Good Morning — Happy Tuesday and we’re done with Monday to everyone 🙂
Zach and I had a VERY relaxing evening — including some delicious grub.
Open faced sammies and side salads (Have I told you we have a problem with this meal . . . meaning we eat it a couple times a week. It’s so good).
The sandwiches were done on toasted golden raisin bread, which was AMAZING, with cranberry herb turkey, fresh heirloom tomatoes, greens and pepper jack cheese. While they toasted up in the oven, Zach grllled up a HUGE onion he had gotten from the market this weekend, and honestly besides the bread, it was the highlight of the meal. YUM
And of course, our side of greens. Which had purple tomatoes, broccoli, Anaheim pepper and light Cesar dressing.
I topped the meal off with some more cookies. . . which I will be sharing the recipe with you all this afternoon. It’s a GREAT one.
Our tummies and our souls were happy last night :).
All that good grub fueled me well, and I woke up this morning ready to run.
Well kind of . . . but I have an amazing husband who brought me coffee in bed at 5 til 6:00 AM, so I had a bit of a boost by the time I was in the gym running at 620.
Workout of the Day: 5 miles — speed work
I didn’t take any pictures, because I figure I’ve shared quite a few treadmill pictures with you all lately, but I did keep track of my splits. Since I was working on speed, I was curious about what my mile times were — and just in case you all are too, I’ll share them with you 🙂
- Mile 1: 9:42
- Mile 2: 19:20
- Mile 2.5: 24:00 (started the speed work)
- Mile 3: 28:16
- Mile 3.5 32:22 (one mile of speed work done @ 8:22 min mile)
- Mile 4: 36:33
- Mile 4.5 40:37 (second mile at 8:15 min mile)
- Mile 5: 44:50
Overall I was really happy with how I felt this entire run. For the next 2 weeks, I want to try and keep my mid-week runs at 5 miles, then drop them to 4 and 3 miles for the last 2 weeks when I taper.
The race is creepin’ up on me. . . I have one more progressive long run (longer than my previous weeks run), then I’m dropping to 10 and 8 or 9 respectfully before the race. It’s gettin real y’all!
One last thing before I get to work and the reality of the work day:
I WILL RUN outside Thursday morning. I WILL DO IT. You all hold me accountable, OK?
Question of the Morning: What foods have worked REALLY well to fuel a strong run for you?
For me: Pizza, light pasta, and bagels.