I just have to brag for a minute. Emilee took FIRST PLACE FEMALE at her half-marathon on Saturday. She ran a 1:20:05 and this is mid marathon training where she is logging 90 mile weeks with a lot of workouts too. I am so excited for her marathon in June, I cannot wait to see what she does and I feel so lucky to get to run with her on her easy runs or chase (way behind her:) in her workouts right now.
This was her first race since we did CIM 1.5 years ago, it’s so nice to see these things happen again!
I get a few questions about how I manage breastfeeding with running right now… I always feed Beck right before I leave. Sometimes he eats a lot and sometimes he just wants a light snack but I always feed him before I leave. If I am running early then I’ll wake him up to eat before I leave and he goes right back to sleep afterwards. As we start to introduce more food to him it will be interesting to see how much he will nurse. We are almost past the point when I stopped breastfeeding Skye so this will be all new territory for me this time.
Andrew took the kids to school and I was off to meet Emilee for a run.
10 miles @ 8:18 pace with two stops for our water cooler talk haha.
Skye came outside (w/Andrew) the second she saw me run up and we went straight to Elsa/Animal/Sprit playing.
Multitasking while we play… R8 Roll Recovery (this thing is cruel when you are tight and my hamstrings are tight right now) with my favorite way to stay hydrated that I use every. single. day.—> the Piña Colada flavor tastes like a treat and it offers 2-3x more hydration than water alone! Code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL can get you 25% off your purchase HERE. I seriously love this stuff.
KodiakCakes with bananas on top a few minutes later.
Did they match yesterday on purpose or on accident?!
After Brooke was done with school we went to a nursery to look at some things to add to our front porch.
We took advantage of the free kid’s meals offered on Monday’s at Zao Cafe again. I love this rice bowl so very much.
And then we all had some cereal for dessert at the counter.
Did you see the good news… Des will be racing Boston this October!
Sarah asked if I could do a post on my Brooks shoes and what I use each shoe for! She also asked if I sometimes change shoes after the warm-up to make them last longer so let’s go ahead and dive into this topic because I could talk for years about it:).
Let’s start on the left and move to the right! I wear neutral running shoes. PS clearly I like black shoes!
The Hyperion! They still have some sizes of this shoe available but they are no longer making them anymore. Luckily, I have a bunch in storage ha because I love these shoes so much. These are the shoes I have worn for all of my PRs in the past up to the marathon. I love them. As I am getting older I am noticing that I need a bit more shoe/support for longer runs/workouts. As of right now I mostly use them for workouts like mile repeats… short and FAST. These shoes have a big place in my heart.
Hyperion Elite! These are what I will race in now. They are so incredibly light which helps to waste less energy which keeps you from fatigue longer and running more efficiently. It has a carbon propulsion plate which gives you a faster toe-off. It also ‘keeps you running in your preferred motion path, allowing you to save energy and run faster for longer. I cannot wait to see what I race in with these when I am going for new PRs!
Hyperion Tempo! These are my goto now for longer tempos/workouts. It’s crazy how light they are but they offer me a bit more cushioning for the longer effort that I need. They have a wider forefront which gives a bit more support and reduces deviation. Brooks made the tempo to train in and then you race in the elite.
Launch 8! I love to use these on days where I’m looking for a light shoe and I’m thinking I’ll be running a bit faster than my easy pace. I’ve also used them for tempos and they work great. They give you a fast feel but they aren’t something I would race in or do short intervals in personally!
Levitate 4! I don’t wear these ones very much but I love to grab them for when I feel like my body needs an extra spring.. they are a bit bouncy. I have worn them for long workouts like 3 x 3 miles too and they do awesome.
Ghosts 13! I’ve told you a few times but these are just my favorite trainers and I wear these more than any other shoe. The amount of comfort that is packed into these shoes is unreal. I have done some speed in them but that was more on accident but they worked well for that too but I wouldn’t normally choose them for speed. I love wearing these on my easy/recovery days and just want to wear them all day long. My full love letter about them is here.
Glycerin 19! These are what I use when my legs feel trashed and I need every bit of help possible with recovery. I use them when I just need to feel like I’m running on clouds.
Cascadia/Caldera are my favorite trail shoes! I love having a bit more stability so I don’t roll an ankle and rock plates so I don’t feel every little thing underneath me. BUT I don’t always wear trail shoes on my trail runs. It depends on how technical the trail is and if it is pretty low-key than I usually just wear the launch or ghosts.
When I am doing a speed workout I LOVE to warm-up and cool-down in a different shoe than I do the intervals in. Every now and then it just doesn’t work to change shoes so I wear my speed shoes for the entire run but if I can, I absolutely switch shoes. Sometimes I’ll do the warm-up near my house and then go home and switch into my speed shoes and finish the speed at my house to switch into my other shoes again. I’ve also dropped off my speed shoes at the spot where I know I’m going to start the speed too and then I pick up my warm-up shoes afterwards. Doing this is super easy if you are doing a workout at a track because you have your bag of stuff right there. It saves the wear and tear on your speed shoes and I LOVE what Kim says about this… It signals the brain to run fast!
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions… I’m loving making blog posts around your questions!
Plants—> are you good at keeping them alive or not so much?
-I don’t know if it is possible for me to keep a plant alive but Brooke is helping me with these new ones so they will survive:)
I’d love to hear how you choose what shoes to wear for different days?! Do you love trying new shoes or do you stick to the ones you love? How often do you get new running shoes?
Coupons/offers at restaurants… are you all about them or not so much?
-My sister kills it at coupons/offers and I learned from her to always use them:)
Any questions you want me to make a blog post about?