Some days the miles and paces just click while feeling smooth <– That is what happened yesterday and I’ll gladly take it. Emilee, Tawny, Alison and I met early at the base of the canyon for our run.
PS Tawny and I went to the same jr high together 20 years ago so we have known each other for a long time.
It was humid for Utah which made it feel like my sweat couldn’t escape and I was so sticky… like usual, I do not know how you humidity runners do it every day!
This canyon is where a lot of our running friends go for their long runs so it was great to see so many familiar faces along the way (and most of them training for the St. George Marathon too).
We went up and then turned around and on the way back down to our cars we got in four tempo miles averaging 6:10. During the last mile of the tempo I started feeling tired but I reminded myself that the roads are my playground. When I am pushing myself out on a run I feel alive and like I am playing… reminding myself that I do this for fun makes it easier for me to not quit. We were planning on 16 miles but added on another for fun.
I had toast with jam before the run and took in a clif citrus gel with caffeine during the run. I need to get back in the habit of bringing more gels with me because I was hungry once we finished.
When we finished I saw a group show up with these and now I want to try them out…
I went straight to pick up donuts for us after the run and that glazed donut was everything I could have asked for.
Skye is a big fan of donut Saturday. Whenever she eats she always has her little ankles crossed.
I also had a protein bar and watermelon at my desk too. When I am in a hurry to get some food in, these protein bars from Costco taste way less proteiny (not a word) than most protein bars in may opinion.
The rest of the day was full of cousins (my niece that had her appendix rupture still can’t fly because of how she is feeling so they will all be here for a little bit longer).
Some pretty intense games of HORSE.
And just the usual keeping everyone happy and fed:)
Here is how my running looked last week:
Monday: 12 miles on the trails @ 8:46
Tuesday: 8.27 miles @ 7:48 average
Wednesday: 8.34 miles @ 7:55 average with a 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 mile (downhill) intervals. Walking breaks for recovery.
Thursday: 10 miles @ 9:41 average with 1322 ft of up!
Friday: 7.1 miles @ 8:39 average.
Saturday: 17 miles @ 7:13 average
62.71 miles for the week! 22 of the miles on the dirt, 2 workouts and one week closer to St. George
What was your best run last week?
Do you like protein bars? Which ones?
Who was the last person that you ran with?
What do you have going on today?