Hey guys and gals! (Sorry if that was corny but I say that to my six and seven year old students lol).
Last Sunday I headed out for my final FLAT easy paced 20 mile run. Here are Lola's thoughts on the long run:
I'm a huge advocate of doing your long runs solo, sometimes ;) in order to train your brain to endure the fatigue on your own. I've LOVED running with my friends this year though! Having a training buddy is a new thing for me and it DOES make those long runs so much more enjoyable! Super huge thanks to Jennie, Marg and Christine for making it fun!
So I headed out into the trail for 20 solo miles, with no friends, no crowd support and no distractions. I have to say that I noticed a big difference in my ability with choosing a super flat route than the hillier routes I've done this winter. Obviously the run made me tired, but I didn't feel like death when I was done, (crowd cheers).
And then it was cheers to the freaking taper!!!!
Monday included some Physiotherapy where we worked it, glute style. ;)
Still nourishing like a champ!
And also obsessing over this marathon pace chart:
Thursday was Running club day. We ran 1.8 miles around the school grounds and a first grader handed me a dandelion during each lap. :)
That evening it was 4 miles at 8:13 pace.
Oh and more Taco Soup! Matt and I just can't get enough!!
Friday night was Girl's Movie Night! We saw "How to be Single" and I laughed the entire time. In the photo below everyone was laughing because I spilled tons of popcorn trying to set up the timer on the phone and it's STILL overflowing! LOL.
Matt sent me this when I was at work on Friday and it made my day:
There was a snow storm heading into our region Saturday night so my last long run of 10 miles happened on Saturday.
|I tried to take a jump shot and I laughed when I saw it! At first I wasn't going to post it but I thought it was too funny not to!|
Just to contrast:
Someone loves the snow but not the snowballs.
Packing has begun!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
How was your weekend???