Last big workout… DONE AND DONE. Andrew had a donut for me at the end of my run. He is just the absolute best.
Look how nice Utah has been to us! Yesterday’s weather was absolutely perfect. The snow has waited to come until we are in our taper and no longer doing crazy workouts. I started out yesterday with a long sleeve top on and arm sleeves. With each interval it just kept getting warmer and I finished with just a tank and shorts.
The workout sure did a number on my hair ha! I don’t know what happened but I had a lot of snarls by the end.
We did a 3 mile warm-up and then did the same workout we did 10 days before St. George this last training cycle. I averaged 5:26 for my mile repeats (ten of them… partly flat, mostly down) yesterday and that is 5 seconds faster per mile than I did right before the St. George Marathon. Those first 3 felt awful. I was worried I was really considering quitting then and there but with each one my body started to feel better. I am SO grateful for different team members coming to the workout to pace us (they aren’t training for a race but just came to help us which was so nice) and support us along the way. My 9th interval was my fastest too (5:21) wahoo!
My legs were crazy tired for the last interval but the workout built my confidence to see an improvement in my times especially because I wasn’t feeling great in the beginning!
Here are just a few more pictures from our day:
Sometimes the 7 year old needs more naps than the 1 year old now.
Admiring the Christmas lights Andrew put up yesterday!
TWO WEEKS UNTIL CIM! I cannot believe the race has come up this fast (even though some weeks felt like we were in slow motion with our training) and I am more than ready to taper. We have a total of 5 miles of speed over the next 13 days before the race and that definitely sounds doable after the last few months.
I am going to be sleeping like a champ, eating all of the nutrients, drinking water and thinking all of the positive thoughts for the next two weeks.
Monday: 9 miles @ 9:01 average pace
Tuesday: 8:05 miles @ 8:54 average pace
Wednesday: 6.5 miles with 1.2 miles of intense climbing up followed by a mile easy and then one mile fast (5:31).
Thursday: 3 miles @ 8:22 and it really felt weird to run a lot shorter than normal on a Thursday.
Saturday: 19.75 miles @ 7:24 average (Andrew was there to pick me up and I was tired so that is why I didn’t finish at 20 ha).
46.3 miles for the week!
What was your best run last week? Worst run?
What do you have going on today?
Absolute favorite donut right now?
-Old Fashioned have my heart at the moment.