Last night I went for my first run back at the beach in almost a month!
It was the first time I’ve done a proper speedwork session in a couple of weeks and it was HARD but really good!
It was a fartlek and I did the fast portions at 9 – 9:30 pace! WHOOOOO! I was exhausted (in a good way) by the end of the third hard mile!
Speaking of speed, elite ultrarunner Sage Canaday has started a new video series following his training to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. Sage has qualified twice before and in fact was the youngest person to ever qualify back in 2007 when he was just 21 years old.
Sage will be going for sub 2:18 at the LA Marathon on March 15th!
Here’s his intro video where he just talks about his plans to qualify:
He also has a video where he writes his training plan, does a track workout, runs a 2-mile repeat workout and in the latest video he runs 1km repeats. You can see all of the videos HERE.
Just a warning that the one where he talks about writing his plan is a bit boring… unless you’re also planning to qualify, then maybe you’ll find it interesting! The track workout video is really cool.
What’s incredible to me is that he sets out to do his 200 meter repeats at 70 seconds and he basically hits between 65 and 70 seconds on every single one except for one of them. That’s serious precision!
I’m most impressed by Sage because he has serious speed on the road and at short(er) distances, but also consistently wins 50-milers on the trail. I think this year he’s going for his first 100! Really incredible athlete!
Okay, enough geeking out about running, let’s talk about my other favorite thing: Cecil!
He’s had this pink feather toy for YEARS now and he’s just decided that he wants to play with it 24/7!
He’s too cute! : )
Alright, I’m signing off for now! I hope you have a great day!
Just a couple more days until the weekend and a couple more days until my mom arrives for a short visit!!!!!
Do you like watching videos of people running?
– I could watch them all day!