Somehow the group runs have gone from all women with maybe two men at workouts to now mostly men. The only other woman with me yesterday was my friend that just finished 3rd at Rock n Roll Vegas with a 1:13. She is also in the elite coral for Boston, so I was on my own for this workout for most of the miles. I would start before everyone else for each interval, and they would catch up to me halfway through the interval, so they didn’t have to wait too long for me to finish.
We all don’t feel like we ‘belong’ at times with our running, but this group always makes me feel like I do!
The warm-up was short (just 2 miles; I feel like I need 10 miles right now to be warmed up;) and then we got right into the intervals–> 4 x 2 miles with about .5 miles of jogging recoveries.
I think I went overboard on the caffeine before the run–> ehhhh 200mg between my gel and my perk energy, but I was SO tired when I woke up, and I thought it would get me moving). I felt like I was going to puke for most of the workout. Lesson learned, my body only tolerates 100mg of caffeine before a run.
My averages for the 4 sets of 2 miles were–> 6:03, 6:34, 6:03, and 5:52 (uphill and downhill segments shown in the different paces). Being so far behind these speedsters made me think in my brain I was way off on my paces, but then I looked up my workout from last year before Boston on these same segments (just in a different order), and I was very thrilled with the difference. 6:26 average last time, 6:08 average this time.
At the start of this training block, I told my coach that I wanted to make uphills my strength, and they are starting to feel that way!
And then we cooled down, which felt much, much better.
Another workout in the bank!
Skye gave me tips when I got home about Boston’s course;).
When you get to see grandma at Costco.
We ran plenty of errands.
Andrew brought home cinnamon rolls from Shirley’s Bakery (another Utah favorite).
And these two got in their matching swimsuits and we all hot tubbed.
*I have a Core Power code again! 15HRGIRL will get you 15% off HERE. Enter the code manually at checkout; it is good for any number of cases.
*Pink’s new album. I can’t stop listening to it, and it has so many great running songs on there, like Trustfall and Runaway.
*I told you about my favorite swimsuit last week (TOP and BOTTOM), but I thought I would share my other two swimsuits that I bought for this summer (Andrew and I are going somewhere fun this summer for a week, ahhh)… This top/bottom and this top/bottom. I like the sports bra look for suits.
*This jump house truly saved us this winter.
*Aftershock: Everest and The Nepal Earthquake. It’s on Netflix, and I was sweating throughout the entire documentary. It is beyond intense, but I had no idea about the devastation this earthquake caused.
How long do you need to feel warmed up on the run?
Last documentary that you watched, and what did you think?
Any albums you are loving to listen to lately?
Tell me one thing you are looking forward to this weekend!