(Long-sleeve, tank, shorts, shoes)

20 x 400m at the track.

This workout is strangely one of my favorites, and I’m not sure why because I started seeing stars on the 12th interval.  For this workout, we are in two groups.  The first group goes out for an interval, and the second group starts as soon as they get back to the line.  Your standing recovery (some people jog it, I do not) is pretty much equal to the time it takes you to run your 400m.  The only problem with it is when the other group has some really, really fast people in it because then it made my recovery much shorter than normal… I’m just telling myself that the shorter recovery made me stronger;)

For workouts like this one, don’t you dare think about what is up ahead.  You just have to think about the lap you are doing, which will make you love these kinds of workouts.  Thinking about doing it 19 more times is a sure way to make yourself feel defeated.

I was one interval behind everyone, but the really fast people asked me what I wanted to finish with and they told me they would do it with me.  I told them I wanted my last one to be at 85 seconds, and they got me to do my last one at 80 seconds!

I averaged 85.7 for these!  In 2019 when I was at my fastest, I averaged 82 seconds.  When I last did this workout (I did 16 x 400) I averaged 87 seconds.  One of the many reasons I love the track is because it makes it very easy to track your progress.  I’m addicted to progress with running.  Fully addicted.

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The only acceptable way to finish this workout.

On the ground.

Staring at the clouds and letting the endorphins rush through your veins.

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Eight minutes of strength is better than no strength, and I had the best little buddy to do it with.

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He is looking like a toddler all of a sudden.

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Skye was able to go to her current favorite place…

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And then we met up with one of my college roommates for lunch.  Just one of those days you are still in your running clothes until 2 pm.

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Brooke brought a book home from her school library for Skye, and that made her day.

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Three of the last four meals I have made have been from Fatima because they are so good and easy.  This one has been our favorite so far—>  Yellow curry!

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We had the Korean Pancakes from TJs and yep, they are amazing.  We cooked them in our air fryer, and that was a good decision.

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My race shoes have arrived from Brooks.  I’m REALLY excited to see how I race with a carbon plate shoe:)

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Have you raced in a shoe with a carbon plate?  Give me the details!

Do you usually go for more bright-colored shoes or more neutrals?

Tell me your favorite parts about fall!

Tried any new foods recently… give me your opinion!

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Awesome job on the track!! 20×400!!! I’ve done 10×400 and that was hard! And yes… Those post hard workout endorphins are the best!
Ok, Beck’s Nikes! The cutest. And Skye’s unicorn horn… Never a dull day over there for sure 😊
I can’t wait to hear what you think about the carbon plate shoes. Will you do a run or 2 in them before race day?
I definitely gravitate towards bright shoes. They just make me happy.
One of my favorite things about fall are the cooler morning temps! We really don’t have a true fall here, but when the temps drop by 5pm and stay that way until 9am or so… That is the best!
Have a good Thursday!

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THANK YOU WENDY! Haha yes, she was a ‘naeacorn’ (what she calls unicorns) for a good chunk of the day. That’s what I am trying to decide, do I try them out before or just race in them??? I NEED HELP!
I’m with you, the brighter the happier for me too but I do love a classy black shoe;)
You guys deserve those cooler morning temps, you had such a hot summer. Thank you Wendy, you too and I hope you had a great day of volunteering yesterday!

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Great job on that track workout!! Favorite parts of fall are fall running, sweaters, pumpkin and apple everything, the return of warm drinks, and fall leaves.

I tend toward more neutral running shoes, but every time I see someone with neon shoes I assume they are speedsters, so maybe I should try that next haha.

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Oh I cannot wait for sweaters again (but not sweater and coat weather;). I need some hot chocolate today. Get some neon shoes because you are a speedster. Have a fabulous day, Mariah!

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I raced at nationals in the brooks hyperion elite 2! It kind of feels like you are running in spring loaded shoes. I didn’t really feel “faster” but I felt like it took me longer to fatigue at the same pace, if that makes sense.

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That explanation makes perfect sense and made me even more excited to try them. I can’t wait! Should I try these ones out before the race or just wear them for the first time on race day?

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I LOVE my carbon-plated shoes. I have the Saucony Endorphins and the Nike Vaporfly Next% 2, and when I run in them–especially downhill–I have to, as I like to put it, try and keep up with my shoes. :) But it feels so effortless. Enjoy yours!

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My running friends LOVE their Saucony Endorphins so so much… they wear them a ton. I cannot wait for that feeling of trying to keep up with my shoes in a few weeks. Your comment just got me really excited. Thanks friend, have the best day.

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Hi Janae! Can’t wait to hear about how the carbon plated shoes work out! So excited for you!!!

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Thank you Amy! I hope you are having a beautiful Thursday:)

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How do I get to the curry recipe? I click on the link, but that is her Insta story, not the recipe. I am looking to make……looks so good.

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HEY ERICA!! I’m sorry I didn’t make it easier! So if you go to her profile @stylefitfatty and then you look at her first highlight bubble… it is RECIPES and it is towards the end of that highlight bubble. SO so simple. I hope this makes sense and if you don’t see it then I can email it to you:). Have the best day.

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Yes, got it now.
So excited to try it out. It a new recipe phase for the moment. Have to capitalize while it lasts.

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PS I just reread my reply and I meant the recipe is so so simple… finding it isn’t! Let me know what you think about it and I’m in that phase right now too… let’s use it while we can haha, it never lasts long for me.

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Excited for you to race in those shoes!!!
I’m making the honey lime enchiladas you shared tonight. I will definitely be trying the yellow curry too
Love fall for the cooler morning runs, fall bath and body works candles, the leaves changing colors and warm fall drinks!

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Oh I am so glad, enjoy the enchiladas and now you are making me want them tonight too. You will love the yellow curry too and it is such an easy way to get in a ton of veggies! Oh I love all of the things you mentioned and I need to go get some of those candles today… and get a hot chocolate:). Hope your day is off to a great start!

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Hi Janae! Love those sunnies. Can you link them too?

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HEY ALI!! So the same ones are sold out but the style is here:

https://goodr.com/collections/mach-gs

I hope you are having a beautiful day!

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Runner partners are the best! I have totally been missing that this marathon cycle.
Have you used carbon plates before? I’m curious what your thoughts on the shoes will be!

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Hey Molly! I hope you are able to start running with some people again soon. I have for a few workouts (the first version of the elites) but I’ve never raced in them. I can’t wait! Have the best day:)

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Cute shoes! Are you doing your half in these? Just ordered your long sleeve shirt you shared. SO ADORABLE

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Oh I hope you love the long sleeve shirt, I am obsessed with it! I am going to do my half in them… ahhhh! I hope they make me a speeding bullet:). Have a wonderful day, Karen!

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I cannot wait to see you FLY with those carbon shoes! I run in the Nikes and oh my goodness, SO SO fun and fast!

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