I went into this Tabata ride thinking it would be one of the 20 seconds hard/10 seconds recovery type rides (which kills me off) but no, it included many intervals of TWO MINUTES hard/one-minute recoveries. I didn’t hit a PR in the class but I was close and it worked me. I never thought I would be completing such crazy hard workouts in my laundry room a few mornings each week but here we are!
35.12 miles of running and 2 days on the peloton last week.
Followed by some lower body Peloton classes that left me on my mat staring at the ceiling for ten minutes before I could stand up… I’m going to be sore for a while.
Brooke had another indoor soccer game and they had to put her as goalie for the second half because she wasn’t allowed to score anymore. She is really loving indoor soccer.
And then we went to the BYU gymnastics gym with my sister and her kids.
Beck just kicked back in the foam pit.
Brooke got in some sprints at the track too.
Andrew worked all weekend so we missed him and Knox but made sure to get in some fun things together on Sunday too.
My sister’s famous bbq chicken pizza. It’s hard to eat normal pizza after this one.
And homemade oreos.
My niece has her license now so she took me for a drive!
And then we hung out and talked for a while.
I think I figured out something that has been holding me back a bit in my thinking about training for bigger races…
I know what it takes to get back to the paces I was training at in 2019 and I know that in this stage of life, it’s trickier to be able to train like I was that year (with Andrew’s schedule and the kids currently).
My solution = I’m letting go a bit of my Type A running tendencies. It doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing thing. I am going into it knowing I will do what I can but that I can be flexible. It might mean that I will Peloton on days it’s not possible to get outside or that I miss a long run here and there or I can’t make it to every speed workout with my team or that I take an extra day off if that’s what my family needs… and that’s okay! I’ll do my best and enjoy the ride!
Now to figure out WHICH marathon I want to do this year:)
Can anyone help Rachel out with this?
Are you good at being flexible with schedules/training/life?
If you are signed up for a marathon, which one is it?
Did you get your license at 16?