Good morning from the desert! ☀️🌵I was soooo excited to get up and run this morning because Palm Springs is one of my absolute FAV places to 🏃🏼♀️- it’s warm, flat, and lined with palm trees. Literally the dreamiest of conditions in my opinion. 🌴 We only had time for 3.5 miles because we are here for a work conference for my hubs, and he had to get goin’ butttt I have big plans to venture further over the next few days. Also had big plans for a more “desert-y” pic from this run, but a pic at the AirBnB is all I’ve got for being in a rush. 😬 Happy Wednesday!! 💛
Heading in the direction of my goals...but with all my fingers and toes crossed and a coach that has me “building resilience”. We have stuck with 1h30 and 1hr40 Saturday runs and 1hr to 1hr15 easy Sunday runs since the beginning of the yr, consistently banking 75-90kms/wk of varied pace; only introducing 1-2 speed sessions/wk more recently. Will be time to step it up soon and spending more time in the pain zone. Been a long time since I made it this far into a training program, body is 3yrs older and at my age that seems to make quite a difference. Hoping to continue to explore what I’m still capable of🤞Every run is a bonus cause I really love it. Have a great weekend and some fun grinding those long runs 🤡 5wks until my next race 😆 #weekendvibes#running#fitat47#marathontraining#australianinstarunners#runningsa#swimbikerunfit#gcmarathon2019#berlinmarathon2019
It’s a runderful world❤️
5 miles for an AMAZING last desert run!🌵☀️
So, 2 thoughts I had on this run:
1- I never understood when people would say they have a hard time running their easy runs slow. I run 80% of my weekly runs at conversation pace (1-1.5 minutes slower than goal marathon pace), while engaging in actual conversation with my running buddies, and it’s so natural! Well, I’ve done 4 runs over the past week wearing earphones, and my natural pace falls into more of a goal marathon speed. I’ve been trying to slow down, and for some reason it’s just not happening. My point is: running with friends is such a great way to slow your runs down, because it forces you to run no faster than at a pace where you can hold a conversation. I know for a fact I wouldn’t have been able to hold a very strong conversation today.
2- Lots of questions about the headphones I ended up choosing, so I thought I would give my thoughts here. I really wanted wireless bluetooth headphones, so even though I had so many recommendations for the Aftershokz, I wanted single ear buds so I crossed the Aftershokz off my list. I ended up buying the Bose Soundsport Frees, wore them once, and returned them the next day. The sound quality was fantastic, however it sounded like a giant wind tunnel when I was running. I planned to buy AirPods the next day, but when I got to Best Buy, the employee talked me out of it because he said they will “work” for running, but since they aren’t sweat or water resistant, I’ll get frustrated with them falling out at long distances. So, that’s how I ended up with the new @jaybirdsport Run XTs. I absolutely love everything about them, and know I made the right choice. They’re pretty identical in terms of fit and sound as my old Jaybird Runs that I lost, but I think for me they were the best choice.
That’s all, Happy Friday!! I’m gonna go enjoy the sunshine and my last day in the desert! 💛 #desertrun
One of the best days of my life ♥️ Got up before the sun to hike 4 miles on The Great Wall with my daughters. The first sight took our breath away. We climbed ~2,000 feet up, and our legs were all trembling by the end. So proud of my girls. This is a day I’ll never forget. 💫
Happy St. Patrick’s Day (a day late!) I had to throw on another layer for my run today (high 30’s, low 40’s out there), but got it done!
✅4 miles easy
✅8 x 40 second hill repeats (they ranged from 6:17-7:01 pace) on a 6% ish incline •
(45 feet up in .11 of a mile). Math is not my forte, so if you can figure the incline out, let me know 😆
✅Recoveries down the hill (ranged from 9:09-9:59 pace)
✅3 miles easy
I liked this run, the burn was definitely there up the hills, but it was over with quick 👍.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my post Saturday. I really appreciate this community 💚, non runners would think I was just crazy! I definitely had a meltdown and I’m working through what it all means right now. I just know that I’ve really only hit the paces that I’m needing to hit for my goal marathon pace on the mill this cycle, it’s been a rough winter and I’ve been struggling outside. This has caused me to be super anxious and feel like I’m failing. I know rationally that this isn’t the case, but it just feels that way. I’m just going to run off of effort this week, not worry on paces (only checked these when I got home), and see how it goes! One day at a time. •