On Wednesday night I was in bed thinking about my back-to-back long run for this week. I then thought how I am supposed to do 18-22 miles next week followed by 8-10 the week after that and then it was going to be race week. My brain then realized that the race is in 2 weeks and 1 day which means there was no way I would be fitting in that many more long runs… Turns out I have been one week off on my training this entire time. Long story short, I recovered last week when I should have been doing a 25 miler and 12 miler (and should have recovered the week before that)… I missed one back-to-back long run this cycle but that’s okay, right?!?!
This is one of the many reasons I love having a coach… so I don’t make mistakes like this!
I was happy to be back in time to see the kids off to school. I did not put my arms around them because I needed my hands on the ground to prevent falling over. My legs were pretty dead which isn’t an exciting feeling when your race is going to be more than double the distance of what I did yesterday but it happens.
I started out nice and early with one of my really good friends. It was raining hard on my drive over to meet her but once I got to our meeting spot it was only drizzling outside (which is great because I forgot to braid my hair ha). The weather felt perfect—> 45 degrees and no wind.
Hopefully March 23rd will follow March 7th’s example.
I didn’t end up eating the jelly beans (fruity stuff didn’t sound good anymore) but I had some Clif bars throughout the run and a Snickers.
I was eating this while running on a busy street so I’m sure the people driving by that saw me were wondering why one would be eating a candy bar while running… It tasted delicious.
I did stop one time for some more water and lip gloss application.
My friend and I made it up on the trails for a bit too. It felt so good to be running on dirt again… The views make all of the climbing completely worth it.
1860 ft of climbing, 22 miles @ 8:47 average and a baby leg:
The Caldera 3’s are gold to me. I never want to part with these.
I wore the outfit I’m planning to wear on race day (along with a tank underneath to take off my long sleeve if it gets hot) and everything felt good and blister/chafe free.
It’s crazy to me that the last long run is done. As my friend Toby says, ‘The hay is in the barn.’ My job now is to rest, recover and think all of the positive thoughts!
Skye was very happy to have Andrew around again.
Work, kids, laundry, lunch… just the normal afternoon.
Burgers for dinner because that is a must after my long runs. We also had an official taste testing to figure out which is better… Costco or Trader Joe’s sweet potato fries.
Trader Joe’s won.
We finished off with a dance party:
I have some Friday Favorites to share today (affiliate links included).
*Andrew’s race is tomorrow. I’m so excited to get to see him do this!
*Stacia told me to try the Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Butter Spread from TJs and she wins. It tastes too good on toast.
*I’m going to try this on my spin bike today:). This girl is strong and has awesome balance.
*I’ve become a big fan of Simple Modern after Andrew bought me something from them for my birthday. Their water bottles are awesome (and so much cheaper than hydroflasks). My ice lasts forever in this! Love this color and all of the colors that they have.
*AK told me about the Trader Joe’s meal ideas for busy moms Facebook group… YESSSSSS! They post a bunch of recipes to make with items from TJ’s and I’m super excited about this.
*Now this is cool. Andrew (different Andrew) sent me an email with this video and it is crazy! Rickey Gates ran every single street in San Francisco = 1100 miles in 46 days. Super cool story.
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Loribeth!!! “I ran my 13th half marathon on March 3! I signed up for the 5k the day before and did that as a shake out run. I ended up running faster than planned but it felt easy the whole time! 26:49 for the 5k.
Send Andrew some good luck for tomorrow if you have a chance!
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