Peer pressure (nobody was pressuring me but I wanted to do what they were doing!) is real when running with people. I went into the workout thinking I would do 8-10 intervals but then I just kept wanting to do one more with my friends. When I was doing my 16th (they did 20), my body told me enough is enough and that is where I stopped. I’ll probably be sore for two weeks but it was worth it.
This workout feels a bit like a game because you split into two groups and while one group is out doing the interval (400m), the other group is resting and then starts as soon as the other group finishes. You have to be ready to go as soon as they get close!
My 400s were between 84-90 seconds which I was really thrilled about. I used to average about 82 seconds on this workout when I would do 20 so I wasn’t too far away from my old times.
PS I’m sure if I would have done this workout alone I would have done it about 10 seconds slower for each one because there is a huge difference for me when I am working with other people vs when I’m alone.
9.5 miles total for the morning.
Cool-down on the grass! It felt good to finish things in the glycerins and on the grass, so much cushioning/softness.
THIS was brilliant and it helped so much. Somebody brought a speaker and you could really hear the music well on the final stretch of each 400 and that was a great distraction!
The views from this track also offer a great distraction too.
A friend was wearing these gorgeous Brooks and I decided I now need them in my life.
When I got home Brooke requested a smoothie for breakfast and it turns out she can read minds because that is exactly what I was wanting too.
We are in the current stage of changing earrings out two times a day;)
Mollie reminded me last week about using these bottles (I got mine at my running store but these ones are super similar with great reviews)—> They fit perfectly into your shorts pockets! You don’t even feel them and you don’t have to carry them. PS I have my current favorite shorts all in this post:)
Once Brooke went to school, I was on the carpet with these two. Every cell in my body was upset at me for above track workout so I attempted some stretching and we hung out here for a while.
We had wraps (the ones I posted yesterday) for lunch and then when Beck went down for a nap (Andrew was home doing school), Skye and I went on a cookie date and ate them in the driveway together. Our neighbor came out a few minutes later and invited Skye over and within 2 seconds she was gone and forgot about me;). Skye is SO social.
We spend a lot of time in our front yard watching the kids riding bikes and scooters.
A delicious dinner last night with a few more pieces of garlic bread. The more olive oil and salt I put on veggies, the more likely my kids are to eat them.
Frosting—> Could live without it or you need inches of it on a baked good? (Or somewhere in between)
-My sis could live without it and I need a solid amount of it on my cakes/cookies/brownies:)
Do you find yourself able to run faster solo or with others? Faster on the treadmill or outside?
What time was your alarm set for today?
Music or no music when you run… what are you preferring these days and has it changed over time?