This summer, I have copied Molly and tried to avoid looking at the weather before runs/races. I’ve loved this tip because it has helped me avoid getting the numbers in my head and using them as an excuse when things get hard. Sometimes, I’ll look up the temp when I finish, but it’s been nice to get the weather out of my brain during these runs.
Yesterday felt about 20 degrees cooler than Saturday, and I can’t believe the difference it made in how I felt. While I have no idea what the temperature difference actually was, I couldn’t believe how much better the paces felt. The heat sure does something to us.
Everyone, get ready for the fall PRs coming your way that you’ve worked so hard for all summer long.
I was so lucky to have my friend, Amy, in town because she helped me through this workout. She is so fit, and I did my best to keep up.
2.5-mile w/u, 5-mile ‘fatigue’ tempo @ 6:37 pace (we were still able to chat ((well, Amy was more than me;)) and then about a mile easy followed by 3 x our downhill mile repeats–> 5:23, 5:22, and 5:26 (I was alone for the last one, and I can never get myself to go as fast solo) and then finished up with a c/d.
We started in the pitch dark, and that felt very strange.
Skye had her first real day of Kindergarten. She loved every second.
This goodbye was rough. I swear I just met Andrew, and somehow, we have a Kindergartner together.
Beck was so relieved when Skye was done and told her he is coming with her next time.
Back to homework afternoons.
Tacos for dinner with the carne asada and avocado salsa from Costco for dinner.
Tis’ the season where 90% of the packages we get are filled with Halloween decorations.
What season did your PRs happen?
-Spring and Fall:)
Would you rather go for a run without your headphones or without a watch tracking your run?
Do you do any type of warm-up before a run?
-Sometimes some squats and lunges to wake up my glutes but I think I need to do more.
What is your reason for going on a run today?