Another run in the books with the neighbor. It’s so nice to just walk out the door and start running together. We did 7.25 miles at a 7:55 average and I haven’t used headphones (wahoo!!) in a very long time because I’m running with people again… I need to catch up on my podcasts while I clean or something now:).
Before I left I did some glute activating with lunges, squats and marching (shown in video below) to wake up those muscles and make sure they work during the miles so my hamstrings don’t do all of the work.
PS this movie is such a great one to explain how to use your glutes while running.
Along with glute activation I’m working on some form problems too. During my ultra training and the race I found myself really sitting into the miles if that makes sense. During ultra training I wasn’t pushing the pace, just trying to endure as long as possible. I found that I changed my form a lot while training for the ultra.
But now I’m wanting to focus on getting faster and part of the road to getting faster is working on my form to make sure I’m more efficient and that I’m putting my body in position to go faster!
***A slight lean forward (from the ankles, not the hips), driving my knees forward, running tall (without slouching), light on my feet and pushing my hips forward rather than down is my focus. I notice when I start sitting into my stride lately so I readjust and I instantly feel like it is easier to speed up. It’s amazing what our form can do for our speed.
Oh and I’m trying to get back to moving my arms back and forward rather than across my body and touching the opposite shoulder:)
Just the normal craziness of trying to get them to school on time over here. Knox’s day was made when I was holding Skye and she reached for him as he was walking by. It was so sweet.
Andrew has a new running goal… the 1/2 marathon is his favorite so he wants to train for a pr in that distance.
Also, Skye started saying ‘eese’ when I take a picture of them.
These kids are earning their cross-country beads like crazy. They did a little over 2 miles yesterday!
Andrew grilled up hamburgers for lunch and then we had these chicken burrito creations for dinner!
Time for a few tangents!!
*I think (well, I’m telling myself that I do:) I have a PR happening in about a month. I signed up for the Utah Valley 10k on June 1st. I cannot wait (if you want to join me and run the 10k, 1/2 marathon or marathon ((I have done both the half and the marathon and they are incredible))—> use the code HRG15 for 15% off!
The last time I ran a 10K was with Kristin and Summer Sanders in 2013!! My fastest one was a few months before that in 43ish minutes with a 6:51 average and I think I have a chance breaking that PR so that’s exciting.
*Just having some deep life conversations while using Beretta as a pillow.
*When I first looked at the Indy elevation chart I thought that there were some hills that will be happening on Saturday… and then I realized that the markings are 10 ft intervals. I can’t wait for this flat as a pancake course… it’s going to be so much fun!
*Andrew and I split a Kronut the other day. There was a lot of happiness packed into this round circle.
*Did I tell you that there are triplets just a year older than Brooke and Knox living right next to us? The five of them have quite a blast in our backyards.
*Did you see Hayley Carruthers finish?!?
What race distance do you do the least?
-The 10k but maybe that will change this summer!
What is the flattest race that you have ever done?
-The San Jose Rock ’n’ Roll 1/2 was really flat!
Absolute favorite (can’t live without) baked good?
-I think a donut or a homemade roll.
What’s your run today?