13.1 miles with speedwork and then squats/glute work afterwards left me very sore and tired Thursday morning. I’m glad I had a run date set up with Josse because it made getting up to run a whole lot easier. 7.25 miles @ 9:05 average.
Off to school for these two. We are very lucky that Brooke and Knox are able to go to the same school because two elementary drop-offs in the morning on our days with Knox would be quite tricky.
I was able to get in some stretching with Skye!
I had a delicious plate of nachos for lunch followed by a cut up peaches and milk combo.
We were able to have my niece over for a few hours in the afternoon.
Brinner for dinner and then it was off to Knox’s soccer game. He scored three goals and did a little dance after each one:)
My sister and her family came to cheer him on and Skye was pretty excited to see them.
8 easy today and 17 miles tomorrow… which is a crazy amount of miles to run but yet marathon training perspective has made me crazy and feel like it will be easy compared to the previous 20s, 19 and 18s.
I have some Friday Favorites to share (some affiliate links included)!
*Steph Bruce’s new blog. Obsessed. I have reread a few of her blog posts because they are so good. “One bad mile can’t define your race, but fighting through to find one good mile can make it.” YES..
*I couldn’t resist. I love goodr glasses so when the new style came out… I went for it. I’m a big fan.
*I started reading this book again to help me prepare for race day! I highly recommend it if you want to work on your brain muscles.
*And also picked up some of my favorite earrings because I lost my last pair.
*I want these shorts just because I love the company now. I LOVE that they didn’t edit her… IT’S REAL and that just makes me want to hug them.
*I finally watched the Boston Marathon documentary and Andrew and I both really loved it. I still can’t believe that these are the shoes that they used to wear for the race. I don’t want to run a mile in these shoes ha:
*We tried out Crust Club and it was so so good. They deliver your pie right to your house (the packaging keeps it cold) and you cook at home. We had the bbq pork and mac and cheese pie and it was the definition of comfort food.
*This video that Oiselle just put out.
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Alicia!!! “Last weekend I did my first warrior dash and I was a bit nervous for the obstacles since I’ve never done any of them and I focus on weight training, but it turned out that the obstacles felt like the easy part. I am not much of a runner and started to train with the coach to 5K app leading up to the 5K obstacle race which I do believe helped. Honestly I still walked a bunch of the warrior dash, but I pushed through to the end and finished under 50 minutes, which I thought was pretty good for a first time. The race isn’t officially timed, but I wore my cheap sports watch to time myself and it survived all the mud!! In the last obstacle, the easiest thing to do was go for a swim in the mud, so I definitely ended as a muddy mess, but it was super fun. I actually already signed up for next year! I have so much respect for runners. You are amazing!! I now have even more respect for trail runners, as there were parts of this run that felt more like hiking.”
Diane wrote about her son Logan!!! “Today we participated in the Pocatello Marathon. We ran the Half Marathon. This was Logan’s 9th half marathon. He is 11 years old. When we started running together, I told him I would be so happy and proud the day he says “Mom, I’m running ahead of you today, I want to go faster.” Well, today was that day. He and his friend left me before mile 1! Logan finished with a huge PR! He ran this half marathon in 2:07! This race he said was hard and he struggled towards the end. He told me he wished I was there to encourage him but he kept telling himself “The times humans give up, they only use 40% of their body’s potential. Push past that 40% and give it your all.” His cross country coach told his team that this week. I am proud of him for pushing past that and accomplishing this half marathon! He placed 3rd in his age group. I finished 2 minutes behind him and still placed 2nd in my age group.”
Have any fun plans for this weekend?
Any great books that you would recommend for the mental side of running/racing/training?
Have any favorite things from this week?
Ever done a warrior dash type race?