Social media post workout picture and….
real life post-workout picture. I could have stayed like this on the cold cement for at least an hour.
We did a monster workout.
3 mile tempo (6:21, 6:40, 6:15 ((more down than up)), 2 mile tempo (9:55, 7:02… for the first 1.15 miles of this interval it is straight uphill ((472 ft up)) and 1 mile downhill fast (5:57). On that 2 mile tempo it is a hill that we have done many times before but we always stop at the top because we are so tired so it really was a challenge to keep going for another .85 miles without stopping! Passing the stop sign that we normally stop at was painful.
The 3 mile tempo portion was done in the dark which I loved because it mixed things up and kept it so I couldn’t see any uphills ahead ha.
Such a high quality picture of running in the dark:
Going into this workout I just kept thinking that it was too massive for me but during the warm-up I just repeated to myself over and over again—> I don’t care if I fail, I care if I don’t try! Failing isn’t what bugs me, it’s not trying something that does. And most of the time I’m pleasantly surprised with how things go with a healthy amount of failures sprinkled in there too.
PS half of a large Costco muffin before a workout worked really well… I love those muffins.
I was SOOOO excited to try out the Brooks Hyperion Tempo yesterday but I have a big fear of wearing new shoes in the rain so they stayed home again. The Hyperion Elite are so ridiculously light, fast and responsive and I can’t wait to train with the Tempos and then race in the Elite. While I miss my old Hyperions being sold, the change to the Elite/Tempo gives my foot a bit more shoe and support (along with spring and being lightweight) than what I used to race in which I need.
Back in time to get everyone going for school which really feels like the success of the morning.
The house was sure quiet while the girls were at school and Beck snoozed.
We had this Carbonara sauce to go with it and it was heavenly. We might have to make this dish at least once a week from here on out.
PS Skye loves to say the dinner prayer and they are about 3 minute long full on conversations with her eyes closed and her arms folded ha.
And of course to end things with some random tangents!
*BYU cross-country won the NCAA championships! A few months ago I was at the BYU indoor track with my sister running and the coach (below in the middle) walked by us and I nearly fainted I felt so star struck. She then said to us, ‘Good job ladies’ and it made my year. From everyone I know that has met/worked with her I have heard she is the most encouraging person that builds up everyone around her.
*The best jelly beans to ever be created.
If you want, share any of your big/small running failures/times you didn’t hit your goals (to normalize it for people feeling like they are the only ones)!
*2019 I went out thinking I had an OTQ in me that day at CIM and finished 13 minutes later than I was wanting!
How often do you run in the dark?
Do you wear your running watch on your right or left wrist? Would it feel weird to you if you switched it to the other arm?
What is your run or workout today?!