I was too cocky yesterday. I heard what the workout was for our Wednesday and thought that it wouldn’t be that bad.
I was very very wrong and it felt like one of the hardest workouts I’ve done in a long time. The workout is deceiving because it sounds short but the super short recoveries make it feel never-ending.
We used the markings again in the canyon. Every 100m there are triangles to follow along (starting with one and up to four and then they repeat). I really am loving using these to tell me when to go and slow down rather than staring at my watch.
3.84 mile w/u, 3 miles of on/off 100m, 2.31 mile c/d. For the on/off portion you would do 100m FAST and then 100m recovery.
It would have felt easier for me to do a 3 mile tempo run but the start and go of the fast intervals made those paces feel so much harder. Just as you were starting to recover from the previous interval, you hit the triangles to start up again.
If we ever have this workout again, I will not go into it thinking it is easy. You can try this at the track too and go fast for the straight portions of the track and then jog on the curves.
Try it, it was rough but it is a great way to teach your body to go FAST when you are tired. I’ll remember this workout in two days. Time to get in some great recovery and I’ll take tomorrow completely off.
I love seeing the little peaks in my pace chart… 24 100m pickups!
A very great reward at the end of our run, this water tastes like it is straight from the top of the mountains.
I found Brooke sleeping on the floor when I came home. When she woke up I asked her why she was sleeping there and she told me it was because Beretta was sleeping on the ground and she didn’t want her to be lonely.
Skye came up with another fashion statement when I went to get her out of her crib in the morning.
We picked up Knox from his mom’s house and then we got in a few errands together.
Along with a stop for some slides.
I had Brooke pick out the watermelon from Costco and I think she picked out the best one there. She needs to write a blog post about her watermelon finding methods.
We also picked up some ring pop popsicle molds while we were out. Brooke made popsicles with her dad last weekend and wanted to teach us how to do it. The kids put watermelon juice and blueberries in them. They worked out great and come out of the mold very easily!
And then many hours were spent here.
My sister and her kids stopped by to play in the mini pool too.
Yep, I definitely had marathon lasagna for lunch and dinner yesterday. The kids may look upset but they actually really like it too.
I finished the night by going with the church youth in our area to do some nice things for one of the girls that is moving and then out for ice cream!
BYU Creamery for the win.
Anyone else front load their day?
-I try to get in as much as possible before 3-4 because any later than that and my brain is gone. Andrew is the opposite and his best studying hours were always late at night!
Have any fun popsicle recipes? I would love to hear them!
What’s a workout that you did recently that you went into thinking it wasn’t going to be very hard but then it was? Or what about one you thought was going to be hard but then it wasn’t too bad?
Question from Andrew—> What is your favorite day of the week?