Getting up for a run when I don’t have a race on the calendar vs getting up for a run when I do have a race on the calendar is approximately 35 times harder, ha. Once I got up and had 3 layers on, I was excited to get out for some miles. 7 miles @ 8:20 average. Right now I’m not looking at my pace on my watch during the run and just running which is a fun change after months of paying close attention to splits all of the time!
I listened to this on the run and LOVED IT. I’m excited I found this podcast because the more running podcasts there are the better. They make laundry and solo miles so much more entertaining.
The views during a winter run make the cold lungs worth it;)
After I took Brooke to school, Skye and I went over to my parents’ house. Skye loved the ankle deep snow in their yard.
And then it was off to pick up lunch to take to my sister for her bday! I brought us her favorite salad (from 180 Tacos).
Back before I started blogging my sister lived in 6 different states and we rarely saw each other so I think being practically neighbors now is a great way to make up for those years apart:)
Normal afternoon for us of some chores, homework and plenty of dress-up.
Skye called Brooke ‘mom’ yesterday hahah.
Andrew getting in a run after a long shift at work= that takes another level of dedication in my opinion!
Random topic of the day because I want to hear your experience, how do you think treadmill running translates over when training for a race? Whenever I get someone asking me if I think they will be okay on race day if they do a lot of their training on the treadmill, my answer is YES!
I’ve loved the treadmill a lot over the years and in my experience I really think it is a valuable training tool and it does the job for me! For my first marathon I did EVERY SINGLE RUN (besides one 5 mile run) on the treadmill and finished way faster than I expected at the Salt Lake City Marathon. For many years 70ish% (not sure how correct that stat is but it sounds about right) of my runs were on the treadmill and I always felt like I was very prepared training wise (I just had other things I wasn’t prepared for during the race ie my race day nutrition) on race day. If you are racing a hilly course then make sure to play around with that incline but for me at least, the treadmill has really been an awesome way to train for races when I couldn’t get outside.
Yes, there are things that you get outside that you don’t get on the treadmill (ie wind) but I think the mental strength you build from not quitting your workout on the treadmill when your couch is just a few feet away cancels out those factors.
What about you… has treadmill training for races worked for you? Who is using the treadmill often these days?
Who runs after work or after a long day? I just want to clap for you!
During a run do you pay close attention to your pace/splits?
Last podcast you listened to?