Treadmill speed day! I wore my lucky marathon shoes for the speed portion of the workout because they have felt so abandoned lately due to ultra training.
We didn’t sleep super great on Sunday night because our house alarm went off at four in the morning. Andrew had forgotten to lock our door when he took Beretta out that night (which never happens) and there was a huge wind storm that actually blew our door open BUT at first we didn’t know it was the wind that opened the door. So our fight or flight adrenaline response was at an all-time high and I never fell back asleep. I need to stop watching/listening to crime shows because I was freaking out.
I decided I might as well just get up and get my speed workout in for the week. The power bun has returned.
There was a total of 16 minutes of speed and that felt like a lot since I am rarely doing speed anymore. My paces for those intervals ranged between 5:42-6:10 and it really pushed me. I was reminded afterwards how amazing the post-speed workout endorphins are… I’ve missed those.
It’s amazing to me how just little tweaks in our running/thinking can make the biggest difference in our workouts. Yesterday when I started feeling tired and the red stop button was calling my name, I focused on lifting my chest up and taking in a deep breath. That simple tweak in my form and standing taller gave me some positive energy to help me to finish each interval strong.
I switched watches for ultra training! My Suunto started having a lot of issues randomly with freezing and not turning on again (when fully charged) so we hit up Backcountry customer service and they helped us out a lot. We were able to switch over to the Garmin 935. The 935 will last for 24 hours in GPS mode (we needed a watch with a longer battery life) and it has really good reviews so that is why we went for this one. I ordered one of these wrist bands for my Garmin from Amazon to add some color.
I finished my treadmill run and my watch said that I had gone 9.25 miles but then it let me calibrate it to what the treadmill said I did. Hopefully now it will be even closer to what the treadmill says when I use it on treadmill mode. I’ll let you know if it does!
10 push-ups on my toes and then it was time to get the kids up and going for school—> That was harder than my workout;) They were not ready for Christmas break to be over.
Are you sick of all of my snow pictures yet? It snowed for the majority of Sunday and a lot of Monday too. The rest of the week looks clear so there is a chance our 28 miles (in two days) of long runs will get to be outside!
Skye now uses our stools as a walker to get around the house. I’m guessing she will be walking in about 3 more weeks.
It was my sister’s birthday yesterday. My mom, sis and I were able to go out to lunch together kid free (thanks Andrew)!
She requested 180 Tacos and we were all more than happy about dining there.
Her other request for her birthday was to watch TV together in the middle of the day for a little bit without any thoughts about things on our to-do lists. I like her birthday.
The rest of our day included homework, trying not to fall asleep at 5:30 when it got dark outside, having my nephews over so my sis could go on a date with her husband and some work! This week I’ll be running around 65 miles so I’m committed to going to bed at a good time each night!
I’ve got a few tangents to share today:
*Knox loves hanging out with Andrew when he uses the snow blower. He runs through the snow the entire time.
*This chicken spaghetti from Joanna’s cookbook is money. We are in a constant need of carb loading over here.
*In my brother’s post yesterday there is a picture from when we were young and having a picnic. That picnic was in Snow Canyon and we ALWAYS went there for picnics growing up. Snow Canyon happens to be my favorite portion of the St. George Marathon = between those two things, it’s one of my favorite places ever. PS if you haven’t read my brother’s responses to you guys in the comments they are really great… you all asked some awesome questions! This was a text from him;).
*And he doesn’t like it when I pick out all of the M&Ms from our trail mix;)
*Whenever it is Andrew’s turn to hide while playing hide-and-go-seek the kids will grab one of his socks and make Beretta sniff it so she can help them find him:). Beretta finds Andrew in less than 30 seconds every time and I’m sure she would still be able to do that without the help of the sock scent too.
*Skye has Andrew wrapped around her little finger.
*And this is why you and I get along so well… we understand each other.
*My pinky toe has done a phenomenal job yesterday doing it’s job TWICE:
Andrew and I love asking each other random questions so I’ll make you join in with us on one of them… If you had to live on a ride at Disneyland for one full year without getting off (food and water given to you…), which one would you choose?
Any small tweaks that you make with your running that help you out a lot?
Share a tangent with me… they are my favorite!
What watch are you using for your running? Do you wear it on the treadmill?