Which is harder mentally… 14 miles on the treadmill or 25 miles on the snow?
39 miles of mental strength building in 2 days= mission accomplished.
I had to get my run in before the kids were awake and I just don’t trust the ice the day after a snowstorm in the dark (plus another layer was added at night over the ice) so I did it on the treadmill.
Note to self: When I do my next ultra I’ll plan it for training during a bit warmer months.
The first 4 miles were the toughest of the run and then it felt like my body just gave up trying to fight the idea of running the day after a 25 miler and loosened up.
2 hours= 14.26 miles. I added in a few hills throughout the run too but nothing major. The guy next to me kept looking over at me while I was snacking on Gushers throughout my run at 5 something in the morning.
I love how close my Garmin is to the treadmill. My watch was only .02 off.
I didn’t pause my Garmin after the treadmill stopped after the first 60 minutes (that is the limit). For 2 minutes and 35 seconds I put my hair in a Power Bun (I couldn’t stand it touching my back any longer), fixed my socks and drank up so that is why my watch time was longer but I just think it is so cool that they are so close.
Andrew ran on our treadmill at home and we both finished up at about the same time.
Skye wanted to help me refuel afterwards.
We were at Knox’s class for a little while in the morning during Skye’s nap time. That went really well;)
I was 100% very tired after the double long runs this week so when Skye napped, I napped. I took a lot of downtime on the couch too.
If I don’t take time to recover I will have to take time to be injured.
Our kids had some friends over and the mom brought us peanut butter bites when she came to pick them up. They were delicious.
Brooke wanted to pretend she had twins yesterday…
For dinner we put chicken, buffalo sauce and ranch seasoning in the crockpot to make some tacos.
Andrew has his long run for the week this morning!
Time for a few Friday Favorites:
*Angie shared this documentary with me and I LOVED it. It got me through those treadmill miles yesterday, I’m very thankful. Every time I felt tired I just thought about what these people do at the Barkley Marathon and stopped complaining to myself.
*A super interesting episode from Oprah. “The body believes in what your mind is thinking. Although the body is intelligent it cannot tell the difference between the actual situation and the thought. So whatever thoughts you are holding, your body believes that is your reality.”
*Last week when I asked for recommendations on how to keep my legs warm on these cold mornings, Macy told me about THESE TIGHTS. I got them and when I tried them on in the dressing room I started sweating ha so I knew they would help for my winter running. I wore them on my 25 miler and they were magical. I didn’t think once about feeling cold on my legs/butt. They are a new winter staple for me. They were my first purchase from Athleta and I’m sure I’ll be back.
*I also bought this tank from them because I want to test out their unstinkable promise… so far so good.
*Stacey gave me the idea to try Smartwool Knee-high socks to help with the cold runs and she is a very smart woman… these were amazing.
*Caldera 3s!! Full review coming your way when I get more mileage on them but I’m 99% sure these will be my ultra shoes. I wore them for my 25 miler in the snow this week and my feet were very happy at the end and 100% DRY. The grip on the bottom kept me from sliding all over.
*I buy muffins every time I go to Trader Joe’s and while their blueberry muffins are usually my favorite, these are pretty fabulous.
*I just found out that Utah has the largest Costco in the world so that is pretty exciting to me.
What do you have going on this weekend?
Have any favorite things lately that we would love to hear about?
What’s your favorite recipe to make for dinner (gonna start meal planning for next week)?
If you are a treadmill runner… do you use your watch on the treadmill? Is it pretty close to what the treadmill says?