ladder 1 (one-ish minute recoveries)
400 x 4 (1:40-1:43)
1 min/45 sec/30 sec/20 sec/20 sec/30 sec/45 sec/1 min
While the paces were OK, my legs felt tired. I did a long run (13.2 miles/1 hr 50 minutes) on Sunday and then a pretty hilly 7 mile trail run on Monday. My legs were due for a break.
I took one Wednesday and cycled instead ( 23 miles @19.4 mph).
#6) Thursday - Tempo run..... 7.6 miles - with 5.2 miles at tempo pace (7:06). I did have to stop three times for about 20 seconds to refill the snack bowls. I forgot their blankets today so they needed extra snacks. They go through a lot of cheerios when we run but only about half the cheerios make it into their stomach, as you can see:
I am very pleased with a stroller tempo pace of 7:06! That is around 15 seconds faster per mile than our tempo pace last week. While I would like to attribute it to my awesomeness, it could have been the route - I do believe today's route was more flat. We drove to Kiwanis park in Tempe.
I wanted the kids to play at this park so that they could swing in these neat swings:
Brenna really liked the swings - she wanted to swing almost the entire time.
Hayden was more in the mood to climb:
Luckily, there was nothing really high for him to climb so he was able to play while I pushed Brenna in the swing. Going to the park is never easy, but it's always a lot of fun.
They also did some sliding:
Yes, I realize that Brenna is exposing some skin, but if anyone can pull it off, its her!