Crazy sock day over here. I remembered the morning of so Brooke wore her Rudolph socks (from when she was 3) and Knox wore my Rabbit socks.
Skye likes to check out my stats when I get home from morning runs. 6 miles @ 8:49 average. I was talking to somebody the other day about this but I used to think that if I went over 55 miles in training—> I would get seriously injured. The reason I thought this, because it always happened before I started using coaches. I would go over that 50-55 mile range and boom.. something would happen that kept me out of running for a few days to a few months. But REALLY I am learning, I can go over 55 miles without getting injured.
The difference now is that I really take my easy days easy. I could have gone faster yesterday but I had a hard workout the day before and my body was tired and I knew that I just needed to take it easy… so I did. Before I just tried to run every day medium/hard fast with zero easy days and now most of my days are easy with a medium fast run and a fast run or two throughout the week and it works out really well for me.
Deena Kastor said that her coach always said (I think I heard this on a podcast and in her book)something like—> you can’t overtrain but you can under-rest/recover… so I think that plays a big part too. You can get your miles/intensity up there but you REALLY have to be serious about your recovery/nutrition too to stay injury free. PS I do think that little aches popping up are kind of part of marathon training (by the way, my plantar is back to normal, the boot did it’s magic). PPS I do think some of us are more injury prone than others… I’m just trying to say that taking my easy days truly easy has really helped me personally to increase my mileage.
Andrew and I had a glamourous lunch together while Brooke and Knox were at school and Skye was napping. Salads out of a container. PS that is Andrew’s DC… I’ve stopped drinking it for awhile now.
Skye is teething like crazy right now so she didn’t have her best day… I can’t imagine how painful teething must be. I had to laugh when I set her down on the grass to get my stroller out of the car because she refused to put her right leg onto the grass. She held it up like this for about two minutes… her core is stronger than mine.
Daily homework for this girl now that she is in 1st grade.
We partied at the soccer fields later on.
Andrew brought dinner on his way to the fields.
Red cheeks= the sign of a good day of chasing the ball everywhere.
Brooke now understands the desire to hang out on the ground for a long time after a hard run (they must run at least a mile out there during her games… I’m going to have her wear my garmin one time;).
This is my favorite thing to do after a hard workout. After my 22 miler on Saturday you can find me in this exact location for a few hours.
Knox told me yesterday that he wants to get up early and go for a run with me and Brooke said she would rather stay in bed.
To go along with our power bun discussion yesterday, I felt like this image below is more accurate than it should be for our house. WHERE DO THEY ALL DISAPPEAR TO?!
I’m going to need to try this asap:
A random running picture below… There is a part in How Bad Do You Want It where they talk about Alissa McKaig who ran the US Olympic trials marathon in 2012 in 2:31:56 (which was a huge PR for her and she finished 8th). The book shared something that she did during the race to help her to keep pushing herself, “She reminded herself how much worse she would feel after the race if she backed off than she would feel during the remainder of the race if she kept pressing.” <— I’m going to use this on race day because I want to look back on my race and know I gave my best effort!
Candy corn—> Terrible or a necessity!
Does your face get red when you run? Are you a big sweater or glistener when you run?
-Red face, my face/head doesn’t get super sweaty (hallelujah because I hate washing my hair) but I sweat a lot other than that.
Do any of you get allergies at this time of year?
-Mine have been kicking in and it is quite strange!
What is something that you misplace often?
-Hair bands, my phone and my sunglasses.