Four miles on my own and then four miles with my sister at a 9:14 average pace for my Saturday.
I put ice cubes in my handheld water bottle with my water… It was so refreshing to have freezing cold water to sip on for the entire run.
Not a lot happened on Saturday but we did spend a lot of time outside!
And I ate the best grilled cheese sandwich of my life. Swiss + cheddar + my homemade freezer jam. I’ll be eating this same meal at least 10 times this week.
On Sunday we did church at home!
And then for dinner my sister’s family and my parents (they stay socially distanced from us the entire time and we eat outside) came over for burgers.
We ate outside in the shade…
And the second I saw this Frozen Strawberry Dessert, I knew I had to make it for my family.
Next time we will put fresh strawberries on top right before eating it rather than freezing them with the whole dessert but other than that, we wouldn’t change a thing!
Our cherries are just about ready and I can’t wait.
Andrew’s Week of training (he decided to run an extra day instead of cross-training… maybe this means he is loving training;)
*3.28 miles @ 8:36 average
*Trails with 5.27 miles and 787 elevation gain @ 10:26 average. (<— the trails help SO MUCH when training for the St. George Marathon)
*1.58 mile w/u, 4 x 800m @ 6:25 average pace (2 minute walking recoveries after each interval) and 1 mile c/d
*8 miles @ 8:52 average
21.13 miles total!
And this is what his week looks like up ahead (please remember, I am a certified coach through RRCA but I’ve only coached my brother so far and I am getting ideas from my own personal experience too…. I am NOT an experienced coach in the slightest:).
I hit 47.54 miles this last week with my fastest run being on Wednesday (8 miles @ 8:12 pace with 10 x 400m at the track in the middle). My runs for the rest of the week ranged between a 9:14-9:29 average pace.
This request is just going to feel like it came out of NOWHERE… I think part of the problem to why I am not great at enjoying/sticking to weight training is because I know nothing about it. It’s like when I watch a sports game that I don’t know the rules to… I’m bored to death. But when I know the rules and the strategies of a sports game then I really enjoy watching it (does that make any sense?). I am trying to incorporate some strength training into my life right now BUT I really want to learn about strength training so that I can get more into it after I have this baby.
Not only do I think weight lifting will really help my running but when I read stuff like this (source), I am very motivated to do what I need to do to strengthen my muscles as I get older:
So, I was wondering if you have any books or websites that you would recommend to me that could help me learn more about it. I would love a great resource for workouts but I want to know the why’s, the how’s and a bit of the science behind it all. I think knowing nothing about it leads me to quit easily, feel bored with it or get frustrated because I don’t know what to do. I’m eager to learn about it so I can stick with it because we have the perfect set-up in our shed that will make it easy to do with little ones (and a new baby soon ahhh) at home.
Any strength training books/websites that you recommend? I’m excited to dig in!
Those of you that do strength training at home… What are some things that you really use a lot that I could add to ours?!
Have any tips/tricks/items that help you to stay cool during these summer runs?
What was the best part of your weekend?