7 miles total yesterday @ an 8:34 pace and it was freezing but that is the best sign for my marathon on Saturday. St. George is about 4 hours south from where we live so it is warmer than here and that means freezing here = perfect there. PS if this blog post makes zero sense I am just going to blame it on my carb depletion.
I ran with Emilee and we were both majorly feeling the lack of carbs during each mile… tomorrow we are going to feel like a million bucks. The last few days have made me feel extra grateful for carbohydrates. I haven’t felt hungry at all during the depletion but just very tired and like I’m moving in slow motion.
We got home and my sister’s boys came over which Skye loved because she misses Brooke and Knox a lot when they are at school.
In the future these three will all be at the same elementary school at the same time which makes me and my sister a little nervous. They are all very good at accomplishing mischievous things very quietly.
Two of the most delicious parts of my day were from this caprese salad that I made…
And a cream sauce (heavy cream, olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper) that I made with grilled chicken, zoodles and roasted asparagus. I also had steak (with salad above), avocados, eggs, almond butter (with a spoon) and nuts… I am MORE than ready for the carb load. This depletion was harder than any of the workouts ha.
We played outside…
And then Brooke and I went out for a little date.
Ten random marathon thoughts to discuss:
*I am VERY excited because Knox and my Dad will be able to be at the marathon this year! They were both bummed to miss it last year. My brother and his family (they just moved to St. George) will all be there too. This marathon is my favorite for many reasons but partly because we grew up there.
*This will be my first marathon that I’ve raced without music.
*I did a total of 4 miles on the treadmill this entire marathon training cycle. I think that might be my least amount ever. When I was running on my treadmill on Saturday I was actually thinking about how much I really do like treadmill running (while watching This Is Us:). No matter how I get my run in… I like it.
PS this was a night run… hence the makeup.
*I drank pedialyte the day before and morning of my ultra and I REALLY think it helped me to stay a bit more hydrated during the race… I’m doing it again for this marathon!
*I also had a vitamin b12 injection two days before my ultra and I’m going to do that again for this marathon. It’s all completely legal (it’s just vitamins) of course but I think it can really help out with my energy.
*Things are looking good (I get nervous when the high for the day is in the high 90s for this marathon).
*I’m going to use my mantra that I used last year because it worked so well—> I CAN AND I WILL.
*We haven’t done a lot of workouts with marathon pace so I’m hoping all of the faster paced workouts that we have done over the last few months makes marathon pace feel easyish.
*One of my running friends was talking about how hard it is for her to stomach gels and take them and another running friend recommended her eating them randomly throughout the day. That way her body would be more used to eating them and feel better during the run too. Worth the try I think if you have a hard time eating them on the run.
*This is from this book and I absolutely loved it. When the adversity comes at different points along the course, I’m going to embrace it. “The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.” YES
Who has an October birthday or an October race? Share with me!
What are your current feelings about the treadmill? What percentage of your training is on the treadmill?
I would love to hear any random running thoughts that you have had lately:)
Races—> Do you do them with or without music?