I had some firsts yesterday…
We did our MTC miles with a twist. I’ve probably done this segment 160 (135 of them recorded on Strava, ha) times, but my coach changed it up on me, and I’m not sure I can do it any other way from here on out because I enjoyed it so much.
This mile drops 150ft, and we use it to help our leg turnover get faster and get our body accustomed to running faster paces. My workout was 14 miles total with 5 x MTC miles, with the first .75 of the mile done more conservatively and the last .25 down much faster.
It was so much fun. It helped me to pace the miles much better, split them up, and focus on fixing my form for the last quarter mile in order to speed up. If you are ever bored with mile repeats, try this method out of taking the first 3/4ths conservatively and then pushing the pace for the last 1/4th.
For the first time ever, I didn’t finish the MTC (named MTC because of the building we run around) mile and start coughing like crazy. I have never experienced being able to breathe so easily at the end of this hard effort. Between remembering to use my inhalers before the workout and the super humid (for Utah) air, my breathing was amazing. I like being able to breathe.
I loved this top, but it didn’t last long because of how hot it was… It will be a great September top when the temps drop slightly.
My hair is pin-straight, but the humidity brought it a few waves.
I did the first three in the Adizero Adios Pro 3 (they REALLY need to restock these) and the last two intervals in the Nike Vaporfly 3, and when comparing them so close together… I actually liked the Adizero better.
I had a Maurten caffeine gel before with graham crackers, a normal Maurten at miles 5 and 10, and liquid IV after each interval for how much we were sweating…
This class from Matt Wilpers after was so good if you have the Peloton app.
And this was the highlight of everything.
Twelve days away felt like forever.
Beck was so happy to have his brother back.
We had a windy and rainy soccer game.
And I ate the best ice cream of my life at Crispy Cone. The base was a churro with cookie butter inside 🤤.
Two more things today…
*Did you see this?!? GOALS!
*What are your thoughts about the 12:10 (men) and 12:20 (women) pm starts for the Olympic Trials marathon? Why can’t they start at 6 am? 🥵
Do you have curly, straight, or in-between hair?
Do you think they should change the start time of the marathon?
Any new firsts in your training or running?
What is your next speed workout?