I was not looking forward to this workout but then ended up having a lot of fun so I need to remember that next time I have a 5k to do.
I stretched for 20 minutes and used the theragun before starting… It’s a must right now if I want my hamstring happy during a run (and it was wahoo)! If my hamstring was hurting during the run, I was going to scratch the workout and get an uber, but luckily, that wasn’t the case.
NEVER judge your workout by the warm-up… a lesson I have had to learn infinite amounts of times.
I had 2 graham crackers and a caffeine Maurten before starting the run.
Not everyone made it in the photo, but we had our biggest group yet for the workout.
We hit about 3.5 miles before starting, and during the warm-up, I questioned how I would get moving, but eventually the caffeine kicked in, and my body was ready to go.
St. George 2019–> 5:50 pace
Boston 2022 (based on Lauren’s Strava because I ran it with her and wasn’t on Strava at the time)–> 5:44 average
St. George 2022–> 5:36 pace
The fitness is there for a big pr on Saturday, but it’s my mind’s job now to get me there.
I practiced Saturday, switching any negative thoughts that came into my head during the 5k to positive ones… i.e. ‘my legs are so tired’ to ‘wow, this is sure strengthening them’ or ‘I cannot maintain this pace’ to ‘this is fun getting the chance to maintain this pace’ or ‘my breathing is too hard right now’ to ‘I’m sure lucky to have lungs that allow me to do this.’
It works wonders.
Skye had the time of her life.
Tell me a negative thought you’ve turned into a positive one during a run.
How often do you have caffeine?
-Every. Day. Of. My. Life.
Last sports game you attended!?
Favorite carb loading routine/food the week of a marathon? Could you give me your tips?