When will I learn? I always go into the ‘speed changes’ workout thinking it isn’t going to be that hard, and then I do the workout, and I remember it is incredibly hard. PS speed changes are when you run 100m FAST followed by 100m FLOAT (not a recovery but not all-out fast) for 3 miles. I usually do this workout in a place where every 100m is marked with triangles, but because I did the workout in St. George, I just kept checking my watch and did .1 mile fast, .1 mile float instead.
The thing that is hard about this workout is the fact that you are constantly switching gears! You slow down a bit to the float and before you know it, you are revving up to that uncomfortable speed again. It would be easier for me to run the same splits for those 3 miles at a consistent speed than constantly changing but it is a workout that always makes me so much stronger, so I’m a believer in it. Diving into those faster speeds makes it, so that race pace feels more comfortable.
I sat here on the trail for a few minutes when I finished to try and recover. Also, I’m in for a rude awakening this summer… It was 66 degrees and I thought it was at least 100.
About a mile into the workout there was a break at a stoplight… Andrew loves a good stoplight break but they drive me crazy because it’s already hard enough to get yourself to START the speed portion of a workout but to then have to convince yourself to start again, that takes too much mental strength.
PS one negative thing (that is actually a positive thing) about wearing aftershokz now is that I can hear everything going on around me! I kept hearing something in the bushes during my run and thought for sure they were rattlesnakes… luckily, the noises were from rabbits ha.
We had a few more hours in St. George before we headed back home. We time all travel according to Beck’s naps, and luckily he slept about 80% of the drive home.
We made sure to get everyone’s energy out at the pool first!
My mom gave Brooke a set of watercolor markers, and the girls are hooked on them. I loved Brooke’s picture of St. George that she created on the drive.
Oh and one last treat from St. George together at Nielsen’s. I’ll be dreaming about this custard with brownie bites for a very long time.
And just a few more random things…
What Beck does when I try singing to him while I am feeding him. I’ll take the hint.
Brooke and Skye shared a bed while we were gone. One night we went in, and Skye was jumping on the bed singing and Brooke was sleeping through it all!
We have our family running photo now:). I added these to the top of my blog because the last pictures that I had up there were from 2014, I struggle at updating things
Now to get us all signed up for a family race…
Has anyone seen this yet on Disney+? Is it worth the money to rent it?
HAPPY GLOBAL RUNNING DAY!
What is something that drove you crazy recently during a run!?
Deep sleeper or a light sleeper?
Last movie you watched and was it good?
Please tell me what your run is today or what your last workout was!