I hit a pregnancy mile record on Saturday so I sat in the grass for a bit afterwards to soak in the accomplishment!
I did a warm-up and then went to the track after being inspired by Sam’s IG about her crazy fast mile that morning. I thought I would start off with some shorter intervals first so I did a 200m, 400m and then as I was doing what I thought would be an 800m interval I just decided to keep going and do the mile then because I felt better and better with each minute. It reminded me that my body just prefers the longer distances because my first lap was at a 7:30 average and worked down from there. The mile felt better than my 400m interval!
Put me on a hill and my heart rate skyrockets but my body was happy with doing this!
I reset all of the records on my watch for pregnancy to celebrate any pregnancy accomplishments along the way. I highly recommend resetting your watch with each training cycle or new season of life so you get excited for accomplishing something new in the chapter you are in.
We then drove up to Layton to spend time with my in-laws. Snickers Ice Cream Bars are a Baron favorite.
We also had a bbq and the burger with pepper jack cheese hit the spot.
Sunday morning we woke up needing some breakfast burritos and then…
Some yoga for the first time in forever. Both of us needed stretching out big time. Every time I finish up yoga I wonder why I don’t do it all of the time. My body feels so much better afterwards.
We also spent some time outside.
We have more family in town now! My brother that ran his first marathon last year is here with his family for a few weeks and I am very thrilled about this. My sister had everyone over for dinner and made my mom’s lasagna!
She also used the Sam’s Club pizza dough (it comes frozen in the shape of a pizza now) to make garlic bread sticks that were so good.
Skye was not thrilled that I was holding another baby and insisted that my niece hold her like a baby too.
Here is how Andrew’s training went this week! It’s kind of fun having Andrew do similar workouts and courses to the ones that I did last year when training for the St. George marathon so he can see what we were doing (and then I can live vicariously through his training;).
Monday: 3.1 miles @ 8:32 average
Wednesday: 5.03 miles with 738 ft of climbing @ 10:14 average pace (he was going to do this the day after his speed workout but because he will only do trails in the light now he had to do this one on Wednesday instead).
Thursday: 6.1 miles @ 8:25 average pace. He did a 1.6 w/u, 1 MTC mile @ 6:56 with a recovery of .7 miles to the start again with another MTC mile @ 6:21, 1 mile c/d. MTC miles are what we did a ton of last year where they are partly flat but mostly downhill with a recovery jog back uphill. They are deceivingly very hard!
Saturday: 11 miles @ 8:33 pace with the goal of sub 8 for the last two (actual: 7:48 & 8:17). He finished this run at midnight ha.
25.23 miles! Andrew has definitely never trained like this before and I am so proud of him. He will be more prepared for this marathon than ever before (for his previous marathons his longest run was 10 miles:)… I can’t wait! 3 months and 4 days left and he told me he is really enjoying the training.
This is what he will be doing for week #4 of his training! This is a cutback week for him now so he will have three days total of running (the 6 miles total was for Wednesday but should be 6.5 miles:).
Here is how my week looked! 47 miles with my paces ranging from an 8:37 average pace to a 9:18 average pace. This is the sweet spot of pregnancy for my running, that is for sure… I haven’t felt this good running since pre-pregnancy!
What was your best run last week? Hardest run? Is your body getting adjusted to the hotter temperatures?
What are you looking forward to this week?
How often do you take time to stretch or do yoga?
Have you ever had a running coach? Who was it? Is it something you think would work well for you?