everyone’s bedtime…
Because sometimes it’s just necessary to do that.
How does your period affect your running?! Ever been on your period during a big race?
Mom’s reading: Periods after kids—> are they worse for you, better or no change?
What is your run or workout today?
How is your day going so far? I want to know!