Emilee and I were talking during our run yesterday about the fact that we never really run any miles in the 7:XX range. We are either in the high 8:XX’s-9:XX’s during our easy runs or we are doing speed in the 5:XX’s-6:XX’s. Sometimes our overall average pace of a run is in the 7’s between the speed work and the w/u & c/d but I can’t remember the last time I ran a 7:XXish mile.
I really feel like my training goes a lot better without the middle paced miles. I keep my recovery day paces different than my speed work paces and I think that really helps me. I think that if we did do more of the middle paced miles then we wouldn’t be able to hit the speed paces prescribed to us. I totally agreed with this from this podcast I listened to yesterday, “The best way to train is to really polarize your training. Hard is very very hard… to force physiological adaptations to be made and easy is excruciatingly easy so that you truly recover from those hard days.”
8.05 miles easy yesterday and today we have some hill climbing with one really fast mile and then our last huge workout is on Saturday.
Skye is not happy when Brooke goes to school… She keeps that little tear under her eye there for as long as possible to remind me that she doesn’t want her to leave.
Also, you never know when a little pb on your cheek will come in handy later on in the day.
My sister and I took advantage of the short-sleeve weather at the park yesterday with the kids.
Between my sister’s two boys and Skye, nobody got hurt at the park which is quite the accomplishment for us.
Emilee and I went in and talked to our coach to get the final weeks of training all figured out. He said after our workouts last week he thinks there is a bigger chance of us hitting the time we want to at CIM. I didn’t take a picture at the store but found this old one of the first time I started running for Runner’s Corner in 2011… I was so excited!
Shalane’s recovery quinoa salad is quite delicious when you add some cubed sweet potatoes.
And this cereal is quite delicious when you eat it straight out of the box.
Brooke had a friend over and they asked if we could make a treat together. General Mills sent us all of the ingredients for ‘Buddy The Elf Sweet Maple Chex Mix’ so we went for it.
Sugar overload followed by leftovers for dinner.
And a few random things to end off today:
*Andrew has been massaging out my right calf like crazy to help my plantar. I had no idea how tight my calves were but I was sweating bullets during this massage!
*This picture popped up on my Facebook and it made me smile. Time is sure flying by! I remember this being a really hard week because it was going to be my first holiday away from Brooke. We won’t have the big kids this Thanksgiving either & Andrew works so it will be a small Thanksgiving this year too.
*This is why we are throwing away every marker in our house.
*Rain and snow will be heading our way starting today but it sure has been nice to have such great weather for most of our training!
Do you find that your easy runs are usually around the same pace or do they differ?
-Ours are usually within 30 seconds of each other!
Last treat that you made at your house?
What running store do you go to in your area?
What are your feelings towards leftovers—> YES HALLELUJAH or pass?
-Leftovers are my best friend because it means delicious food without the work.