Post-workout, pre-Andrew leaving for a shift, pre-Brooke going to school and present-Skye wondering why our family takes so many selfies:
My workout was flat as a pancake. I drove to a track and ran around that area for the entire run except for the 800s. I was the only person at the track but I did find somebody’s shoes there. Hopefully they remember where they left them.
For the 800s I did the first lap without looking at my watch and tried to run the pace I was supposed to go just by feel. For a few of the intervals I was on and for a few of them I was way off on the pace ha. For the second lap of the 800s I would look at my watch to help me get back on pace again. I think it is fun to try to run a certain pace without my gamin’s help… try doing this if you want to switch things up:)
2 mile W/U
2 miles @ marathon pace: 6:47, 6:47.
3 minute easy jog
5 x .5 miles @ threshold (with 1 minute easy jogs after each one): 3:14, 3:11, 3:13, 3:12, 3:08—> 6:23ish average pace for those.
3 minute easy jog
2 miles @ marathon pace (I went a bit faster for these but felt comfortable): 6:44, 6:39
C/D until I hit 11 miles (around 1.37 miles).
Overall stats. My garmin wouldn’t synch to put the workout on it before I started so I was doing the lap buttons myself. It was a fun game to try to hit the lap button at the exact second it needed to be hit and I’m glad I could remember what rep I was on throughout the workout ha.
My coach warned me about those .5 mile repeats even though going into it I thought they would be easy. They weren’t and those one minute recoveries were quite short. Running a 6:50 mile feels 40295 times more comfortable for me than running in the 6:20s even for shorter intervals… It’s a good thing I don’t need to run this marathon in the 6:20s (yet;).
I came home and did my favorite thing to do after a hard workout, lay down on the sidewalk for a few minutes and just relax. This workout felt harder than my 19 miler last weekend for some reason… I’m guessing because it was really windy and humid for Utah but also, that’s just how training goes. Some days feel amazing and some days you just have to count steps to get through the hard parts.
Green smoothies for breakfast along with cereal. Brooke asked me yesterday to put red peppers and snap peas in her lunch every day… I’m not asking questions about why she is suddenly very into vegetables lately but I’m just going to ride this wave for as long as possible.
A cute little kiss to Skye before she left for the day and Andrew dropped her off on his way to work. Skye and I went on a mini walk with a neighbor.
Stretching happened while Skye ate.
And then we got to be with Knox. He told me that he couldn’t believe how much Skye had grown up since he last saw her… two days ago;)
I got in a few planks (thanks Knox for the pic) too.
PS Knox asked for a camera for his bday… he loves taking pictures and his selfie game is strong.
PPS I gave this picture and frame to Brooke for her birthday and I love how she decorated it. Some days she will literally carry it around the house with her and set it down right next to her. Her love for Elf is sure strong. Both kids start soccer next week too which will be so fun to watch!
Knox and I had a picnic together yesterday (Brooke and I did the day before and I wanted to do it with Knox too with his favorite meal):
I had some veggies too in a chicken burrito.
And we also made some delicious Snickerdoodles! Then I went to a BBQ at night with the youth in my area.
I am positive that my marathon in October is going to be by far my best one yet… one of the reasons I am sure of this is it will be BANGS FRIEND (my bff from when I was living in California) FIRST MARATHON!! She will be there. Rocking the course (her training has been awesome so far!). I cannot wait to see her and I just know she is going to do amazing.
Favorite cookie to make.. and recipe please so that I can make them with the kids!
Where do you get your training plans? Do you ever make up your own or piece different ones together?
What has the best part of your week been so far?
Would you rather do your speed work on a treadmill, track or the roads?