I’m Sarah and I love to eat smores, oatmeal and pineapple pizza. Oh and I like to run sometimes too..
Yikes! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in what? 4 days or so? Woops. I have all great reasons though and they all include wonderful company and very yummy food. 🙂
Even though I disappeared from the blog world for a few days doesn’t mean that I skimped out my running too. No way, not this girl!
I had my 12 mile long run this morning and it went swimmingly! I’ve been experimenting with my training plan and ya know what? I think I found a winner this week!
Here’s the breakdown of my training plan:
- Sunday: Active rest day – went on a long walk followed by some pilates
- Monday: Cross training – Hike/Bike Adventure
- Tuesday: 4 Miles + weights
- Wednesday: 7 Miles
- Thursday: 4 Mile fartlek run
- Friday: Cross Train – Bike to gym + 20 min elliptical/20 min incline walk + abs + bike back from gym
- Saturday: Rest
- Sunday: 12 miles!
Normally I run my long runs on Saturday but because of an impromptu weekend getaway..
Baseball games = best summertime activity!
I added an extra cross training day and ran my 12 mile long run on Sunday and ya know what? That extra cross training day did wonders for my legs this morning. Note to self: Two days off of running before long runs from now on.
After getting pretty burnt out with running a few weeks ago I decided to take a different approach. I added some variety but at the same time more structure too. Throughout this week I’ve been getting to bed around 10:30-11:00 pm
and waking up at 6:00 am
. I do my whole coffee/luna routine before my workouts begin. And luckily this week I received a lovely package from the lovely people over at Luna Bar
to help fuel my morning routine.
I was so excited to receive this package and am loving the Luna
running hat! I wore it during my 4 mile run and it fit perfectly. It was super light and kept all of the super cute sweat that I create off my face; and of course kept the sun out of my eyes! Always, a mega plus 🙂
After becoming sufficiently inspired I hit the rode for my 12 miles.
- Mile 1: 8:35 pace – “Whoa baby! Sloowww it down.”
- Mile 2: 8: 15 pace – “This is weird, slow Sarah.. we have 10 more miles”
- Mile 3: 8: 45 pace – “Getting better”
- Mile 4: 9:10 pace – “This is more like it”
- Mile 5-8: 9:35 pace
- Mile 9-10: 9:40 pace
- Mile 11: 9:15 pace
- Mile 12: 8:30 pace
I have to say that after getting back at 1 am the night before (from babysitting) I was super nervous that I was going to just die on my run this morning. Luckily, I woke up with enough energy to start out with an 8:30 pace! That never happens.It must have been that extra cross training day.
After finishing up my run I had my second ice bath of my life. Is it weird that I was looking forward to it the entire time I was running? So strange because last week I hated it
but this week I lasted a solid 15 minutes in that incredibly beneficial self-made torture device.
Once I was all iced up/cleaned up I made myself the most perfect post run breakfast. I had planned on using the Blueberry French Toast recipe from Sound Eats
but the website was blocked this morning! So, I winged it and I think they turned out pretty excellent if I do say so myself 🙂
Blueberry French Toast with mashed banana + mango chobani + extra blueberries
Now, it’s time for me to catch up on some blog reading. I’m so behind! How have your runs been going this weekend? Good? Great? I want to hear!!