Final double-digit run of this training cycle is done and done and we are officially in race week!
First, let’s talk about the huma mixed with water in a flask combo that I thought was going to be life changing for my marathoning. Nope. I took one sip and realized it is not for me within a second. The taste and texture was not great in my opinion and I couldn’t imagine sipping on that during a race. Back to the tried and true combo for me of taking a huma and then drinking water separately.
Beretta came along for the first six miles of my run and in the picture below you can see her tail is wagging. She loves our runs and does a great job keeping things interesting (aka we came across another cat along with a lab that decided to come and join us on the run… with the leash around my waist, she keeps me on my toes).
I dropped her off really quick and then went out for another six. I kept seeing little pumpkin patches in people’s yards… We need one of these.
I was really happy with how this run felt. My coach told me to keep it easy and she said to go between 9-12 miles. I felt relaxed and loved spending the 92ish minutes thinking about Saturday and my goals.
PS It took me about a mile to figure out why my right forearm felt sore during the run… Air hockey from the day before. Andrew and I get a little too into that game to the point that it makes my arm sore so I will definitely not be playing that this week.
I came home and had a few minutes to get ready for soccer games. I grabbed my fuel and we were off.
I didn’t used to be a believer of BCAAs but now I am (and maybe it is all placebo effect but I’m okay with that too).
They both had soccer games yesterday. One at 9 and one at 10 and they were at different parks so we drove two cars to the games.
Andrew picked up a hot chocolate for me on the way there and it was heavenly.
The kids love soccer for many reasons but I have a feeling that one of the biggest reasons they love soccer is for the snacks afterwards. Poptarts and gatorade were yesterday’s treat for Brooke:
Chores, Legos and laziness filled up the rest of the day (oh and we had salad and pizza for lunch at home).
My body is feeling pretty good right now but my hamstrings are pretty tight so I spent some time on those.
As you can tell we had egg, spinach and toast scrambles for dinner.
And then the kids went outside and played with their neighbor buddies.
We watched from the blanket.
I finished off the night with a few bowls of this stuff because cereal at night is the absolute best.
One week to go and here is what last week looked like:
Monday: 8 miles @ 8:45
Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:27
Wednesday: This one felt terrible but that is part of the taper. 2 mile w/u, 3 miles @ 6:50, 6:52, 6:36. .5 easy. 3 miles @ 6:51, 6:53, 6:36. 1 mile cooldown. 9.5 miles @ 7:15 average.
Thursday: Off and it felt strange. Very strange.
Friday: 5.2 miles @ 7:45 average pace.
Saturday: 12 miles @ 7:42 average. Felt easy and relaxed which was welcome after the first few days of the week!
40.7 miles for the week which is a little higher than I was planning and this next week is all about recovering and gearing up.
What is your Sunday filled with today?
Best run and worst run last week?
-Saturday was my best and Wednesday was my worst.
Poptarts—> Delicious or no thank you?
-As a kid the s’mores one was life to me.
Favorite NIGHTIME cereal?
-Right now, Lucky Charms.