Loving the spring weather and how my outfit matches the flowers! It was a lovely 54 degrees this morning with no wind. This easy run felt great after yesterday’s 200s with no lingering soreness. I’m still loving all the Boston race reports that are being posted. Even though the marathon is a shared experience, everyone has their own individual stories on what the race means to them.
Really strong workout on the track this morning! On Saturday, I watched my coach compete in the indoor marathon world record championships. The track was 200m which equates to 211 laps. I was really inspired by this and kept it in mind during today’s workout. If they could run 211 x 200, I could certainly give my all on just 10, with 200m recovery jogs in between! My splits were: — 0:41 0:41 0:40 0:40 0:39 0:39 0:38 0:38 0:38 0:38 — I just kept pushing harder and harder, making sure I ran hard on the curve and not just the straightaway. I focused on staying relaxed, leaning into it and pumping the arms. This was my fastest ever set of 200s!
Congratulations to everyone who ran the Boston Marathon yesterday! I enjoyed tracking you and cheering for you all! It was a warm day but you powered through! Only 364 days until I run it again! I am on the every-two-year plan! 😁 — Easy run for me today after a hard track workout yesterday morning. I was happy to be back in long sleeves.
What a fun workout on the track this morning! It was 5 x (1000m, 200m recovery jog, 400m) with 3 minutes recovery in between sets. Each rep adds up to one mile with 1400m of hard running. I loved the challenge of shifting gears as it kept me engaged. I got out super early to avoid the wind advisory. Splits were: — 4:09/1:30 (6:40/6:00) 4:01/1:30 (6:28/6:00) 3:59/1:30 (6:24/6:00) 3:57/1:29 (6:21/5:56) 3:56/1:29 (6:20/5:56) — I kept thinking about how strong my coach looked during his track marathon on Saturday and that motivated me. This was hard but I felt good by gradually speeding up as I went along. Now it’s time to track my friends at the Boston Marathon!
I was really surprised that my mileage rallied up to 61 miles this week. I was mainly focused on Cherry Blossom recovery so most of the miles were easy. I ran a track workout Thursday and and 18-miler on Saturday at a relaxed pace. — I wore blue and yellow on today’s recovery run in honor of the Boston Marathon runners. I am so excited for everyone running and I hope you all have amazing experiences! Just 365 more days until I run it again! 💙💛 — I also took this new Nike Flynit bra for its maiden voyage. I bought it in New York on Friday and it is made with the same Flyknit they put in their shoes. It supported me well, but wasn’t as comfortable as some of my other sports bras.
I love running in New York City! Greg and I are here celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our first date. This morning, we headed out of our hotel (southeast of the park) and ran through city streets to Riverside Park. We ran up and down that stretch, and then entered Central Park for about 7 miles before running back to the hotel. — It was very muggy and warm (this photo is from yesterday). We started off easy in the 8:40’s and 8:50’s but once we got into the park I started moving faster. For some reason I always run really well in Central Park. I was very happy to be running sub 8:00 by the end up the run, given the weather. — Now I’m going to go cheer on my coach @adlemoncello as he runs the indoor marathon championships. — 📷 @gregclor