12 x 1k—> DONE!
For some reason looking at my watch during this particular workout demotivates me. I think I ‘should be’ going faster, which then makes me run slower. If you ever have workouts like that, tape the front of your watch or flip it over, so you don’t look at it. My goal was to focus on my effort and staying close to my friend Hilary! I stayed with her for the first 9 and then was just a bit behind her for the last 3, and I was very happy about that. Focusing on effort instead of the numbers made it fun.
I did jogging recoveries for the first few but then needed standing recoveries for the rest and paused my Garmin for that… the recoveries were 90ish seconds.
This workout hurts.
Special shoutout to my Tracksmith shorts, but I love the little somewhat sticky strips on the bottom of the shorts, they make it so they don’t rise at all. Also, the perfectly sized pockets for your gels and the fact your phone can fit in the back pocket… just the dream shorts.
Three graham crackers before the run, two Maurten gels throughout, a bottle with Liquid IV (HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL gets you 25% off and free shipping), a bottle of water, and my Fairlife protein drink in the car right when I finished.
Bonus points go to our friend who was on an eliptigo and refilled our bottles when needed.
After the workout, we went to the lake with some friends for a few days, and our kids are in heaven.
I tried to front-load my week as much as possible so that I’m not running a ton while we are gone because these friends think I am a nut for my running;). I’m kidding, they support me. My goal is to hit somewhere between 70-75 this week, and then next week will drop to 50 with a half-marathon on Saturday.
Marathon Training is exhausting, but so is everyday life, so we might as well do them both, right? That seems like sane logic.
PS being in charge of two meals when one of your friends is a chef and owns many restaurants is a bit stressful.
Run on trips or not so much?
Ever flip your watch or tape the front, so you focus on effort more?
Have a lake close to you? Which one(s)?
On a scale from 1-10 (10 being excellent), how good of a cook do you think you are?