Sunday workout: 17 miles, 9:39 pace, hot and sunny, with music
Monday workout: Crosstraining 1hr of weight and strength training
Yesterday P-Love and I embarked on our longest run to date. I was really nervous, and I let my nerves nearly get the best of me.
Saturday night I couldn’t sleep and by Sunday morning after being really tired for several days I had a bit of a breakdown. I truly thought that I didn’t have it in me. These are the moments when having P as my running (slash everything) partner mean the most. He basically looked me in the eye and said, “I love you, I know you can do this. Put your headphones on and the minute your feet hit the pavement you are going to feel great.” He was right, as usual.
The minute we started running I began to feel better. I know I wore this outfit for my last long run, but I LOVE IT!
Because we got a later start I had already eaten a pretty big breakfast (deffo ate my nerves/stress/feelings a bit yesterday morning) and had a snack, but in hindsight this was just prep for the Vegas Rock and Roll. The R&R starts at 4pm so we will have eaten breakfast and lunch, which is worrisome for some runners. I know many people can’t run on a full stomach; so far, I seem to run better when I am full but not stuffed. I am so not surprised.
Honestly, I am so proud of myself for going out and running a full 17 miles. The last 4 miles were long, and I was stoked to finish. I took a page from RERs book and finished our run at Whole Foods. $40 later P and I were full. wow. It was delish, though.
We started our run at our house. This is our driveway, I traded in the Yaris for these bad boys.
Pretty running photos.
A demonstration of how P functions as my hydration support on long runs. I have yet to find a CamelBak that doesn’t chafe me raw, so he carries the water and I drink it.
I am still crazy exhausted today, but am happy to report that I feel good.
Steve (my own personal fitness guru!) told me that my dietary fat is too low. Protein and fat are going to be the focus of my diet this week (boo, I want carbs) can someone pass the bacon wrapped, cheese-stuffed salmon, please?
Off to strength train, and then fall into an 8 hour coma.
Does anyone know how to make proteiny oatmeal? I really want to eat pumpkin oats for b-fast this week, but it is seriously lacking in the protein dept.