Friends that meet you at a ridiculously early time in the morning at a track are just the greatest.
We really look happy and I’m guessing that is because these are the faces of people that know they don’t have to do another 20 x 400m workout anytime soon (picture taken after our run ha).
Back to long sleeve weather already? I took off my top for the actual workout but definitely needed it for the w/u and c/d. I feel like winter entered Utah very dramatically and out of nowhere!
We even have fresh snow on our mountains. The track we went to was my high school track and also the same school I student taught at in college so that brought some fun memories.
Our coach gave us the guidelines of doing these at around 80-85 seconds and he also said, “Don’t get greedy and go faster than you can maintain. It is better to be consistent and develop the muscle memory than overly fast and inconsistent. Have a great workout!”
I did my best to not be greedy! —> 85, 85, 83, 81, 82, 82, 83, 82, 83, 81, 85, 81, 83, 83, 82, 81, 80, 79, 79.
This workout is called a 2 Man 10 Miler.
How it worked—> Maddie and I would do our 400m and as soon as we finished, Emilee and Ashley started their 400m. It was a standing recovery and it worked out to be that we had an equal recovery (about 82 seconds) after each one but those 82 seconds of recovery sure went by crazy fast. It was really fun this way because it felt more like a team effort. Definitely new to me after doing all of my track workouts solo in the recent years.
Once I finished, I laid down on the grass because it was so hard. Not sure if that is because of the accumulation of weeks of training on our legs or because how crazy hard the workout was?! Probably a bit of both.
One thing we forgot to do—> change directions on the track half-way through. I’ve had little hot spots pop up in the past when I always went the same direction on the track so it is important to vary your direction to avoid muscle imbalances! Also, it was SO nice to just have all of our stuff at the same spot after each interval because it’s harder to get drinks when you are doing speed work on the roads. Okay, one more thing. I loved how this high school put in a gray track because it made it so much easier to see when it was dark out still and I’m sure the track is a lot cooler during the summer months too.
The weather could not have been better and another workout deposited into the account for St. George.
I went home, had 2nd breakfast and got Brooke to school and then I headed out for a few more miles. I’m in Seattle today and tomorrow and I’m not sure about how much running I can fit in while I am gone so I needed a few more yesterday to get me to 65 for the week. I drove to a flat area and made sure to park near a gas station so that the second I finished I could run in for a hot chocolate. It was raining pretty hard during this 2nd run so the gloves were necessary.
Grabbed a hot chocolate right after and it hit the spot.
It rained for the rest of the day and when I told Skye we were going to go get the mail she put on Brooke’s helmet to protect her hair from the rain. I was laughing so hard when I saw her do this.
She then helped Brooke on her homework of typing out her spelling words.
These two were happily reunited yesterday.
And Andrew and I made dinner together and then had cereal later on. The amount of cereal we are going through right now is quite impressive.
Off to Seattle! I’m very excited to see my Brooks family and spend time with them:). Flashback to my very first trip with Brooks (we used to go to New York each year)… Brooke was in my belly:). And that is Dorry, she is the greatest.
PS I am sure glad that we were able to run this mountain last month when we did because there was only about 3 weeks this year without snow on it and avalanche dangers!
Ever been to Seattle? Anyone live there? Favorite parts about Seattle?
What food(s) are you going through rapidly right now at your house?
When (if ever) do gloves while running usually become a part of your life again?
Thoughts on hot chocolate?