A new baby post is up—> 25 Weeks Update + My Pregnancy Running Tips!
Morning everyone! Yesterday I did 7 miles @ 9:13 pace with my sister and then we sat on the driveway for a few minutes afterwards because we can never cover all of the topics we need to in 7 miles. I think I have hooked my sister on running enough that she is going to continue running through the Utah winter… but I’m guessing she will take a 6-8 week break when I do after I have this baby ha.
We made it out to the waterpark!
While Andrew and Brooke were going on some slides, Knox gave me and Skye a few WWII lessons.
Summer is going to be over before we know it!
Have you ever seen more beautiful nachos? For some reason I am not a jalapeño person normally but they taste so so good right now. My sister’s biggest craving during her first pregnancy was nachos from the gas station with ALL of the jalapeños and she had a boy with that pregnancy so maybe this is a sign…
The avocados in the picture above reminded me of this meme that Megan posted. I would be so so sad if I opened up the avocado on the right.
I’m very thankful to whoever came up with the idea to make clear otter pops.
Nobody is enjoying face masks more than Knox… this is his dream to be wearing them when we are out.
A big highlight from the day—> Jenn (I ran with her all last year) dropped off the largest raspberry fritter ever created. It’s as big as the plate!
Beretta update: She is loving this summer fetch season that she is experiencing.
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The other day while on a solo run I was thinking about what the best running advice is that I’ve ever received. What is the thing that really helped me the most to transform what I was doing that wasn’t working (aka getting injured all of the time and not getting any faster) to what did work? It may have taken about 8 years to let it really sink in and for me to fully apply it but it changed my running big time!
**RECOVERY is just as important as the TRAINING*** I am pretty sure it was from Hawk that first told me this when I started talking to him in 2010 and every running coach that I have had since then also told me this… it just took me a while to do it. It didn’t make sense to me in the beginning but now I understand that it is impossible for our bodies to rebuild stronger and more efficient without the proper rest.
I remember when I first started training and having running goals, my weekly training would include just trying to run a certain course/mileage faster than I did the last time. I would just try to go faster and longer each week on everything and never took a rest day. This type of training took me straight to injuryville and plateauing for years.
It wasn’t until I started taking a weekly rest day (or days) and taking my easy runs SUPER easy that I stopped getting injured and started getting faster. My workouts are SO much faster when my easy days are SO much slower. Through Hawk’s training especially, my runs varied greatly with my paces each day and I think that was a huge key to PRs in almost every distance last year. I’ve looked back over the years at what my ‘easy’ paces used to be and now that I know my body a bit better, I’ve realized they were about 60-90 seconds per mile too fast. I’d love to hear about the best running advice that you’ve ever received!
PS My favorite race advice is to stay in the mile and do the best you can in that moment without thinking about anything up ahead. I also love the advice to accelerate when your body is really fatigued in the last portion of a race because as soon as you accelerate, you start using different muscles!
And on a random note… I came across this picture while searching for something on my blog and I wondered how in the world I ran the whole marathon in a long sleeve (slightly turtle necked) top while everyone else was wearing tank tops. I would only wear that top now if the race was below 25 degrees and it definitely wasn’t below 25 that day!
Just one more reminder that I have a new pregnancy update!
What is the best running advice you have ever received? Did you listen?
What about the worst running/fitness advice you’ve ever received?
Worst clothing mistake you have made during a race/long run?
Those of you that have been pregnant… tell me about your biggest cravings? Also, everyone… what was the last thing your body craved?