Yesterday’s workout kicked my trash ha:)—> Not as much during the workout but at the very end and once we stopped, my body was done.
We placed a few water bottles along the way and also found a fountain so we did stop for drinks (but not during the workout portions of the run).
Really loving this gel lately. The flavor is great and so is the caffeine.
We did a 3 mile warm-up, 6 miles @ 10k pace (from our last 10k) with down/rolling/flat portions, 1 mile @ marathon pace (which we did faster… oops), 1 mile easy x 3 (6:09, 6:27, 6:15). The 6 miles felt really strong for me but then the on and offs were really rough because the fast/recovery thing is tricky for me (plus my legs were wasted by this point). Our coach has us doing a lot at faster than marathon pace because he wants to make marathon pace feel like a walk in the park;)
We also saw Jared Ward again while we were out and that was motivating because he was CRUISING and he made it look so effortless. Emilee and I were planning on doing another 2 miles for a cool-down but our bodies told us to be done so we were done… we have to listen closely to all of the signals we are getting.
After a shower I hit the couch with Andrew and Skye for a low-key morning.
And then we went up to Andrew’s parents’ house for a bbq.
I got in some great recovery at their house too!
Skye had a blast chasing cousins around while she is missing Brooke and Knox.
On the way home I needed to have Andrew try Brooker’s ice cream because it is my current #1 favorite. He agrees with me now.
Super exciting Saturday night…
Here is how this last week of training went!
Monday: 8 miles @ 8:24 average.
Tuesday: 13 miles total @ 7:46 average with 6 x 1 mile at 5:26 average (downhill).
Wednesday: 10.5 miles on the trails @ 9:43 average with 1,391 ft UP
Thursday: 6.54 miles @ 8:46 average and I felt terrible every step haha.
Friday: 6.85 miles @ 8:20 average
Saturday: 16 miles @ 7:03 average.
60.89 miles for the week wahoo!
What was your best run last week? Hardest run?
What do you have planned for your Sunday?
Last really good treat that you have had?
Have a rest day or rest days this week?