Hello hello! The end of spring racing seems to have brought about the (temporary) end of blogging. I’d like to say I’ve been too busy running to blog, but the truth is that I’m a seasonal runner, and summer is my lull time. I know there are people who just love to train year-round, but I like having a break from hard training, for both physical and mental reasons. So what HAVE I been doing?
Well, for one, I’ve still been running—just less. I’m averaging 20-30 miles a week, mostly less than 6 miles at a time. It lets me keep up my base fitness while giving me more time to do other things. I’ve been trying to strength train three times a week, which is hard for me because I just don’t enjoy it. (Whoever invented Bulgarian Split Squats should be shot. Ow ow ow owwww.) But I know I’m much healthier when I do weights, so I’m trying. I’ve also been doing lots of power yoga—this is great because I love yoga but don’t always have time during heavy training, plus I think it helps with injury prevention. Finally, I’ve been doing lots of intervals and sprint work on the treadmill, and I’m planning a little post on how to do treadmill intervals in the near future.
I’ve also been making these scary things in my kitchen: Pina Colada Energy Chews. I made them before my last race in July, and since they proved to be good race fuel, I thought I would share the recipe.