Peak week big workout √
I tried out the Allie Kieffer POWER BUN for my run and it is now something that I will be doing on race day. It felt so so good to have every piece of hair out of the way. I think it made me feel faster too;) She has a tutorial on her IG stories on how to do it. I had to use 3 rubber bands to really get it to stay and I felt like my eyebrows were raised for most of the run because I pulled mine a little tight but I loved it. Next time I am going to brush my hair a little bit before it goes up though ha.
Drinking my UCAN below. The taste/texture makes me gag a tiny bit (I’m a wuss with that kind of stuff) BUT the way it makes me feel during the run is amazing so it is worth it. I don’t think I could take it while running but I can take Tailwind while running so UCAN before and Tailwind during. PS I’m going to write up my exact nutrition plan after my 22 miler this weekend so I can get it 100% ready for race day (even the day before meals).
Beretta joined me for my 1 mile warm-up and then I stopped for a second to put her inside and then got back to it.
The workout was a bit complicated to remember so I put it into my Garmin…. (PS remember how I couldn’t get my workouts to sync on my Garmin the other week? A reader let me know that it was probably just out of storage (which it was) and to delete a few of the workouts on there to get it to work).
But I messed up putting it in correctly and didn’t realize until the second set:
What the workout was supposed to look like:
4 miles @ 7:10
4 miles—> 1 minute @ 6:20-6:25 and 1 minute @ 7:20-7:25 repeat for 4 miles
3 miles @ 6:50
I accidentally made one minor change for my watch;)
1 minute @ 6:20-6:25 and 1 second @ 7:20-7:25 repeat x 14 SOOOO that portion ended a lot sooner than it should have and it took me into the 3 miles @ 6:50 when I was still in the second set. I decided to just save what I had done so far (I didn’t stop, just did this while running) and then start my garmin again and add everything together at the end.
Remember how I said I was a math expert thanks to marathon training? I lied.
I didn’t add everything up together correctly during the run and when I finished, stopped and added it together… I realized I was .46 short so I started running again to hit 13 miles.
What I did for my workout:
1 mile w/u
4 miles @ 7:06
3.54 miles—> 1 minute @ 6:17-6:26 and 1 minute @ 7:10-7:25 repeat for 3.54 miles
3 miles @ 6:43, 6:43, 6:39
1 mile c/d
.46 miles @ 6:40
13 miles total @ 6:59 average!
My coach wanted this to be a practice for pacing for the race (minus the 1 minute back and forth portion:). Start out slower than I want to and then end fast = negative split. The first mile of the workout was the hardest because I think my body is now used to a longer warmup but overall, it felt fun. I smiled and thought a few times that I was really enjoying the work. I’m telling ya… this mental work I’ve been doing for my running confidence is paying off (Kara’s book, this book and this book are helping me the most).
Switching gears for those 3.54 miles was interesting because every 60 seconds you’ve gotta go from one place to the next and my body prefers somewhere in between 6:20-7:20 best. It was 60 degrees outside and that felt amazing with a slight breeze too.
‘This is why we can’t have nice things’ came on during my workout and it made me laugh because I thought about my AirPods… I shouldn’t have nice things because I put them through the wash.
We caught Skye reaching over her high chair to drop food for Beretta. They already have a special bond.
These two had picture day!
I saw this and it brought tears to my eyes. I took Brooke and Knox back to it later to show them.
Skye and I made the UCAN investment. I’ve just been using the individual serving pouches and decided I love it so much it was time to go for the $60 tub at Sprouts. This stuff is so good on my stomach during the run.
It’s a good thing I take so many selfies each day to let me know about things like Skye’s bow being on her ear so I can fix it.
We stopped at TJ’s and Skye maintained her favorite tongue positioning for most of the experience.
She has just started scooting backwards a lot but she ends up getting stuck around the house.
Showered and rolling. I don’t miss foam rolling, I like the R8 personally much better.
I LOVE this salad from TJ’s (when I’m feeling extra lazy especially). I aded half of an avocado to it and it was delicious. A few brown spots on a banana= perfection for me.
Steak, potatoes and carrots for dinner and a real happening night over here!
Also, my plantar is acting up just a little bit with the higher mileage but if I just wear my boot for a night or two, it disappears. The real problem is actually sleeping with this thing on ha.
PS thank you for the well wishes with my brother’s back surgery yesterday. Everything went really well and hopefully he recovers quickly. He is an ER doctor so he is not used to being the patient and he wants to get back to work fast!
Have you ever dealt with plantar fasciitis? What has helped you?
What’s your workout today? I want to hear about it!
How do you typically wear your hair when you run?
Would you rather have hair touching your face during a marathon or have a blister on your foot during an hour long run?
-I’d rather run with a big blister for an hour. I hate hair touching my face;)