Friday, July 19, 2024

20 x 400 & I’m pressured.


(footwear, shorts, bra, shirt, rain jacket)

Lauren and I have been matching!

It wouldn’t be an enormous exercise day with out some kind of climate problem. It rained and hailed for the 6-mile warm-up, however as soon as we obtained to the observe, it was truly sort of good out and solely evenly raining.  There have been puddles on the observe, and my ft have been moist, nevertheless it truly felt like a summer season trip to not be hypothermic (slight exaggeration) whereas doing pace.
One in all our coaching mates works on the college, so he had this out for us… it was very wanted.

20 x 400s. I feel this was my sixth or seventh time doing this exercise, however we switched it up slightly, making it more durable than regular. We often do that exercise with equal standing recoveries (i.e., if the 400 takes 90 seconds to finish, you stand for 90 seconds earlier than occurring to the following one), however this time we did 200m jogs after every 400m interval.

I felt fatigued in my legs a lot sooner than regular doing it this manner, and my common was a number of seconds slower than earlier makes an attempt. Whereas the continual stream of the exercise made it more durable to do, it additionally made it extra enjoyable and felt prefer it glided by quicker. For the primary 10 intervals, I at all times attempt to go at a tempo the place I’m holding again slightly, then I choose it up for the following 5, after which I attempt to survive the ultimate 5 and end with my quickest one for the day. I began with an 86 for my first one and completed with 80 seconds for my final one.

I averaged 84 seconds for the 400s and completed with 18 miles complete for the day at a 7:43 common. 6.5 mile w/u and 4ish mile c/d. I took a gel each 5 miles!

Throughout the cool-down, I talked to my coach about eager to work on doing a 5k/10k coaching cycle after Boston after which constructing as much as a half after which a full (considering of CIM for actual this yr:). I’d like to work in the direction of a quicker leg turnover and feeling explosive within the quick distances, which I feel will assist my marathon in the long term. I’ve by no means accomplished this earlier than, however it’s making me really feel actually excited, and that’s how I determine what to do subsequent:)

I took this class afterward! I’m actually liking pilates proper now throughout peak week as a result of it retains issues activated and firing with out making my legs sore like some weight lifting does.

We tried to ski however solely made it one run earlier than the lifts have been closed due to lightening.

We introduced meals to my mum or dad’s home to prepare dinner as a result of our kitchen was dusty yesterday…

And probably the most stunning cookie for dessert…

I swear we thought this is able to all be occurring after Boston however they began attending to work straight away, ha.  I’m slightly pressured.

It’s all going to be value it ultimately (I’m repeating to myself as a mantra)…  Mother, we could be dwelling with you once more quickly;). 


Who does pilates?!  Inform me your ideas on it!

How usually do you run on a observe?

Favourite electrolyte drink and taste?

-Liquid IV (HUNGRY-RUNNER-GIRL will get you 25% off and free delivery) pina colada and I want races had that alongside the course!

Q from Andrew, inform us one thing you can not reside with out.


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