Our Saturday morning was a busy one and it was filled with something new—> Brooke’s first horse show!
Brooke had to be at her horse show at 7:30, it started at 8, so I knew it was going to be an early morning if I wanted to get in my long run (4:56 a.m. alarm clock). I realized that the horse show was pretty close to where two of my friends run so I sent them a text and asked if I could join them for their long run. I was nervous about it the night before because the two girls (one not in picture below because she started a little earlier and ended before we did) I went with are FAST!! 2:55 marathon fast! I told Andrew I was a bit nervous to run with them since they are so fast and Andrew said, “Good, you need to get out of your comfort zone so this is perfect.”
I’m so glad I did because they motivated me to climb huge hills and keep a good pace for my long run.
Mile 2 had 145 ft of up and mile 3 had 222 ft of up. It hurt but chasing after them kept me motivated and thinking about Veyo hill (mile 7 at St. George Marathon) kept me going.
PS they call this Henry Hill and I’ve heard about it from friends that live in this area for years and now I know why they talk about it ha… it is hard and a mile straight.
Terrible picture below but it was a beautiful morning and I loved running in a new area. I’m going to join them more often.
I brought my trusty huma gels and practice makes progress ==> it’s getting easier and easier for me to take gels.
One of my friends also stashed water bottles and gatorade around the area for us. So nice.
She also brought pb m&ms for her fuel, as you can tell just from this below picture… she is awesome.
I finished, jumped in the car and drove 1.5 minutes to get to Brooke’s horse show (thank you Andrew for getting everyone there so early!!).
16 miles + 4 x 20 second strides (with 60 second walking recoveries)… 16.24 miles total @ 7:37 average.
Brooke had a new horse for the show and she did great! Her coach walked her around and next time she will probably be unassisted, it’s fun to see her so passionate about something.
Skye was pretty excited about the event too.
Came home to this goodness. Toast/guac/eggs/spinach/peppers.
Brooke won a train set at her horse show and that entertained them while Skye, Andrew and I took power naps.
Yes. You never know.
We made it out to get some school shopping done and Old Navy hit the jackpot for us. Yesterday it was 50% off everything for kids and then with my Gap card we got $30 off for spending $100 and I had $30 of rewards on my credit card to use… I get a rush when we hit deals like that.
We stopped at the play place for a minute too. Skye tried out the slide with Andrew and she giggled at the bottom.
Simple dinner at home.
And Andrew’s worst nightmare for my dessert (he wants his brownies to be cooked for 2.5 minutes and as batter-like as possible).
Here is what week #3 of marathon training looked like for me… 9 weeks to go!
Monday: 8.26 miles @ 8:06 average. Climbed some hills—> 600 feet of up!
Tuesday: 6.1 miles @ 8:17.
Wednesday: 8.1 miles @ 8:40 average. Four solo and four with Skye in the Bob. This was a terrible run for me, I’m amazed I finished.
Thursday: 2 mile w/u, 8 x 1000m (.62 miles—> average pace of 6:31 for these) with 200m recoveries (.12 miles), 2 mile c/d. 9.97 miles total.
Friday: Trails with Megan. I haven’t been on a trail run in way too long! 6.54 miles @ 10:04. 665 ft of up!
Saturday: 16.24 miles @ 7:37 average—> longest run in F.O.R.E.V.E.R. Between miles 9-16 my coach had me do a mini surge for the last minute of each mile + 4 x 20 second strides when I finished (and 60 second walking recoveries).
55.21 miles for the week. <— Highest mileage in forever!
What are you up to today?
Do you prefer running with people or solo or does it just depend on the day?