Good morning everyone. Time for week #782 of this all:) Let’s catch up with what we were up to this weekend! PS I’m really thinking about all of you that are missing out on Boston today. That is really hard and I am hoping you are able to do it in September!
It had been a very long time since I had last been on one of these. On Saturday I decided it was time to do some speed work so I hit the track for some 400s. I did 8 x 400m with 200m recovery jogs and they were hard! It seriously left me wondering how in the world we used to do 20 of them at a time but it really was so fun to feel the bounce of the track and work on a faster leg turnover. Another 50 mile week for me:)
It’s starting to get a little bit warmer here (still wearing gloves but the shorts are a big improvement) and I’ve decided I need to start bringing water on every run with me. I’m not sure if the water fountains around town will turn on so water bottles in my shorts or my handheld water bottle will accompany me. Favorite running shorts with pockets for water bottles are these ones, these ones and these ones! I also use these little hammer bottles and I love them and these ones are great too.
While I was running I listened to Ali’s interview with Nell Rojas (a 2:28 marathoner and she took 9th at the Olympic Trials). It was SUCH a good episode.
At one point Nell was talking about how she made a few nutrition mistakes during the Olympic Trials and how it was her first time really hitting the wall and feeling completely depleted of glycogen. For her previous two marathons she said that she felt so great during those races and didn’t hit the wall because she was eating the whole way. I REALLY connected with her on that. My best marathons have been the ones that I was sipping on a gel or a bottle with calories pretty much the entire race. The more calories I take in during a marathon, the faster I run the race and my stomach handles the calories much better if I take them in slowly rather than all at once! Pretty sure every future marathon race photo of me will include a gel/or bottle in my hands between the miles of 3-24:) It’s my personal marathon secret.
Skye decided that
We needed to escape the house for a few minutes and our local bakery has a delivery window to pick up donuts which was just what we needed.
Other than that, our Saturday was pretty low-key and Skye keeps trying to steal my eye mask.
We finished up the day with a movie (like every other night of our lives right now;).
Sunday morning I woke up grumpier than I have been in a very long time and decided that fresh air was going to be the best solution.
Our kids needed it big time too. We all went home a lot happier.
So did Beretta!
My last Sunday moment to share with you—> If you ever have a chance to experience a creamies popsicle, please do it (they started in Utah but I think they are in California now too). A lot of the races in Utah have them at the finish line and there are no better popsicles on the planet.
My family was pretty excited about this. My brother-in-law (my sister’s husband) is over and trains BYU’s mascot (he used to be a mascot too in the NBA) and Cosmo just won the National Championship!
Just my favorite Cosmo moment:
What have you found to be a key to success for your fueling when it comes to racing?
What was the best part of your weekend?
What has been a cure for grumpiness you’ve experienced throughout the last 6 weeks of staying home?
Food/brand that is only in your state/area that you feel fondly about?