It’s been a few months since my last time at the track and it felt good to be back.
I always love the little bounce that I feel at the track with each step and it makes me excited to switch things up with the scenery and surface.
I couldn’t make it to the group workout so I did it on my own. They had a fartlek workout—> 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 3 minutes, 1 minute. I did a few miles for my warm-up and then started. For the 5 minute fartlek, I decided to go for another minute to hit a mile so that one was 6 minutes:).
I like to switch directions throughout the workout when I am running on a track. I’ve done too many workouts over the years where I run the same direction for the entire workout and then my calf or IT band is yelling at me afterward.
After the track, I decided to climb a big hill with tired legs (you can see the hill in the grey) and my legs felt very wobbly once I got to the top.
Ten miles total @ 7:57 average.
I am hooked on Adriene these days. This one is so good after a run and 7 minutes is something I can commit to!
Our latest post-run/yoga routine is searching for rollie pollies. Skye asked if she could have one for a pet.
Another slow summer morning.
We went to the library and read there for a bit together.
I wish I knew how many popsicles I have consumed this summer… it’s a lot.
Still going with puzzles… it’s such a good way to unwind in the evening.
I am SO ready to watch the women’s (Friday) and men’s (Saturday) marathon! It will be strange to see them running on empty streets and I wonder if that will affect anyone mentally… who knows, maybe it will help them to focus more? I sure love spectators so that would be tough for me to be racing on empty streets the entire way.
It’s crazy to me that women weren’t allowed to run the Olympic marathon until 1984. I can’t wait to see what they all do in two days!
Tangent that I was thinking about because we talked about how women weren’t allowed to run in the Olympics for 26.2 until 1984…
The first sports bra wasn’t sold until 1977! I cannot imagine life without a good sports bra!
Just in case you wanted a sports bra history lesson (I find this kind of stuff so interesting).
And last random thing of the day, I was going to race this weekend but decided to go out of town with Andrew and the kids instead… So now my next race is in October! It’s been almost two years since I was on this course.
Do you prefer races with a lot of spectators? Does it matter to you?
Random topic: Do you ever fill out online surveys/reviews about products or services you’ve used?
Anything with running or training that really aggravates an area on your body?
Have a favorite sports bra or sports bra brand? Do tell!