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.
*Abercrombie Kids is 30% off everything… I get many of our kid’s clothes from here whenever they do sales like this.
*LIQUID IV is 30% off sitewide with this link or the code HUNGRY-RUNNER-GIRL
*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.
*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?