The track was just what I needed.
I had it all to myself and running around in circles for a while is just what my soul needed. I definitely had a good cry (everything is fine… just human:) while I was there and between the endorphins and the release of emotions… I felt completely cleansed by the time I left. Running does so much for me mentally/physically/spiritually… it feels like a one sided relationship ha because I’m always taking from it and I don’t give it anything in return;)
8.3 miles total at 8:28 average pace with 10 x 400m repeats with 200m jog recoveries after each one. Most of my 400s were done around a 7:30 pace but my last few were in the 6:XX pace which felt exciting.
During the run I loved listening to Lindsey’s interview with Lazarus Lake (the race director of the Barkley Marathon). Ever since I watched the documentary on Netflix about the Barkley Marathon I have been so interested by it and this interview answered a lot of my questions. I definitely DO NOT have any desire to attempt anything similar to this race ha but I love learning about people that are involved with it and how incredibly tough they are! 26.2 miles is officially my max from here on out:)
Then it was back to the cousin sleepover shenanigans:). They all had a blast.
A few months ago we bought tickets to go see Matilda and because of Corona it was postponed.
Brooke was so excited to finally go see it on Saturday!
Everyone wore masks (besides the actors) and it was incredible. This is what Brooke chose for her date with me and Andrew and Knox chose us taking him to a movie so as soon as theaters are open up again, we will be doing that with him. Skye will probably choose going to the store to pick out bandaids;)
Brooke is ALL about Red Vines and a root beer just made her day.
Earlier in the day Skye asked if we could go to a grass hill that she loves to run down over and over again. We totally thought she would have forgotten about it but the second we got home, it was the first thing she said to us.
On Sunday we woke up early (well, early for Skye;) to get things ready for Father’s Day!
We were able to pick up Knox and we did our best to spoil Andrew. He was very excited for his new skateboard.
And we we did all of his favorite things and kept it as lazy as possible.
Sadly, I was not able to get one of his Father’s Day wishes… He loves Easy Cheese bacon flavored and I went to two different stores and they were out. Not sure if there is a shortage of this or if a lot of dads wanted it ha but either way, I need to find some!
Week two of Andrew’s St. George Marathon training is done and done and here is how it looked:
*6.11 miles with 1129 ft of elevation gain @ 11:28 average pace.
*5.05 miles with 10 x 1 minute at about a 6:20 average with 1 minute jogging recoveries… this workout is deceiving because it looks easy but then those 1 minute jogging recoveries go by 48 times faster than the 1 minute of speed intervals do.
*10.2 miles @ 8:42 average pace.
21.36 miles total!
The most exciting part about his training this last week was that he reconnected with a good friend of his that he trained for an Ironman with back in 2012. This friend also runs at night and is running the St. George Marathon so it is absolutely perfect. I love training with people so I am so glad Andrew will get to have someone that also enjoys running when the rest of the world is asleep. After the creepy eyeball situation that Andrew experienced last week… I am VERY thankful about this friendship.
Here is his plan for week #3! He has a few extra days off this week so I’m adding in a 4th short run to his normal 3 days a week but he still might mountain bike instead of the 4th run. Skye added some artwork to his plan:)
I’m going to start doing a little bit of what my coach did with us last year and see how Andrew’s body handles MTC miles (part flat, mostly down to train your body to have a quick leg turnover and to be more confident running faster paces) followed by some time on the trails the next day.
46.27 miles total for my week! My runs ranged from an 8:28-9:41 average pace. I did one speed workout and made sure to get in 10-15 minutes of strength 3 days. I have been finding different pregnancy strength workouts on IG and loving those.
Do you have any desire or goal to run an ultra or a race like the Barkley Marathon? Have you ever in the past?
Best play or musical that you have ever seen?
-Hamilton and I cannot wait to get to go with Andrew again sometime in the future!
Tell me something that running has done for YOU lately?
What’s your goto treat at a movie/play/sports game? What about drink?