I had one of those runs that just burned so good. My body felt strong, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, and I was spent at the end.
I am loving these outdoor interval runs on the Peloton app. I did this one with Andy, and it pushed me to go faster than I would have if I was doing intervals on my own. The intervals went like this—> 4 minutes, 3 minutes, 2 minutes and 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes. They had a 1-2 minute recovery in between. Right before the last interval started, he talked about how we don’t build fatigue throughout the workout, we build confidence. I loved going into the last hard interval thinking that the previous intervals didn’t make me tired, they just made me more confident that I would succeed during the last one (<—this did a great job tricking me because I was very tired after the previous intervals).
Some other random run thoughts from yesterday:
*I love these interval runs because I don’t choose where the interval starts. When I am doing them on my own, I am an expert at choosing to start the interval on a downhill or flat portion or to avoid any hills, but with these programs, I don’t get to choose. It will be so good to have these uphill intervals in my training.
*I also love these runs because they give you form tips throughout the workout, which I need because my form suffers when the fatigue starts creeping in.
*To add to the list yesterday about how to get out/survive winter running, do intervals in the winter. It’s weird to feel burning hot when it is 19 degrees outside, but my body was working hard.
*I love Monday speed. It felt good to do this after taking a rest day and to start the week off strong.
*I’m excited to welcome the pain with my running this year. I feel like I have forgotten how to cope with it during the run but am wanting to work at getting better at that again.
*The random things I see out on the run are one of my favorite parts of the run.
Before I started the intervals, I did 30 minutes of easy running and then started the 30-minute workout.
Back home to baby cuddles and then a 5-minute core class.
Andrew took a 45-minute class and our power went out in the last 90 seconds of the class which was just rude. He needs to sign up for another ironman!
I hadn’t had take out in what felt like ages (but let’s be honest, it was probably only like 4 days;) so the 180 Tacos rice bowl brought me joy.
My lunch buddy.
We had ‘antelope’ with our dinner (Skye refuses to call it cantaloup so we just all call it antelope now).
I forgot to add something to the list yesterday when talking about winter running… When in doubt, pause your garmin and walk if the area is looking too icy. I think it was eight winters ago, I slipped on the ice and hit my head and it hurt so so bad. I could have been seriously injured! My dad slipped and hit his head on the ice too and it took months for his brain to recover.
Tell me any of your thoughts from your last run?
Random question of the day… Utah is so dry right now and I feel like I have to put lotion on a dozen times a day… have a favorite that you recommend for really dry hands?
If you eat out often, what place do you go/get take out from the most?
Is it instinct for you to pause your watch when you need to stop or do you have to think about it?
-My fingers automatically go to the pause button without even thinking about it when I need to stop.