I guess I like Thursday speed workouts because this one felt surprisingly great! It was nice to be outside and not worry about slipping on ice too.
Opening gels with frozen fingers is rough; I was reminded of that yesterday. I had a few graham crackers and a gel before the run, a gel at mile 6ish, and another at 10.
16 miles @ 7:17 average with 2 x 2 miles + 1 mile + 5 x 200ms. I felt pretty strong with the workout (and a 2nd fastest time on the first segment, wahoo), which was so needed. I am fine continuing forward with a bunch of runs that feel extra hard as long as I can get a little glimpse of fitness once in a while ha.
Shorts when it was 21° F was a risky choice, but I was happy I did…
PS right before we started the workout, a friend reminded us how much smiling will help us throughout the workout. I smiled as much as my frozen face allowed me too and it helped.
When Kodiak Cakes are on sale at Costco, I want to fill my entire cart with them.
Beck had his first-ever dentist appointment. He made sure to thoroughly inspect everything before getting checked out.
I meal prepped me and Andrew’s lunches for the next few days (and had to pick out the few brussel sprouts to put in the salad that I hadn’t burned).
And Skye requested dream pizza for dinner!
Let’s get chatting about some favorite things this week…
*Emily told me about the Peloton foam rolling class! Brilliant. Need someone to help you not abandon stretching/rolling after 20 seconds? (I do)
Take one of the classes!
*Also, my coach sent me this class for stretching and it’s a great one too.
*Breaking Point on Netflix. I don’t want to tell you how fast I went through the season. I am fascinated by watching the best of the best do their thing and what it takes to be at their level.
*The joy that Des and Kara’s new podcast brings me…. PS spoiler, but Des said she has a book coming out next year!
*Lauren Fleshman’s book. I finished it earlier this week and I want every runner and coach to read it. Wow. I devoured that one. I looked forward to any chance I had (even when doing laundry!) to listen to it, but now I want to buy a copy of the book to highlight it. It is right up there with Deena’s book for me now.
*Andrew and I both have one of these and use them daily for our hot or cold drinks. I’ve been obsessed with Stanley water bottles for years and am now obsessed with their mugs because we are usually on the go, and they are easy to take everywhere.
Does anyone else love Kodiak Cakes?
Have any fun plans this weekend?
Do you need the motivation to stretch or foam roll, or are you pretty good at getting them done on your own?
Who has a show they have watched recently and loved? I need another!