The mental game I used to get me through the workout—> I thought about how many minutes I had to feel comfortable and pain-free the rest of the day. The uncomfortable speed minutes were such a small fraction of the overall day, which made me realize I do it. I could handle 30 minutes of discomfort when I had 1410 minutes of pure comfort for the day. It worked.
Also, chasing these speed demons always makes it so much easier mentally to do speed workouts.
5 MTC miles (mostly down, part flat) —> 5:35, 5:28, 5:29, 5:32 & 5:35. 11.56 miles @ 7:26 average.
The mile and recovery form a big circle, and the recovery is about .7 miles long with uphill, which always makes me question if the interval or recovery is harder?
I am shocked by how much I love these shoes. They give me the perfect bounce, energize my body and help produce the ideal forward lean. I just decided that I’m going to wear the Novablast 2 for my race next week because they help me to run fast, and the trails I will be on aren’t super technical. Road shoes will be great on them.
PS within seconds of getting home, Beretta ran inside over to me and landed her muddy paw on the top of one, so they are not this pretty anymore;)
Side note, I am interested in trying a carbon-plate shoe again for road races later this year… has anyone tried the Bondi X? I would love to hear your thoughts.
A ten-minute lower body workout was all that I could handle afterward… I also had to modify throughout the workout because my legs were dead.
Skye joined me!
My race is in 8 days! I will be done with lower body strength from here on out leading up to the race, and I’ll do easy miles and a short little fartlek workout on Monday.
It’s been three years since I last ran around on this island!
Beck has formed a little boy gang at Skye’s gymnastics.
Skye was given the sharing box a few days ago, and she has wanted to take it everywhere we go ever since.
Brooke and I have decided that I need to get a job at this acai bowl place to finance us wanting to eat there every single day of our lives. We cannot get enough.
We got to see Knox after five days apart (which felt much longer than five days feels typically)!
Skye requested dream pizza for dinner, and we finished up the night with Free Willy together.
What are you making for dinner tonight?
Recent mental trick you have used with your running?
Ever tried a carbon-plated shoe? Thoughts?
Do you see a lot of runners out where you live?
-This is the time of year where I swear I start seeing 3x as many as I usually do… time for run happy weather!