"Nutella is protein" I tell myself as I eat copious amounts of it for breakfast

"Nutella is protein" I tell myself as I eat copious amounts of it for breakfast




6 mile trail run this morning 👍




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I don’t want to look back in five years time and think, ‘We could have been magnificent, but I was afraid.’ In 5 years I want to tell of how fear tried to cheat me out of the best thing in life, and I didn’t let it.

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YES

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thirtytwohundred:

shannon rowbury

holy crap I have run through that exact same spot hundreds of times which means our feet have touched the exact same ground omg

thirtytwohundred:

shannon rowbury

holy crap I have run through that exact same spot hundreds of times which means our feet have touched the exact same ground omg

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7/28 and 7/29 

Sorry for the serious lack of training posts lately!

7/28: FIRST RUN IN SEATTLE and double day!  I wasn’t planning on doubling, but I ended up having to go to the lab pretty early in the morning so I could only fit in three quick miles in the AM.

I’ve been doing some barefoot stuff for the past couple days, because the track near where I’m staying has a great turf soccer field in the center.  It’s amazing how being barefoot affects your running.  That second mile of my afternoon run (6:18) felt like nothing.  I think it’s because being barefoot helps your form, but who knows.  Either way, it feels awesome.  I’ve never really bought into the barefoot craze, but I think a little bit of barefoot running can be great for training.

AM: 3 miles 7:21 pace (7:31, 7:26, 7:09—last mile barefoot)
PM: 2 miles 6:29 pace (6:43, 6:18—last mile barefoot); 600m drills + 2 x 100m strides (all barefoot)
GSM: MYRTL

Total: 5.5 miles

7/29: another unintentional double day because of annoying lab hours…

AM: 3 miles easy (7:26 pace)

PM: a mini track workout!  2 x 1 mile repeats (5:54, 5:41) with 4 min rest in between.  The second one was barefoot and man oh man was it easier than the first, even though it was way faster.

Total: 5 miles

This is a 37.5 mile week, and next week will be a 42 mile week…I’m so excited!  I should peak at 50 MPW during preseason!




delectabledelight:

Grilled Chicken Fajita Chopped Salad | Annie’s Eats (by annieseats)

delectabledelight:

Grilled Chicken Fajita Chopped Salad | Annie’s Eats (by annieseats)

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myracepace:

Mary Cain and Stephanie Jenks 🇺🇸

myracepace:

Mary Cain and Stephanie Jenks 🇺🇸

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 Anonymous asked: "Doesn't accepting prize money ruin your eligibility to run in college? Be careful!"

It normally would but they’re careful about they so they award it as a “scholarship” haha. You get a certificate so there’s no confusion.




 thatcrazyxcsoph asked: "So you've got a fistful of dollars? Niiiicccee! Sorry about the food poisoning and stuff though."

Yeah, it sucked, but moneyyyyyyyyy is always good!




 i-run-4-fun asked: "You will love Seattle! I live in the area and it is seriously so amazing for running. There are GORGEOUS trails and the air is so clean! Plus the weather is really nice running weather, especially with there being no humidity. I don't know you if you are staying in the city or a little in the suburbs, but either way I am convinced you will love it. Keep us updated on your adventures in the area and in the lab. I can only hope I run into you while you are here (I think I'd fangirl haha). xoxo"

Thanks so much!!! I love Seattle already. It’s my third time here, but I’ve never stayed for more than a couple days before. I’m staying in the suburbs, but I’m only about a 15-20 minute drive from the city, so it’s not too far away. It’s a great place!




 Anonymous asked: "How was your 5k? What time did you run?"

see below again haha




 Anonymous asked: "how was the race? :)"

see below!!




 run-your-li-heart-out asked: "Hey Nina, over the summer I'm doing a similar summer program to you, I'm curious as to how you asked the administration on letting you run? I'm not sure how to phrase my request without offending them...I want them to know that I need to run but I also don't wan't them to think that I value running over the program…I don't know... I'm probably over thinking this but do you have any advise on how to ask without offending them? Thanks."

I just asked politely on the first day!! Just say that it would be great if you could run; don’t say that you “need” to. Mentioning something about how your coach gives you a schedule he/she wants you to follow usually helps, too.




 Anonymous asked: "How'd your 5k go??"

I actually got food poisoning the night before haha…so I ended up running around 20:30 bc I had to stop to throw up :(. I still got first out of all the women which means I won $100, so I’m not complaining!