Yep, speed work is a million times more fun for me when I am doing it with friends vs on my own. Yesterday’s speed went by so quickly compared to the previous week’s workout on my own (and I’m sure the temperatures played a roll in that too).
We got home from the airport at around 11:30 Tuesday night. Then I met the team (there were about 8 more total there) at 5:45 for 10 x 1k (about .62 miles). Caffeine was a NEED for this workout.
This workout was a little intimidating going into it but I just kept reminding myself how nice it felt to not be sweating to death when it was hurting. During my running in Cayman I was feeling a little worried I had lost a lot of fitness suddenly (I know, it doesn’t make sense but neither does 99% of the stuff I worry about) because of how hard the paces felt each day. I realized during the workout yesterday that nope, it definitely was the humidity that made it feel so much harder!
We did about 2.5 miles of a warm-up up the canyon and then got started. We alternated with each one going uphill and then downhill. On the uphill ones we had a major headwind that was crazy and felt like a wall but we just kept reminding ourselves that it’s GOOD for us to train in hard situations like wind. Those hard situations make us so strong for race day. It also made the downhills more fun to have a strong wind on our backs.
We started off with pretty much equal recoveries but then shortened them to get home in time!
For the total 10 1k repeats my average was a 5:56 and the effort was THERE so I’m very happy with how the workout went.
And then it was time to get them to school. That little dog of Skye’s is sure seeing the world… it is pretty much glued to Skye at all times.
It’s so funny to me that out of the dozens of stuffed animals that we have, Skye ONLY wants this one. Maybe it’s her way of telling us we need to get a German Shepherd.
MEGAN GOT ENGAGED. I can’t even begin to share how happy this makes me. She and I were together pretty much daily during my single days and seeing her so happy with Cam makes me want to cry every time I think about it.
We had lunch together and this plate of goodness was perfect (from Magelby’s).
Soccer has started again!
A few more random things I forgot to tell you from our trip.
*This is Andrew in the airport saying he will NEVER fly again with Skye. After that he talked about how flying with kids is like running a marathon. During the final stretch of a marathon and right afterwards you say you never will do it again but then you find yourself online shortly after signing up for another race ha. I’m sure we will be looking into plane tickets with Skye again before we know it;)
*I think I need to purchase storm shutters for Skye’s room here. Skye (well, we all did) slept like a champ in the room with them because they blocked all of the light AND noise!
*Brooke saw her first shooting star on the boat one night and it was the best to see her reaction to it.
*I only reapplied lip gloss 2 times a day while we were there which is 78% less than when in Utah. My skin felt so good and my acne disappearedish too. Definitely some pluses to humidity!
*My feet felt so swollen at the end of each run in the humidity there. Is that something anyone else experiences with running in humidity?
*There was only a one hour time difference for our trip which made coming home SO much easier for all of us!
*Our phones only really worked when we were inside the house (besides to take pictures/videos) and it was the best. Unplugging is good for the soul.
*Who watches The Outpost on the CW? THE PRODUCERS/WRITERS of this show were on the trip with us and just returned from shooting in Serbia for most of the year. It was so cool to hear all about what goes into their professions! They are amazing people.
*Beretta stayed at the dog hotel with all of her friends while we were gone. Everyone was so happy to see her again!
Speed workouts= do you do most of them in flat areas (ie track/flat trail) or most of them with ups and downs in them? Which do you prefer?
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