6.2 miles @ 8:24 pace outside which felt super nice after a few days on the treadmill.
Recovery week has sure been different than the last few weeks of training. I’m fully embracing sleeping in a bit more and the extra recovery. Next week is my last back to back long run (a 25 miler followed by a 12 miler) and then it is 2 weeks of tapering before the race.
It was 37 degrees which = shorts weather in my mind but the other runners that I saw out did not see it as shorts weather. My perception is off.
Came home to Kodiak Cakes made by Andrew.
And I’m a big fan of Brooke’s new shirt.
Just pretending she is a dog with Beretta…
I saw my good friend Toby (the one that inspired me to try an ultra in the first place). Isn’t her belt buckle amazing?! I don’t think I would ever take that off.
The kids played tag in the backyard with Beretta for a while.
For my activity with the teenage girls in my neighborhood last night it included a fondue bar. I brought Rice Krispie Treats for them to dip into the chocolate.
This week’s episode of the Bachelor (we watched it on Tuesday) was very surprising to me… I was guessing someone else was going home (the last hometown date.. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone).
Skye fell when she was walking and now she has a fat lip. Ten minutes later Brooke got hurt so there were a lot of tears last night.
And I’m just realizing now that my shirt was on inside out and backwards… really on top of things over here!
10 Recent Training Thoughts:
*Andrew found the perfect solution to his problem of being overcooked with everything going on in his life right now… (it’s crunch time for his schooling). He is now going to do the 15 miler on 3/9 (the race was super nice to switch his bib). He is beyond trained for it already and it is a distance that excites him right now with everything on his shoulders. I cannot wait to go cheer him on!
*”Highs are so short lived but you remember them forever.” <— From Nikki Kimball’s documentary. These running accomplishments of ours take so much time/work/energy to get to some of these things but we remember them forever!
*This old picture of my niece perfectly describes how I feel each and every time I finish one of these long runs during this training cycle: “Don’t mess with me… I’m on fire:)”
*Ignorance is bliss? Andrew and I were going to try to make it up to the race course to get in one of our long runs but that never happened… I’m going to just have fun with the fact that I have no idea what is going to happen next on race day:)
*Take care of the problem NOW. Toby gave me this tip and it has been really helpful. Whether it be a rock in your shoe, an item of clothing chafing you a little bit, feeling a little thirsty… don’t wait a mile to figure it out, fix it now!
*My mom sends me every cougar sighting article within a 50 mile radius of where we live… I’m guessing that’s why I’ve recently become nervous of going on the trails alone.
*I’ll probably never train for a spring race again while living in Utah;). I kid… kind of.
*Is it too soon to choose my post-race celebration meal or am I going to be so tired when I finish that I should just plan on eating in bed for 2-3 days after the race?
*I’ve always been the runner that would see a big hill up ahead and pretend that I didn’t see it and turned the other way. This challenge of training for this race has gotten me out of my comfort zone and always choosing the hilly routes. The views are a great reward too.
*This training has been great for freshening up on my problem solving skills… rocks, hills, fueling, blisters, chafing, hearing noises in the bushes:). My brain is constantly thinking of how to solve things. + All running is great for freshening up on our playing skills.
I hope your last run of February is a great one!
Give me some of your thoughts from your training lately!
At what temperature do you think it is shorts weather?
-I think 32 degrees and above can be but this winter has messed up my brain a little.
What was the last show that you watched?
What are you having for lunch today?