Happy Father’s Day to the amazing men in my life.. I am so grateful for my dad, the dad Andrew is to our kids and my father-in-law! I am so lucky to have these examples that work so hard and love so intensely.
This is one of my absolute favorite pictures with my dad. I can’t believe Brooke and Knox used to be so little.
16 miles for my Saturday morning! For some reason I was thinking we would be running 10-12 but ignorance is bliss, right?
There was about 7 of us total. We did a 6.5 mile warm-up and then got into the progression miles.
3 miles @ 6:16, 5:58 and 5:48 without stopping! The goal was 6:15, 6:00 and 6:45 so we were pretty close. The first mile was a tiny bit up, the second mile was pretty flat and the last mile included some down which made it a little easier to truly get faster with each mile. It was a gorgeous morning and it was a little chilly which is perfect for a hard run!
The progression miles were really tough. I was still sore from our mile repeats on Wednesday and we stayed up too late the night before. I got through the miles by trying to find things around me to be grateful for when I was hurting. Gratitude cures any type of pain… but sometimes during the run you just have to keep thinking of new things to be grateful for quickly to avoid quitting ha. I must have come up with a list of about 100 things during those three miles.
This is the longest distance I have run since April! Excited for our half-marathon next weekend.
Because I thought our run would be shorter I didn’t bring any fuel but luckily one of my running partners had an extra gel. I actually really liked this one… a lot. I’m going to buy some for myself and switch around between these and Huma. It was a little thicker than Huma but I loved the flavor.
I went straight from my run (ate a protein bar in the car) to the grocery store to get our meals for next week and things for Father’s Day! Glad I had the kid’s Indiana pen in the car:)
And then it was time for this. Andrew and I were going to go out on a date at night but that turned into going out for breakfast and then putting the kids to bed at night and having a date.
That syrup is half butter and it tastes like heaven.
Knox played really well!
Knox earned enough jelly beans (our form of allowance/reward for doing great thing) to get the fox that he has wanted for a very long time.
We walked over to my sister’s house, had a bop it competition and made sandwiches for dinner!
Here is how this week of training looked:
Monday: 8.21 miles @ 7:59 average
Tuesday: 8.18 miles @ 7:59
Wednesday: 13.2 miles with 6 x 1 mile (mostly downhill for those reps) @ 5:49 average.
Thursday: 10 miles of trails and 1300 ft gain @ 9:28 average pace.
Friday: 5 miles @ 8:55 average with Andrew and the kids.
Saturday: 16 miles @ 7:26 average w/3 mile progression mixed into the middle.
60.59 miles for the week!
I have a half on Saturday but it’s not a goal race so there won’t be any tapering (probably a lot easier on Thursday/Friday) and I’ll continue to train right through it.
What are your plans today?
Tried any new to you fuel for your runs lately? How was it?
What was your best run last week? Hardest run?