I just looked in the refrigerator for my coffee K-Cups. I also looked for my phone for five minutes which ended up being in my pocket. Then, I started the laundry using fabric softener instead of detergent. Happy Wednesday to me!
My point here is, I'm tired. I bet I'm not the only one. 5:00am is rough enough, but if you hadn't noticed, we have upped the intensity of the workouts. That being said, we think you're loving it. Know why? You all seem to be the kind of people who enjoy getting your butt kicked during your workout. Not to mention, you're really doing a great job.
Here's the deal - we have placed you into groups based on your goal race pace. Remember, these aren't goals we have given you - they're goals you have set for yourself. Some workouts will be harder for you than others - you will just feel defeated. Don't let it get you down. Then there will be the workouts where you feel like you're a rockstar! Also, please know that if we move you around into a different group, it doesn't mean you are failing or doing poorly. If we bump you down a group, maybe it means we are giving you a chance to build back up or check in with yourself mentally. If we bump you up, maybe it's because you indicated your goal pace has changed or because you're ready to go faster. Just know that we intend to push you, but we will do our best to ensure you stay healthy and don't overdo it.
If we tell you to sit out a repeat/hill/etc, it's not because we don't think you can do it, it's because we want your body to adequately recover and be able to complete the rest of the workout. When we ask to check your heart rate, it's for the same reason. Why check your heart rate? This helps us know if the workout is too hard, too easy, or just right. It also lets us see how you are recovering.
Make sure you're staying hydrated throughout the week and getting enough sleep. I know - easier said than done. Treat your body well by eating healthy, whole foods. You'll notice a difference in your energy level when you rest, hydrate, and eat well. Plus, your body will thank you in other ways as well (think; better, clearer skin, healthier hair, more defined muscle tone, internal health, better intestinal health, etc).
Summer may be almost over, but if you want a tasty, hydrating summer-flavored drink try this: blend watermelon, lime, and coconut water together and enjoy!
If you're a fan of juicing, try this one: cucumber, lemon, apple, and a tad of ginger. Plus, it's great for your skin too.
Not a fan of either of those ideas? Grab some chocolate milk. It's great post-workout.
Of course, you can't beat water. Make sure you're drinking plenty of it daily.
Don't feel bad if you've been struggling a bit. We've upped the intensity, and we expect it to be harder. Don't put yourself down - you're all awesome athletes, and you can do this. You come because you want to push yourself. So what if every workout is perfect for you? Move on and learn from it.
Keep up the good work. If you have questions about anything, please ask us. We are here to help you get better, faster, and stronger. We aren't perfect either, but we will do our best!
See you tomorrow night at Harke (6pm) for the last Poker Run + Yoga in the Park event of the season benefiting Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri. Bring your family and friends! The money raised helps ensure all girls, no matter their financial status, are able to participate in the program. $15 for run + yoga or $10 for one event. We hope you will join us for a fun evening!
Enjoy your week, and we'll see you next week! Happy running!
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