Let’s just go ahead and start this off with… I AM TIRED.
These miles were not easy and peak week has not been easy but it is the accumulation of these weeks that are going to make race day possible. I just don’t want anyone thinking that peak week or this high mileage is a walk in the park for me so there must be something wrong with them.
I love it but it is challenging and my body is going to soak in my recovery week of very low mileage next week. I am very happy to report that my body is still not hurting at all anywhere so I feel very lucky!
The combo of this week with the previous weeks + an awesome taper= something magical on race day:)
Miles 1-10 with Jenn, 8 miles by myself (13-17 were crazy hard for me and I almost quit a dozen times), 10 miles with Candice, 2 on my own.
It was 21 degrees when I started and 27 degrees when I finished. The wind was nuts and I was over feeling cold but now I’ve prepared for wind, snow and rain on race day… I’m SET.
I fueled every 30 minutes with gels, waffles, pb sandwich and made a stop at a grocery store for some fuel along the way too.
I stopped at home during those miles on my own to say hi to the kids before they left for school. Skye was not wanting me in the picture. She was upset to hear I was leaving again to finish the run.
But she did make up for it afterwards by walking up and down on my calves for a nice massage.
30 miles total and I got in some really good hills too. I put Powerade in one of the hydration bladders of my vest and it was awesome. I’m going to do that on race day too.
Skye is not happy when Brooke comes home and gets started on homework rather than playing.
She wants the attention.
It warmed up a bit in the afternoon so we hung out in the backyard…
PJs by 5 is a very normal occurrence here.
Lunch/dinner/snacks involved all of our leftovers and pizza from our freezer so I’ll spare you those pictures. I hope you have a wonderful Friday!
I have a few favorite things to share today (affiliate links included)!
*My sister told me about her post-workout Kodiak Burrito that she has been making lately and she is a genius. Kodiakcake protein pancake wrapped around a banana, try it.
*As you know I have a love for hot chocolate and especially when I can use a straw to drink it. Andrew got me this cute tumbler for my hot chocolate that keeps it hot and comes with reusable straws.
*I’m on a mission to find the world’s most comfortable sweatshirt. I’m going to add THIS ONE to my top 5 list. My teenage nieces/nephew say it’s really cool too so I’m going to take that compliment and run with it. Also, it’s on sale!
*This article from Molly Huddle about what to do when you have a bad run/race… I liked it a lot and I love how relatable she is.
*TJ’s has cut up jicama sticks that you can buy. I love these on top of a salad but don’t love cutting a jicama so this is just a wonderful solution for me.
*My birthday present! Andrew got me a bread machine and it is awesome. It’s a lot smaller than the one I’ve had before. I love all of the settings (and timer… so I can set it to be ready right when we eat dinner). It’s a winner in my book and helping fuel my ultra training.
What’s been your favorite thing this week? Please share!!
Trader Joe’s lovers—> Share something with me that you have found recently that you love!
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Any running related articles that you’ve seen lately that you’ve loved? Tell me!