I went into this run with Kaydi and Carolyn, wondering if I could hang or if I would end up lost somewhere in their dust because the last time I did a long workout was the St. George Marathon. Surprisingly, I could keep pretty close to them (I swear quitting soda and drinking green smoothies has changed so much for me)!
We started at 7:45 am, which felt like a treat because the sun was out, and we all could sleep a bit! I ate a Belvita Bar on the way to where we were starting and then used Maurtens along the way.
We did a 25-minute warm-up, 40 minutes @ 6:35 pace, 10 minutes easy, 20 minutes @ 6:26 pace, 5 minutes easy, 10 minutes @ 6:19 pace, and 10 minute cool-down. The whole run was pretty flat, but the graph makes it look more dramatic… although any incline felt accurate to the graph’s steepness ha.
The few weeks of short intervals I did at much faster paces leading up to this sure helped to make the paces on Saturday feel more doable. My coach will mix some of those shorter workouts into my marathon training plan (a little less than 12 weeks away)!
Carolyn and I perceive temperatures a bit differently.
Andrew is able to get out on his gravel bike for some short rides. It’s incredible what movement and sunshine do for a human… he missed it so much.
Hmmmm, maybe my hair is a bit too short for high ponytails now.
My brother’s family all went out for runs, and he is hoping I can help him get a sponsorship with Under Armour to send him sweatbands because he wears one for every run.
We came home to so much snow. We aren’t getting ski season passes this year, so I’m having a more challenging time feeling excited about it. The kids are sure happy about it, though.
Brooke came home yesterday!
*lululemon sale items!
*Amazon deals—> The vitamix I use daily for my smoothies! I love my mini theragun. The endorphin shifts from Saucony are 30% off and so are the Asics Novablast 3s. The updated version of my Garmin is $200 off! The ultimate sheets are 49% off. Andrew said our ice machine has been life-changing and is 35% off.
Doing any online shopping today?
Did you travel for Thanksgiving? Anyone host? Have you recovered from it?
Anything that comes with you for every single run?
Tell me a highlight from your weekend!