There is a very low chance I would have done 10 x 1k without these people to chase after (picture during the cool-down, they were much farther ahead in the workout). Knowing they were there doing the same thing that I was and not quitting forced me to do the same.
16.08 miles with 10 x 1k in the middle. After each 1k interval, we did 1-2 minutes of very slow jogging/standing before the next. My splits for these—> 4:03, 3:40, 4:07, 3:40, 4:08, 3:41, 4:17, 3:42, 4:19 and 3:38… half of them were uphill with a headwind, and half of them were downhill with a tailwind (although the tailwind never felt as strong as the headwind even though it was in the same location ha). I was dying on those uphills!
While I couldn’t get my legs to move like I wanted to for the workout, I kept reminding myself that marathon training is all about accumulating fatigue and balancing that with recovery. We go into these workouts/long runs during training with fatigue in our bodies still from the previous workouts/long runs. This prepares us to hit the full marathon distance on race day! We go into the workouts/long runs tired, so while we may never hit 26 miles in training, starting the workouts/long runs fatigued trains us to be able to go the full distance when we are rested and energized from the taper.
And now for a bunch of sentences per picture:
After my run, I did some stretching and strength for runners on the Peloton app.
And then it was straight to gymnastics.
My sister’s youngest made me a homemade oreo which was a big highlight of the day.
And never in my life have I been happier to have leftovers in the fridge… my mom’s lasagna hit the spot.
Beck loves to grab Brooke’s hand and take her on a walk around the house.
I miss my Peloton but will get back to it again after Boston.
Any other four-year-olds put out their full outfits, jewelry, and shoes for the next day right before they go to bed?
Favorite speed workout and least favorite speed workout?
Do you do a lot of uphill/downhill in your training or is your area super flat?
A question from Brooke—> What is your favorite dessert?
Do you put your running clothes out the night before or get them in the morning?