Morning! Another post with a run to chat about along with many pictures. I wish there was a way to look up how many pictures I have posted on my blog over the last last 9 years because I’m sure it’s an insane amount ha.
8 miles with Emilee + a mile with Brooke, Knox and Skye (with walk breaks) + 2 more miles with Skye= 11 miles. This week we have two crazy workouts up ahead (ummmm 20 x 400m… yeah that’s going to hurt) but the mileage is dropping down 20% so I’ll be hitting around 65 miles.
I got a picture with all four of their feet off the ground… they were flying.
Skye and I also stopped by my sister’s while we were out and about and Skye grabbed a kiss.
My legs felt a bit tired from the 20 miler on Saturday but overall I felt pretty good. It’s that time of year when all of the summer running pays off and the cooler temperatures just feel so completely heavenly.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my marathon goal time! For so long I have only thought about a sub 3 marathon that this is new territory to me to be thinking about what is next. I think fitness wise, I am in shape for a 2:53ish marathon (and my coach will argue that I’m ready for faster after my 1:20 half;). I feel like 6:35s are kind of my sweet spot right now. I feel comfortablish (in a marathon pace type of comfort) in them, I feel in control and my heart rate is beating happily at that pace. BUT then again… I’m not going to hold myself back if in that final 10k of St. George if I can go faster. I will honestly be thrilled with any PR (I want to celebrate every small step along the way) but a 6:35 average pace is what feels just about right at this point.
My goal will be to go out for a 2:53 finish but if I can, go faster in that final 7ish miles to bring down my time if all of the stars are aligning! The important thing about this marathon is to REALLY plan on negative splitting the course.
Last year my first half = 1:31:51 and my second half was 1:27:23… a 4.5ish minute negative split (the course is MADE for negative splits) so I’ll work on being really smart in the beginning to hit that goal.
Allie Kieffer said, “Putting my goals out there amplifies my enthusiasm and holds me accountable. The fulfillment and purpose I get from striving for a goal far outweighs the possibility of failure.” I totally agree with this and why not put our goals out there? If we fail, we GET to keep trying and trying again until we hit them and if we succeed—> awesome.
Skye and I had a pretty low key day at home together yesterday. We ate leftovers and put the house back together after the bday party and tackled 5 loads of laundry.
After-school snack courtesy of the bread machine. Warm bread with butter is just the best of the best.
Followed by some cheese and homework.
Later on Brooke went to her best friend’s birthday party. Her best friend moved here from Peru 1.5 years ago and she has been teaching Brooke some Spanish which is really fun. They just love each other to pieces.
Skye had major FOMO over not being invited to the party so we went to the park instead and made burgers at home for dinner.
PS these are on sale right now at my Costco. I LOVE them before a run (not a race or hard workout but before my normal runs). The kids love them too and they make mornings easy.
PPS I’m trying this out and I’ll let you know if it helps my eyelashes grow again after having fake eyelashes for more than half a decade.
PPPS It’s never too early for pumpkin Reese’s.
What are you most looking forward to this fall… Traditions? Foods? Holidays? Weather?
What’s your run today??
Tell me your next race goal PLEASE!
Any other kodiak cakes lovers? What do you top them with?