Intimidated. I saw stars. A regret.

I saw stars during this workout’s final set, which isn’t an exaggeration.  The tricky thing about 300m intervals, I learned, is that you go the same pace as 200m intervals, but then you have to hang on for another 100m to finish them.

A good track workout where you hit that anaerobic state feels cleansing afterward.  I’m not sure if this is because you put out everything you have in you or because you feel more alive than ever (due to feeling more pain than ever;), but it just feels cleansing to me.

Bonus–> We saw the BYU women doing their final workout before the NCAA Cross Country Championships.  I cannot wait to see how they do.

We started with a four-mile w/u and then got to the track to do some drills (high knees, skips, etc). We then did two laps around the track with strides on the straightaway before jumping into the workout.

3 sets of 3 x 300m repeats.  Anaerobic was the goal, and anaerobic is what I accomplished.  There were 90-second rests (part stopped, part easy) between each interval and a 5-minute easy pace between each set.  We did these in lane 3 and switched directions for sets to lower the chance of injury.

I didn’t lap properly for all 9 intervals because it’s such a short time to be pushing a bunch of buttons, ha, but I couldn’t believe I was sub-5 for these:

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We finished with a few miles c/d and 12 miles total.

Girl gang doing hard things together.

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I have a very good feeling about Seville due to how good I feel right now, but I’m not going to lie… The flatness of the course is scaring me a bit.  I’ve never raced a flat marathon (I have sub-3s at Boston, CIM, St. George, and Big Bear, which are all net down ((some much more than others)), so this will be a new challenge for me!

From my friend’s Seville Marathon last year… 220 total ft gain and loss over 26.2 will be pretty different for me.

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I’m trying to set a new trend with different sock lengths… at least they were the same brand.

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Andrew wasn’t drinking as much soda as I was, but he’s doing this swap with me and says he is feeling amazing, too.

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I instantly regretted bringing this ringing Christmas phone out of storage so soon.

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They had PJ day at school, which is truly their favorite day due to the comfort levels they experience.

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After-school snacking…

We had this cheddar broccoli soup and it is fabulous.  New favorite.

Along with cookie dough.

Now that it is dark at 4 pm (or maybe because soccer slowed down and we have more time), it has brought back my love for reading.


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Flat marathon advice and training, please.  I need it all!  Who has done a flat marathon?

What type of courses do you prefer for races?

-Hilly, flat, down, trail?

Any funny regrets that you have recently?  These are my favorite.  

Best running socks, in your opinion?

-I stand by the power strides forever.

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