12 mile humid run today! After running 7 miles, I needed a break. I sat down, ate a gel and used the refrigerated Memorial Park water fountain beside the tennis courts - really cold water there. I felt better after a break and finished the run without any trouble.
Ave. pace - 9:22. Feels-like temp: 80-87 during my run. Post-run: cooled down with a sweet Strawberry Smoothie.
I ran 15 miles yesterday. Before the run, I had overnight oats and cold coffee - favorites on hot days. To my oats, I added banana, coconut oil and coffee vanilla peanut butter. During the run, I had Gatorade and fig bar cookies. I saw a gorgeous pink sunrise and lily pads, which are pictured because the sunrise was gone before I knew it.
I finished with faster miles and then some push-ups - because of Meb! I've run 18 marathons plus other races, too, but it still helps to see that even a pro has to deal with problems. You never know what race day will hold, no matter how much you train and prepare. It's the challenge that makes races worth doing. (Here's my review of his book Meb for Mortals.)
The recipe for the peanut butter mixture that I added to my oatmeal is in the new Run Fast. Eat Slow book by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky, which I bought and read this week. I made a quick version of their peanut butter by addin…
For lunch today, I used a recipe from Shalane Flanagan's book, Run Fast, Eat Slow. The Omega Sardine Salad is a favorite recovery meal for Amy Cragg. I was happily surprised that I could hardly taste the sardines in it and that it tasted good, but my husband, sitting beside me and eating a hot dog, said he could definitely smell the sardines!
Saturday: One of the best perks of rising early for a run - seeing the sun rise. I took a full day of rest today. That means I missed the chance of seeing a beautiful sunrise like the one in the photo, but the rest is good for me.
Sunday: 10mile run with 1 mile hard/easy runs repeated;strength training: arms, abs
Labor Day: After a 7 mile run and doing exercises like lunges, planks, squats, my husband and I took a drive about 40 minutes north of home on I-45 to Annette's Antiques in New Waverly, Texas. It was fun to wander through the barn. Then we hit up some more antique shops in Huntsville and Old Town Spring. After that, I took a nap and…
Do you wear a running belt? I bought the Foot Forward Running Belt for $17 because my old running belt has a small hole in it and I was tired of placing my phone in a baggy to protect it from sweat. After wearing my new belt for a week, here's what I think about it.
What I Like About My Running Belt Two Pockets: gels in one pocket and my phone in another Sweatproof pockets: Good-bye, plastic baggies! Comfortable on my waist
How I'd Improve It I bought it to use as a hip belt, but when I wear it on my hips, it rides up to my waist. A headphone port would be a plus.
13 Mile Progression Run Yesterday's 13 mile run was a fun progression run. I started out easy, not worrying about my pace. After three miles, I tried to pick up the speed and I was able to do it. After that, I tried to increase my pace by 15 seconds every 3 miles. Although the splits weren't 15 seconds faster on-the-dot, I was able to speed up over the run and that made me a happy runner.