This workout gave me some hope for St. George that the fitness will be there in 5.5 weeks… The more laid-back approach may be the key for me. Last year, I became pretty obsessive over splits/workouts/doing all of the things for St. George, and this year, I’m trying not to really think about anything and go with the flow without any pressure from myself. It’s what I did for Boston 2022, and that was the best race I’ve ever had, so I’m trying it again.
My coach had us do a progression within a progression run… The goal was 7:00, 6:45, 6:30 & 6:45, 6:30, 6:15 & 6:30, 6:15, 6:00… We had our friend pace us, and we ended up going faster, but it all felt really smooth, so we just followed him–> 6:58, 6:35, 6:20 & 6:34, 6:19, 6:02 & 6:14, 6:07, 5:54! There was a 5ish minute recovery jog in between sets. 14.1 @ 7:01 pace.
The key for this workout was to definitely take one mile at a time. Before the 2nd set we all told each other it was our last mile, we all lie together now. Why focus on anything else than the mile at hand!?
The Strava graph makes the uphill and downhill look more dramatic than it is… although the uphill had me breathing much harder than the downhill.
I liked how this workout progressed with each mile within each set and also from one set to the next. I think my coach is teaching me to avoid flying and dying;)
I am pretty sure the school hasn’t ever seen me in anything other than workout clothes.
The first thing Beck wants to do when he wakes up is go out and see Jack Skellington. He is a mini Andrew.
Maybe we should have waited a decade or two to buy new furniture. This definitely left a mark.
The neighbor boy came over to pick Skye up in his jeep for chicken nuggets at his house.
Finished off with some grass chats!
Marathon in a month has begun for our kids!
Sincere question: How in the actual how is today the last day of August?!
I guess this means it is time for the best combo on the planet… salted roasted peanuts and candy corn.
Candy corn thoughts and feelings?
Did your August feel like it flew by, too?
Tell me what your workout is today!
Question from Andrew—> What is your most embarrassing running story?
-It was probably the time I didn’t have to tell anyone that I peed my shorts during my first sub 3 but decided to tell blog about it anyway.