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It’s Finally Spring! + Spartan Race Winner!

I had to stop a few times last week to take pictures of the bright green view! Seems like spring is finally here which means, more running in less clothes which actually means less laundry. (just remember to replace less clothing with more sunscreen!!)

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It also means having a weekend beer outdoors! We went up to Denizens in Silver Spring over the weekend. They have fantastic craft beer and an outdoor patio where you can bring dogs 🙂

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I normally do my long runs on Saturday- but I chose to sleep in and enjoy the spring day at Denizens. Needless to say, Sunday’s 11 miler was a little rough. It was my last 10+ run until the half marathon in 12 days! I’m trying to stay calm and not get ahead of myself. I’ll be focusing on sleep, nutrition and mental prep leading up to the race.

And I voted over the weekend! LE got her own sticker, but wouldn’t share who she supported.

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We also took a few walks this weekend because it was so freaking beautiful out and we had to try out the harness we got LE.

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she’s pacing me haha

Alright–It’s Marathon Monday!! Good Luck to all the Bahston runnahs! Now on to the Spartan Race Giveaway Winner….

Congrats Christian! Email me at shesgoingforspeed@gmail.com to claim your prize!

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Last Week

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 9m interval 8 x 1000s (2m warm up, 8 x 1000s all @ 6:22/pace, 1m cool down) + 2.3m walk

Wednesday: 30 min handstand skill work + 2m walk

Thursday: 6m easy 9:22/pace + 2m walk

Friday: 11m tempo (2m warm up, 3 x 2.5m 6:49, 6:43, 6:40/pace, 1m cool down) 

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 11.4m  easy/long 9:14/pace + 2m walk

Total Miles: 37.4

What do you look forward to as the weather gets warmer?


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Mondays Suck, Giveaways Don’t.

I’ve been rocking my long runs & recovery for the last month, with noticeable improvements in speed, less stopping & faster recovery. My friends over a PRO Compression sent me a new pretty pair of socks that I will use all year round and especially for recovery.

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Color: Marathon Berry

During summer months I won’t wear compression socks while running, it’s just too warm. So i make it  a priority to wear them the day before & immediately after a long run. This method seems to do the trick. My legs are hardly tired or feeling beat up the next day. When it gets colder out, I’ll pair my compression socks with capris & create a warm running tight. Does anyone else do this??

This picture was taken October last year the day before the Chicago Marathon. And there I am sporting the very trendy capri & pro compression combo next to The Foodie Runner! Just looking at this makes me wonder when my next marathon will be!

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Yesterday I did 11 miles with the last 4 miles with a faster finish (7:45-7:55 pace). When I get back from a long run I drink water, hop in the shower (i can’t stand sitting on the couch smelly & sweaty), put on comfy clothes & Pro Compression socks, more water or fruit & nuts to snack on before figuring out an actual meal.

sitting in the sun warming up & rehydrating

sitting in the sun warming up & rehydrating

I also like to bundle up on the couch for a while because it takes a little time for my body temperature to return to normal.

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she likes to bundle up & watch tv too!

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legs up, legs tight!

We went to Denizens Brewery in the afternoon for a beer & a lunch. BBQ chicken salad & a white ipa.

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Now it’s your turn up your running game! Use the code PRO15 to get 40% off of PRO Compression’s socks & sleeves. PRO Compression is giving away a free pair of Marathon Socks to one of my lovely readers! You can earn up to 3 entries to win:

– leave a blog comment

– follow my instagram

– sign up for PRO Compression’s Newsletter (which will keep you updated on discounts, new colors & grab bags!)

Leave a separate comment for each entry, telling me what you completed! *Giveaway is open to US residents only please!

Giveaway ends Thursday @ Midnight!!! #keepittight