Another challenge run completed! Doing a trail run with a lot of climbing the day after a speed workout is so hard but I know it is the trick that works best for me in order to get faster. Luckily, the views along the way distract me from thinking too much about my legs wanting to fall off.
I’m eyeing a trail race this summer (an 18 mile one…) and yesterday on the trails made me want to sign up right away.
PS I get a lot of questions about whether or not I use Yaktrax on snowy runs and I personally do not. If it’s slick I’ll use trail shoes and I run pretty carefully on snowy runs but I haven’t fallen in years and years (knock on wood). I know a lot of people love Yaktrax and also a lot of people love to use screws in their shoes (here is a tutorial for that) on snowy runs.
Emilee drove with me and I love that she brought her roller to use in the car. She is a busy mom of 4 but she is so good about fitting in taking care of her body whenever she can!
8 miles @ 10:29 average and a whole lot of climbing.
I love seeing what a trail run looks like on Strava afterwards… a whole lot of zigzagging occurred.
The normal cuddling occurred for a chunk of the day…
And a big highlight was having a date with just Brooke over some hot chocolate and a croissant.
Favorite things time…
*Juuuuuuuuuust in case you need some running socks that feel heavenly on the run. I have been using both of these brands for about a year now and they are just the greatest. They never get holes and I have yet to get a blister with them. Here are the Swiftwick socks I love and the Steigen!
*I really have a thing for coats and that is probably because I am wearing them 80% of the year living in Utah. I found a new one HERE (I saw Jenica wearing it!!) that I absolutely adore and want it in multiple colors. It is SO warm, so much cheaper than a lot of my coats, so soft on the inside (fleece lined) and I LOVE how long the sleeves are along with the thumb holes.
*Emilee told me about how she has been watching some vlogs from Seth James! They are AWESOME. He explains so many important aspects of training in a very clear way and he has some very valuable information for runners. I loved this one about threshold training and it really made me want to jump on the dirt road that he was running on.
*Once we tried (and loved) the Brookie-O Oreos we decided we need to be more adventurous and try a few of the other ones too. The chocolate marshmallow variety are officially #1 in our book.
What are you looking forward to this weekend?! Have a long run this weekend?
What recovery tool do you use most often? Is there one that you really want to try?
Have a favorite Youtube account (is that what you call them?!) that you follow? Running related or anything related?
Would you rather be TOO HOT or TOO COLD while you are running?