Wednesday, September 30, 2015

3 days!

I’m getting excited for race day around here! I’m being super cautious because with my luck Ill trip and sprain an ankle or turn weird and hurt my knee before the race.. **knock on wood.

I am however hydrating like a boss.

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Today has been crazy and I knew it yesterday so I made sure to have leftovers from yesterday ready for dinner!

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I have been working out each day:

Monday: GPP workout

Tuesday: About half of boot camp which included my 6x400m runs that were on my plan.

Wednesday: I did half of the GPP workout

Tomorrow I plan on 3 easy miles after I get done coaching and then it is off to St. George for a little R&R before go time!

Taper is hard for me! I’m sure everyone has there struggles with a taper. Mine is more mental than anything. I start to doubt my training and if I’m truly ready to tackle another marathon.

For half marathons I don’t get as nervous but full marathons are just a whole new ball game and if I let my anxiety get to me too much I know I will be dealing with stomach issues the day of the race. So now until the race I’m going to stay positive and trust myself and my training and just KNOW everything is going to be great! The St. George Marathon is going to be a blast! I have so many friends running it and Brent and my kids will be there to cheer me on at the finish and I know I will have a great race!

Someone else isn’t too happy about the taper..

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I haven’t introduced our new pup too the blog yet. –> Meet Bridger! We recently adopted him and he has been the best running partner! Bridger is a 2 year old standard poodle and he has been so great! My kids are in love and I have someone who is always willing to run at 5am.Winking smile

Monday I even snuck in a little hike with this little mister. The leaves are starting to change and the mountains are a beautiful place to be right now! Post marathon you know Ill be hitting the trails again! OH how I miss trail running! FOR FUN!

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Hope you are all having a great week!

Catch ya on the flip side!

**edited to add.. yes.. I wrote this like 5 days ago and yes, I realize the “publish” failed and I didn’t even notice till now.. MONDAY..

oh geez. sorry! Race review is under way!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Baby & Booster

Hey guys! Candice here! I have a quick update for you today! I hope you are keeping up with us on insta @hungrymotherrunners

Ashley had her baby boy about 3 weeks ago! She went overdue by a week! We are all smitten by him! His name is Finnick and is a dream baby!

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My marathon training is coming to an end! I am excited to tackle the St. George Marathon and feeling ready. (As ready as I’m ever going to be.) More on my “taper tantrum” later.Smile

I completed my last long run today! 10.5 and done!

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Yes, my hair is out.of.control. I realize the madness. Ha!

WORKOUT

I have a workout for you today!

This would be perfect for all my weekend warriors out there!

You will need a Bar, a pair of Dumb bells, mat and a Box! (maybe a treadmill. There is a run.)

 

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This workout will get you super sweaty! Make sure you have a towel and of course WATER!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

20 Miles in Sunny St. George

Hey guys!

I hope your week is flying by as fast as mine is!

This whole school thing is going great and I am having fun playing with my little guy one on one while the twins are gone.

P.S.. It is SO weird to just have ONE kid..

This last weekend I headed to St. George with 4 of my friends for a little R,R&R. (Run, Rest, Relax) Winking smile

We headed out of town late Friday night. Luckily, I was able to fall asleep about half way there. I really don’t know how.. Does car sleep even count?

We arrived at the house we were staying at around 12:30 AM. My friend Lindsey and I set out all of our gear, nutrition, and our alarm clocks for 4:15 AM. Yea.. epic amount of sleep I know!

I actually couldn’t fall asleep for awhile.. my mind wouldn’t turn off and I just tossed and turned. But when the alarm went off I only pushed snooze once.. Ha!

We got dressed and I ate some bread with almond butter and honey and we headed to meet a group of girls.

Our plan was to run 18 miles of the St. George Marathon course. We met with the other girls and one guy. I didn’t know anyone really, it was lindseys friend and her friends. The cool thing about runners is you just kind of click instantly. We all had a great ride up the course dropping water/gatorade every 3-5 miles. Everyone was planning doing different distances and starting at different points.

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Linds and I got dropped off on the veyo hill. We got our music ready, I ate a honey stinger and then we both decided we needed to go to the bathroom and their was a gas station down the road so we ran to the gas station which was .67 from where we were dropped off. So we had a new starting point… The bottom of the veyo hill! Which is the steepest section of the course. I completley underestimated that hill!

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The course isn’t as downhill as I thought. There are more gradual climbs than I expected there to be. You have veyo than it flattened out a bit and then climbed a little more before a good downhill around 15-17

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but than you climb again for about a mile and then we ran into town and to the finish. We actually missed the turn to the finish and went an extra block ending with 20.2 miles for the day.

I felt great at the end! We finished strong and I have a little more confidence come race day.

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My goal for the marathon is 3:45. Here is hopin..

The rest of the weekend was filled with food, time at the pool and more food!

We went straight to breakfast at tiffanys for breakfast

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and right to the pool.

I had a great time with these girls and can’t wait to go back and RACE!