That went better than I expected!
Jo, Lauren, and I started off with a 5-mile warm-up before we started our 10k time trial. I ate a bagel before I left to meet my friends and then during the warm-up, I took this gel. I love these gels. They are so much easier for me to take than normal gels and my stomach was actually acting up during the warm-up and this helped my stomach feel better ha. That is not usually the case with gels!
We then started the 10k portion of the workout. This 10k course is the one that our group does 2 weeks before every marathon. When I did this 10k before my PR marathon (2:49 in St. George in 2019) I finished with a 6:01 average pace… I was happy to see that I was not that far off from my 2019 fitness for this workout! Boston is a much harder course than St. George so we will see what happens in two weeks. That 10k pace hurts so bad but it will make the marathon pace feel so good;)
Also, I tried yet another new pair of shoes… I have an addiction right now but I found the winners. Our Nike Outlet had these ones for 50% off and they were the only pair they had… it was meant to be that they were my size. Ummm the ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2 are insane. It was shocking to me how fast they felt to me… I’ll write a full review after I race in them but I was giddy over how fun they were to wear.
I’ve been marathoning since 2010 and I swear I learn something new about it all every single week and what works best for me, one of the many addicting parts of why we love running so much.
16.25 miles total at 7:16 average and 60 miles for the week.
We then did the super normal thing of sitting in the freezing cold river for 10 minutes. I brought a big jacket for my top half and an old pair of shoes to get in the river. Luckily, we were all numb after the first two minutes ha.
Doing this has always helped my recovery after a hard workout so much faster.
I then got straight in my hot tub with the kids and chickens running around to warm back up after the river.
Never has a burger tasted so good in my life.
And this for dessert… I found these in the car from Andrew when I was leaving for my long run. These are as good as it gets.
One of the biggest highlights of the weekend was going to the ‘Cake Creation Studio.’ These kids have been loving watching cake baking shows with me and so it was time they could try it out (with a pro helping them;).
Their fox… they were pretty proud of this work of art!
And rewind a few days, we were shuttling Brooke and Knox around town because they had PLANS WITH FRIENDS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. They are basically teenagers.
Ice baths… do you ever do them? Do they help you recover faster?
What was a highlight from your weekend?
Tell me about a good deal you have come across recently?
Favorite chocolate-covered item?
-Gummy bears (try them if you haven’t)