The day started with 8 miles @ 8:24 average pace.
The kids wanted to eat an orange after brushing their teeth, and I warned them how that was a bad idea… Knox decided he wanted to experience that terrible taste for himself.
Skye would have gone into the school with them if I had let her… her preschool starts in September, which is way too late, in her opinion.
Beck and Beretta have been pretty inseparable (I’m guessing partly because Beck loves to share his snacks with her).
I really worked hard in the kitchen for dinner;)
And now I’m off for a massive workout.
PS I have to share what Laura shared with me about why I might have experienced nausea during my half due to taking Immodium:
I’ve arrived in the in-between stage of marathon training. You know that feeling when you first start training for a race, and you have all of the motivation? You decide that you are going to train smarter than ever before. You are going to foam roll every night, hit every pace perfectly, and crush it with your sleep/nutrition/hydration. You feel motivated and fresh to go big for the race you signed up for.
You feel that way for a while, and then the motivation wears off because you get increasingly tired.
That’s where I’m at! The marathon is still far enough away (6.5 weeks) that there is still a lot of work left to do and I’m not feeling fresh from all of the training done so far.
This is the part of training that takes a whole lot of discipline (and maybe some new running clothes to give a boost of motivation;) to keep checking off the workouts. Don’t feel like you are alone when that motivation wears off. It’s part of the training cycle, and we have to keep plugging away and staying consistent because it will pay off on race day, and as things get closer… the motivation always comes back. Keep going!
PS this was the really nice part about Boston for me this year, the training cycle was so short that I never got to this low motivation point in training!
Are you feeling motivated lately with your training or using discipline to keep up with it?
Core work–> does it EVER get easier?
In your opinion, what is the worst food to eat right after brushing your teeth?
Does anyone ever switch which arm they wear their running watch on? I want to try it just because I think it will feel very strange.