On my to-do list: Buy another pair or two of Minnie Mouse pajamas because if we put on any other pajamas than the Minnie ones Skye walks around the house saying ‘Minnie, Minnie’ looking for them everywhere. This results in trying to wash them daily and I’m sick of laundry lately ha.
Random things from the run to talk to you about:
*You would think that a frozen gatorade in my water bottle would be the perfect option on a hot day (it was 80 degrees when we started) and it was for the first few repeats.. it tasted delicious. Once we got back to the bottles after the 4th repeat the middle of the gatorade was not melting anymore. It was a tease to see the blue beautiful bottle up ahead and then it was too frozen to drink still;). Next time I’ll thaw it out a little bit before we start so the whole thing melts during the workout.
*I need you to remind me to get back on the UCAN habit before workouts. I totally forgot about it yesterday morning and had a few rolls with jam before the speed and it didn’t feel good… with UCAN my stomach is always happy. I also took a gel at about mile 7ish.
*We had an answer to our higher-mileage experiment yesterday. After we finished the workout we told our coach how we felt during the workout (hint: terrible) and while we hit the paces he assigned to us (5:36… the night before he told us to stick between 5:30-5:40 because of the heat and the high mileage) it was a different kind of tired yesterday and we are taking that as a caution sign and readjusting the plan. I was on my way to hitting 80 this week and after the workout he said to back it to 70 this week which means 10+ less miles today and tomorrow which feels so right. We’ll see what future weeks will look like now because it is probably going to take more time to join workouts and that high of mileage together smoothly.
*1.5 mile w/u
7 x 1 mile partly flat, mostly down @ 5:36 average (last time we did this workout we did 6 and averaged 5:26 and felt way way better)
.7 recoveries back up to where we started so it’s basically a 1.7 mile loop that we do for these.
Cool-down to 16.42 miles.
*We will be switching to flat mile repeats soon but our coach wants us to have a faster leg turnover than we do and the downhill repeats help us with that. Downhill kind of forces you to speed your legs up and I’ve noticed a difference already. He also says that it helps get the body used to going that fast so you can do it in the future on the flats:)
*There were about 10 of us doing the workout which was so helpful because it would have been so much harder without them all there.
1.5 weeks without seeing each other so that was definitely the highlight of the day.
I went straight from finishing the workout (only had time to get the girls ready) to pick up Knox which meant that I needed fuel asap. I added whey protein to mine and it was delicious.
Note to self: If I ever need Skye to stay still for 4.5 minutes I just need to give her a smoothie and stay a few feet away because she is very apprehensive about me stealing sips.
We also grabbed some fresh slices of Great Harvest bread. I think this tasted even better than the smoothies.
Day #2 of swim/survival lessons and Skye put on her best skeptical face.
Knox really missed Skye… he was all about her all day yesterday.
Our evening involved having a picnic at the park and playing soccer there for a very long time.
Tip from my niece: Add cookie dough to the top of your cookie and you will be very happy that you made this choice.
Gatorade, Powerade, other? What’s your flavor preference? Also, have you ever had someone steal or drink from one of your bottles that you have planted for your run?
-A friend of mine found her gatorade OPEN and half gone on her run the other day!
Jamba Juice fans… what’s your favorite flavor?
What was the last speed workout that you did? How did it go?
Cookie dough or cookie… which is better in your opinion?