We like having our runs planned months in advance, but this winter has surely made us flexible. We just hit a new record for the most snow recorded in Utah!
I woke up on Saturday morning and saw that our roads had a layer of snow on them and decided that I was going to do the treadmill. My coach invited me to join them (2:2X marathoners) because the roads were better were they were. I was terrified. I kept thinking how much better the treadmill would go because I wouldn’t have to push myself as hard as going with insanely fast runners somewhere I didn’t know the route. But I decided the things that scare me are what make me a better runner, so I got in my car and drove to meet them.
The perfect figure 8 23 miler.
That yellow sign says, ‘camel crossing,’ which was a first for me to see on the run.
It was the perfect run to nail down nutrition (a gel every 4 miles…BOOM!). I had water at the gas station and some snow, but I didn’t do a great job with hydration.
I learned my lesson last week having hands that were too cold to open gels. So I wore these giant gloves (I can’t find them online anymore, sadly) with hand warmers. My hands were so happy, and I could easily take my gels. I’ll bring these to Boston, just in case.
Andrew was away for the last few days on a guys’ trip! He was VERY missed by all of us. We were extremely jealous of the weather he was experiencing in Texas! He even came home with a sunburn?!
Let’s chat about our remodel… This all started with wanting lighter floors. I love the color of our dark floors, but you can see every dog paw print and piece of dust on them, and we were over trying to keep them clean. We then decided to add wood floors to some of the rooms with carpet, repaint everything, fix our fireplace, add some built-ins, update the moldings, lighting, and cabinets, and here we are… We will be moving out soon for them to keep working. I wish I were more like my sister and doing this myself, but I do not trust myself… I’m sure we would do great with the demo part but then get too lazy to finish it, ha.
It’s literally for our marriage…♬ original sound – Alex and Jon
Here is how peak week looked… Time to drop down to 68 miles this week!
Monday: 12 miles @ 8:36
Tuesday: 11 miles @ 8:14
Wednesday: 18 miles @ 7:43 average. 6.5-mile w/u and 4 mile c/d. 20 x 400m w/ 200m jogging recoveries. I averaged 84s, and it was a challenge going continuously with this workout when we normally do standing recoveries.
Thursday: 10 miles @ 8:37 average
Friday: 7 miles @ 9:19 average
Saturday: 23 miles @ 6:57 average. We didn’t do a workout but I kept it steady and conversational—1300 ft of climbing and a great dress rehearsal for Boston.
81 miles for the week.
Any highlights from your weekend?
Do you keep in touch with your friends from high school?
Is anyone else doing any remodeling or recently? How’s it going?
Anyone have a trip coming up?