Labor Day SALES + Training Recap + Weekending!

(shoes, shorts, bra)

The adizero was not made for trail running, but Saturday’s workout included trails and speed on the road, so I decided they were my best bet.  I wore my pair that needs to be retired very soon, and they surprisingly did really well on the trails… I even hit a new PR on this trail.

Twenty miles is always very daunting to me, but because we went from the road to the trails, to the road, back to the trails, and then finished on the roads… the 20 miles flew by because we were constantly switching things up. I’ve completed this 10-mile loop (called the LA Freeway for lactic acid;) before, and it usually makes me very tired, and on Saturday, we did it TWICE.

For the first loop, we pushed the uphills on the trails and then did a 2-mile ‘chill’ tempo downhill on the roads @ 6:19 average, and then for the second loop, we pushed the downhills on the trail and then did a 2-mile ‘hard’ tempo downhill @ 5:44 average.  Saturday was the best I have felt since before Boston this year! 

We were lucky not to have to bring any water with us because the loop we had included two water fountains and a stop at our cars.

We went straight for maple bars afterward.  I’m still experiencing blue lips even with my inhalers?!?

Afterward, Knox and Skye asked to run with me, which meant another 1.35 miles.

I couldn’t say no. It was so much fun.

And just a few more pictures from our weekend:


Butter cake from Sol Agave. A Utah must.

This week’s training:

Monday: 11 miles @ 8:32 average

Tuesday: 10 miles @ 7:58 average

Wednesday: A progression within a progression of 3 x 3 miles… 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 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.

Thursday: 10 miles @ 8:10 average

Friday: 7 miles @ 8:33 average

Saturday: 20 miles @ 8:06 pace, 50% on trails and 50% on the roads. Climbed 2400 ft and got some excellent downhill tempo miles in, too. 1.35 miles with Skye and Knox after:)


Let’s chat about some sales today because shopping is one of my favorite coping mechanisms;). I kid, a little bit.

*Madewell 30% off… I wear this jumpsuit all of the time, my checkered dress, this bag and this cardigan are in my cart, and I’ve worn these black jeans for a few years.

*Abercrombie Kids is 30% off everything… I get many of our kid’s clothes from here whenever they do sales like this.

*Abercrombie is 15% off everything, and I am currently obsessed with this sweatshirt, these jeans, this tee, and this 1/2 zip.

*The code SEPTEMBER gets you up to 55% off at adidas… like my favorite pocket sports bra and running shorts with pockets.

*LIQUID IV is 30% off sitewide with this link or the code HUNGRY-RUNNER-GIRL

*40% off Gap!! Love this waffle crewneck, black sweater, white henley, this dress, and jogger set. I also want all of their workout clothes currently.

*Amazon–> SHOKZ running headphones, I use these storage bins all over my house, love these makeup wipes, this speaker, the airpods I use, these makeup sponges I recently started using, this exercise dress I bought for pickleball, and the sheets I can’t live without.

*My favorite bra and crop top at Outdoor Voices is 50% off. Their t-shirts that I love are on sale too.

*Not on sale but I found the cardigan that I’ve loved and always get a lot of questions about and is so incredibly soft in a different color:)


Do you have the day off? What are your plans?

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Ah maple Bars sound delicious!

We do have today off and might take it easy. Might be coming down with something gulp.

We had a super low key low weekend. I persuaded J to drive to point roberts on saturday to pick up a parcel. I got a sweatshirt from sarie marie design and then we went for fish and chips in steveston. River got some too. Yesterday Jason biked and River and I ran. And I spent a couple hours decluttering the closet. Ended up with 2 huge donation bags! And of course was live streaming utmb. Such incredible performances!

Have a great day Janae!


Oh no! I hope you aren’t getting sick but for sure take today easy. FISH AND CHIPS… and shopping, I am very jealous of your weekend. Right?! I was so inspired. Thanks Kristine, you too!


Awesome job on your long run! And I agree, switching from road to trail does make the miles go by much quicker.
I know I have said this before, I am not really a donut person. But if I do get a donut, it has to be a maple bar.
I was able to sneak in a short run on Saturday, and it felt good to run, but it was SOOOO humid! 93% humidity, so it was a hard 3 miles. I do feel like I’m starting completely over with running, which is ok. I will definitely treat myself like a new runner for a while.
No big plans today. Nala was up a lot during the night, so I may even nap today.
Have a great day off.


I’m glad you appreciate the maple bar;). 93%!! That would have killed me. I really think those longer breaks do so much good for us and the big picture. Take the nap! Thanks Wendy, you too:)


We went big on the trail this morning – 15 miles, Les’ longest ever on foot. He’s 5 weeks out from Rim to Rim and I’m proud of my coaching. He’s currently injury free and feeling more confident with each big effort. Now we both need naps! Burgers, fries and s’mores tonight.


just thought of something………I don’t think I;ve ever the words hill repeats in your posts?….do you prefer intervaks to hills?


Where is your hat from? I’m looking for a new one and I love yours!


Hey!! Mine is like 8 years old but it is from lululemon. Here is a cute one that they have now:

Finding a good hat is SO hard. Good luck and have a beautiful day, Caitlin.

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