My 5k on Monday= I felt terrible.
Workout yesterday= I felt amazing.
It’s crazy to me how different the two mornings felt.
We had a big workout on the schedule–> 2 x 2 mile, 1 mile, 4 x 200s. The first 2-mile interval included flat and downhill (5:46, 5:39), the second 2-mile interval was straight uphill (500 ft climbing) for a while with a bit of downhill during the last .5 (8:52, 6:32), and the last mile was our MTC downhill mile (5:16). I didn’t time my 200s, but they were probably slower than my mile pace because it takes me about 400m to speed up, ha.
14 miles total @ 7:17 average.
Some of the cool-down was on dirt which felt very good on my body.
I went straight from the workout to pick up Knox!
I am very thankful for my niece making it easy for me to get out for my training when Andrew is at work. Last year, I was so tempted to marathon train with my friends (because I truly love it), but the timing didn’t feel right.
I just knew that the marathon training season would show up again in my life and that I needed to be patient for it to come. I’m glad I didn’t try to force it last year because it feels right again this year, which makes it much more enjoyable. I feel like I can still put the most important things first in my life while doing what I love with my friends in the mornings. I’m also in a place where I am getting 8+ hours of sleep almost every night, and that wasn’t happening last year, which makes marathon training so much more doable for me.
A few people had questions about our scooter, so here is more info from Andrew (I was mostly just concerned about having an orange scooter and good helmets for everyone riding). I use it for errands in our area, and anytime I need to put a smile on my face.
Hey everyone!! I’m not super knowledgeable about this but there are a few things that sold me on this scooter.
-First, this is a fuel-injected scooter. Without getting too technical on this, it pretty much means the engine is more reliable, has better fuel efficiency, and won’t have as many problems starting up after sitting in the garage during the winter (won’t have to replace a gunked-up carburetor)
-The scooter is a 150cc, so it will have enough power with Janae and me on at the same time and we can still make it up a hill even if we are both on it.
-I loved the retro look, it reminds me of old-school Vespas and I love those.
-We actually ran into a few neighbors with scooters that they bought from the Scooter Lounge and I had briefly met the owner previously!
-The Buddy Kick was the best bang for our buck in regards to all the things we were needing/wanted out of the selection available.
You are going to go for a 5-mile easy-paced run—> what shoes do you put on?
-Hoka Clifton 8
What season of running life are you in right now?
Sleep—> on average how much sleep do you get each night?