Good morning and thank you so much for all of your comments on yesterday’s race recap. I think I’m going to be on cloud 9 (or Cloud 2:49 like my brother says ha) for a long time after this race. I have done some research and have come to the conclusion that personal record race endorphins last up to 3000 times longer than even our daily run endorphins do;) PS my nutrition post will go up tomorrow.. still working on it!
I’ve had a lot of questions about what is next and I DEFINITELY have an answer for that.
Andrew told me that he isn’t buying a new one of these until December… because he is sure we are going to have to change the time again!
WE (4 of us on our team:) are running CIM on December 8th (we are just going to celebrate Skye’s bday a few days early:)
The goal. OTQ.
Anything under a 2:45
Is this goal kind of outrageous? Taking another 4 minutes off in only 2 more months of training?
But here’s the thing.. if it happens? MY ULTIMATE RUNNING DREAM.
If it doesn’t happen? I love the training and I’ll just keep trying until it does happen
My coach and Emilee (she has raced both courses now) both think that CIM is an easier course than St. George because it doesn’t include the steep ups and downs that St. George does. The smaller rollers will give us a chance to really lock into a pace and our legs won’t be fried like they were on Saturday. My legs from the pounding kept me from speeding up, not my cardio fitness.
SEA LEVEL… 20 years of altitude training is going to help me out on December 8th.
***If we get back into training and my body says nope, too soon or I feel like an injury is coming… I’ll stop. I honestly felt like I could go on a run yesterday (but I didn’t because I know there is damage that happens during a marathon that we can’t even feel). Our coach has built us up so we can bounce back quickly. I’ll take a few more days off and then go in and talk to him and we will get things rolling again.
So I hope it’s okay if you join me for another 7/8 weeks of marathon training:)
Dreaming big is my favorite way to dream and my mental game is there so I just have to get in some incredible workouts over the next few weeks and I think my body will be ready for it too:)
I’m not afraid of failing, I’m afraid of not trying.
And just a few more things to share about our weekend!
The kids also had the best weekend in St. George. They spent time in the pool and time with ten of their cousins… they were in heaven.
After the race, my brother took up Knox, Andrew and me in a little plane. Brooke did not want to go but Knox was so excited about the experience. Our hands were both very sweaty as we were taking off but it was a blast. We flew over the marathon course and it was gorgeous to see it from up above.
PS we went with my brother that is the pilot for Southwest. If you are ever on his flight, you have to say hi! It makes his life when people do! But he probably won’t be in this shirt if you see him while he is working;)
Skye enjoyed our weekend trip a lot too.
On Sunday we hung out with Andrew’s brother and his family while we ate donuts and watched the kids play together.
My new favorite race medal EVER.
My dad was VERY nervous about my purple lips after I finished the race. It doesn’t matter what the temperature is, my lips are purple as can be when I finish. I actually felt really great but I can’t control my purple lips.
Loved this 3D map of the course at the expo!
I LOVED meeting so many internet friends over the weekend:
When I woke up the morning after the race I saw this huge bruise on the inside of my leg. I realized it was from kicking my leg throughout the race?!?! How I didn’t feel that during… I do not know!
Tell me about one of your big goals?
WHO HAS DONE CIM… TELL ME EVERYTHING!!!
Which race is your favorite medal from?
Afraid of heights? Would you ever get in a small airplane?
-Going in a helicopter was way scarier but the take off and landing was definitely a bit nerve-racking for me!