Morning! Let’s jump right into talking about yesterday’s speed workout.
The weather was perfect (45°F), there was a great group of runners, and the workout flew by because the intervals were short and fast.
2.25 mile w/u, 10 x 1 minute fast & 1 minute easy + 10 x 30 seconds fast & 45 seconds easy, c/d of 5ish miles—> 14 miles @ 7:29 average. I have no idea what my splits were for the intervals, but I felt strong doing them, making me even more excited for Boston.
I honestly do not understand how I have gone so many years of running without Maurten in my life. I used them yesterday during my long run, and they have changed my running life. They are SO easy for me to take (I couldn’t even taste them!), and my stomach didn’t feel them, but my energy levels did. It made me realize how much other gels have felt like they sit in my stomach or leave a film in my mouth for a while afterward. I’m so happy they will pass these out along the Boston course.
These are a gamechanger for my stomach that I didn’t realize I needed until I tried them.
I also squeezed in some strength training for runners on the Peloton app.
Skye had gymnastics, and one of the girls in her always brings fruit snacks for everyone afterward.
Beck is a runner. The girls both stayed somewhat close to me when they were Beck’s age, but anytime he has a chance to run away, he takes it. He doesn’t even look back until he is stopped at a dead end.
Skye and my nephew were in the backyard for five hours straight yesterday, I had to bring water and food out to them because they did not want to come in!
All I could think about yesterday was guacamole, and so we based dinner around that—> steak fajitas + chips/guac.
PS I had another forgetful moment—> Last Saturday, I hid my Novablasts in some bushes during my run just in case I would need to switch over to them. Tuesday night, I was looking everywhere for them to get them out for my speed workout the following day and realized I had forgotten to grab them. Luckily, they were still there and only a little wet, but I just threw them in the dryer… marathon training has taken my brain.
PPS I have to share these important reminders from Amy, Christine, and Aimee about yesterday’s post on fatigue!
Any running gear/tips/tricks that you have learned lately that made you wonder how you lived without them for so long?
What is your perfect running temperature?
-45 with some clouds and zero wind.
When it comes to iron and/or your nutrition… have you noticed how these things have affected your running?
Parents reading—> when your kid(s) were little did they stick to you like glue or run?