Tuesday tangents


Monday- 3 miles on treadmill

I took my run really slow this morning. I’m trying to make my easy runs easy and my hard runs hard. I think I get burnt out a lot because I try and run as fast as I can every. single. time. I had to get over the fact it was going to take me longer and just enjoy it.

Tuesday Tangents

1. J has been the little photographer lately. He grabs my phone and says, “funny faces, mom!” I of course listen to him=)

20140127-192705.jpg2. I feel like we’ve eaten out a lot lately and we usually don’t on a Monday, but when you’re invited to Olive Garden you don’t turn it down.

Minestrone soup, and all the bread sticks!

20140127-192649.jpg3. I’m loving this winter nail color. I can’t remember the name of it and it’s my SIL’s but I love it!

20140127-192944.jpg4. It was gorgeous out yesterday and not too cold. You’d think it was fall with all those leaves. . .

20140127-192713.jpgwhat’s your Tuesday tangent?

how much slower are your ‘easy’ runs from your ‘hard’ runs?




About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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19 Responses to Tuesday tangents

  1. absgoldberg says:

    I do slow down on my easy runs but probably not nearly enough, since I only really run 3 times a week I feel like I can’t take them too easy.

  2. oh I really like that nail color too!!

  3. OG is the best, isn’t it? You cannot say no to the salad and breadsticks..that is really all that I go there for ;).

  4. beil4 says:

    You can never turn down Olive Garden! 🙂
    So lucky to have some nice weather, it is FREEZING in Ohio!! (That would have to be my Tuesday tangent!)
    My slower runs are about 1 minute to 1:15 minutes slower pace than a normal run. I’m trying to do the same thing you are, making my easy runs easy and my hard runs hard. This is so hard!! 🙂

  5. I agree, the weather is my tangent. -32?! No thanks…

  6. jumpeatrun says:

    I definitely need to work on the slowing down thing too. I kind of run at the same pace everytime. And, while it may not be my absolute fastest, it is probably still too fast for a ‘slow run”.
    love that nail color!

  7. Rachel says:

    I run at the same pace most of the time. I am terrible. I really try to slow down, but my natural pace just kind of happens. When I go slow, I feel better and can go longer. Imagine that! 😉

  8. My easy runs are 1-2 minutes/mile slower than my hard runs. It takes some getting used to when you first start slowing down easy runs, but it really helps your fast runs be faster.

  9. Runner Girl Eats says:

    I keep my slow runs about a min-minute and half slower. Or at least I try…I have a hard time not pushing myself to go faster so that I’m done running sooner. It’s something I’m working on!

  10. I used to try to run every run at the same pace too! It stressed my body and mind way too much. Now that I follow a training plan though, my pace is determined for me before I walk out the door. It’s made running much more enjoyable!
    Also, Olive Garden is my favorite restaurant- the breadsticks are to die for!

  11. I’m trying to get better at making a different between my easy and hard runs and I’ve recently got them to be about 1:00/mile different! It really helps to take the easy days slow cause then you feel so much better for the hard days and can really push the workout/pace!

  12. I agree, I need to do better with my easy runs. I usually run hard on my hard runs, but forget to take it easy on the easy ones…

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