Hello Runner Friends!
It's time for another round of "Training Tuesday!" :)
But first up, I have a new tune for you to check out:
It's been a while hasn't it since I've suggested a tune for your running/workout playlist??? Well never fear, "Boom Clap" is here! It's pretty darn awesome too. ;)
Now, time for the Training part!
I got an unexpected call from Lola's Groomer asking if I was still coming for the appointment! Oops! I accidentally wrote that her grooming was on the 28th. :S After we raced there, I headed out for my run. I was trying to squeeze in as long of a run as I could before I had to leave and pick up Lola. I made it 7 miles...lol.
One way to keep my K tape from flopping around and eventually falling off my shin:
So I ran with my phone in case Lola's groomer called while I was in the trail and apparently my screen got foggy. :(
|P.S. these sparkling waters are phenomenal post-run!|
When I got home Matt let me help him stain the deck and we did some work around the house. Heads up: It is not a great idea to be in the squatting position for so long (while staining the deck) when you have a 20 miler the next day!
Second attempt at these muffins! YUM :D
Long run dinner fuel!
|Chicken, sweet potato, veggies and quinoa.|
"You're running HOW far today Mommy??? My paws are tired just thinking about 20 miles!" LOL.
|Lola really appreciates her beauty rest.|
20 miles is no joke! For real! :0 I wasn't taking any chances with IT Bands, TFL's, Achilles tendons or Tibialis Anteriors today! NO WAY!
The trail it was. :)
I loaded up the Camelbak with nuun, stuffed gels in my shorts and chews in my pouch along with phone & keys. Then with the iPod and Garmin I felt like I was heading out for battle with all the gear!
My plan was to run a straight ten miles out towards the Bike and Bean first, but then Matt suggested I do a closer radius since I was complaining about my calf earlier in the week. Good plan.
Running a long run on the trail on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning is pure bliss for a distance runner. :) I was so grateful to be out there and I get weirdly excited to do my long runs. I planned a slow and steady pace today so that I could cover the distance safely.
At 8ish miles I heard what I thought were two Kenyans approaching from behind. Nope. Just my speedy friend Erin and her man. :) I ran with these speedsters for a mile or so before they had to turn. They probably felt like they were crawling with my 8:20ish pace!
Look who I saw after they left!
|This is Emmy---the dog I had to chase down for the elderly lady last Wednesday! Emmy gave me a few kisses and I made sure her harness was tight before I headed off, lol. How cute is she?!|
Eew, and then I saw this! The jury is still out on whether it's a weird salamander or a snake. It had the tiniest little legs and was pretty small. Eew again! :S
I actually took another gel at 17 miles because I was running a little low on energy. This time it was orange tangerine and boy was it tasty! I actually had one of these exact gels at the Power Bar Cheer station at Boston this year and every time I have one I think of that part of the marathon. :) It was right before the Newton Hills and they were blasting "Like a G6" when I ran by. :)
Before I knew it I was done! I like running my 20 milers on the trail and I think I'll do it more often. The soft surface is so great on your legs!!!
Post run smoothie. :D
And of course, post run collage :D
Too soon???? LOL
|These were on display when I went to the grocery store Sunday afternoon!!!!|
You just don't go there unless you indulge in their scones and coffee. :D I even brought one of these scones home for Matt.
It wasn't that busy when I went there....clearly.
How is it that I ALWAYS see snakes when I'm alone?!?!?!
And of course, I finished Monday with the ALS ice bucket challenge!
|Lola tried real hard to steal ice cubes....LOL.|
After my run this morning I headed into work. :( Bye bye summer vacay. Is it weird that I looked at the distance on Mapquest (19.2mi) and thought "I could run that!" But obviously I won't....LOL.
For my run today I did the Coke Plant route via the trail. This is one of my favourite runs to do. I am still dreaming of the day I run by and there is someone giving out free samples. :D Someday.
|Yes, you are seeing correctly---> I DID wear one calf sleeve so that I could keep my K tape on. ;)|
|Post run smoothie: Banana, ice, cranberries, strawberries, peaches, mango, spinach, kale, chia seeds, flax meal, protein and almond milk! LOL. Lots of goodies in there!|
Thanks for reading all about my Training! Have a wonderful evening. :)
Suggestions for my next Netflix Binge Watching Show???
What do you put in your smoothies???
Have you done the ice bucket challenge?