I have a new HRG Baby post if you want to check it out: Because a Surprise Sounds Fun + 16 Weeks
I decided to switch things up! I went to the track yesterday because I was feeling really good and was running alone so I let some intervals keep me entertained (the podcast episode from Keeping-Track with Molly Seidel also kept me very entertained).
When I am doing ‘speed work’ while pregnant I am keeping any intervals I do short and staying at a pace where I could still talk if I wanted to. When I did Hawk’s workouts last year I would usually be up to 85-90% of my maximum effort during the speed portions but at this point I don’t go anywhere near that just to be safe. I just like to try to get my legs to spin a bit and push myself a little bit out of that comfort zone.
I did 8 x 400 meters with jogs or standing recoveries for about 30 seconds. My pace was usually around a 7:00 pace for the intervals.
I always recover from speed/races/hard workouts with the hands on my knees posture!
I definitely had one of my fastest days in a while—> 2nd trimester running is a million times better than 1st trimester running for me.
We then went straight to pick up Knox! We are either away from him for 2 days or 5 days with how we rotate and those 5 days stretches are rough!
Skye insisted on wearing her boots yesterday and I realized how smart of a move that was… Many years we still get snow here in May so she is just being prepared;)
After the kids did their chores we all hit up our first public pool of the year. Things like this are open here but they practice social distancing which was easy because it never got crowded.
Just going for an almond butter/jam sandwich streak.
Skye feels extra cool in her goggles.
Our church’s primary did a drive-by ice cream truck for all of the kids in the area and that was a definite highlight.
That post-swim nap is a good one.
We had chicken fajita bowls for dinner and peaches for dinner….
Our kids are big fans of meals like bowls because they get to create their own and that makes them feel cool.
Just one more reminder about a new baby update here!
Hands on head, hands on knees or other… how do you recover?
Usually hands on knees but sometimes I just sit down (ehhh lay down) on the grass until I can breathe again normally.
On any food, running or something else streaks right now?
Who has been back to a gym in their area? What are the rules? Are yours open yet?
A question from Knox—> What’s the scariest ride or slide or attraction that you’ve ever been on? (He went down the big slide at the water park so he wants to know what you’ve done)