I am trying to break the habit – the cell phone habit. Since Saturday’s post, it has been difficult, but I’m stickin’ to it 🙂 Thanks for the comments on it.
[Confession: It is crazy how much a good run can help out your mentality. I was so “tired” of having crappy longer runs that I wanted to retreat back into my car and drive home today. But let me back up and talk about Sunday, then explain how today helped pick up my tiredness]
On Sunday, I met up with a bunch of wonderful local bloggers! Some new and not as new faces accompanied me along a grueling 8 miler. I say “grueling” because I could still feel the track workout in my legs. Looking back, I should have planned at going at a recovery pace instead of the run turning into a recovery pace. I think that would have made it less grueling in my mind if I knew I should have gone at that pace instead. Despite the ehh run, the company was wonderful and I had a great time chatting it with new friends 🙂 Definitely meeting up again in the future.
Today I set out to do a pick-up run. I used the miles that I hit a headwind as the “easy miles” and the rest as my some pick-up miles. I think I’m saying pick-up instead of tempo because the paces are super inconsistent and not aligned to what my tempo pace should be. Fail on that. BUT, I really enjoyed the last 2.6 miles for SURE. They sure were a confidence booster after the wind caught me. The pick-up run became a pick-me-up.
- 6.61 miles, 1:03 @ 9:34 pace
9:42, 10:05, 9:47, 10:36 (WIND, didn’t fight it), 8:37, 9:00, and last .61 @ 9:00
With that, I have a TON to do before heading south for Ragnar on Thursday morning. I have to take my car in for a service after school, attend a meeting, pack for the race, and purchase last minute items. I’ll get it done. Just stinks that a run isn’t on that list. Probably not a bad thing because ya know, running 19 miles Fri-Sat will be enough for me haha.
On another note, I came across a blogger who went from being a vegetarian to going back to eating meat to incorporate protein into her diet. As a vegetarian athlete, I encounter this question and have spoken to a nutritionist. What do you get your source of protein from?? This has been interesting for me to read up on, especially athletes, and how they obtain protein from non-meat sources. I became a vegetarian during my senior year of college and since running has picked up tremendously in the past few months, I am looking to incorporate higher sources of protein into my diet since I’ve become ravenous. What do you eat?