Happy Running Tuesday!
Hope y’all had a good day. It was a hot one, wasn’t it!?
School v. Home – I always get a kick outta this. [I live only 4 hours away!]
In other words, there was no chance I was running outside today =[ So, after my morning class I was off to the g.y.m. Goodness, I practically live there. You may call me a gym junkie if you wish; I won’t be offended.
Here’s what my Running Tuesday consisted of:
- 40-minute treadmill run [4.75 mi.]
5 minutes ea. @ 6.6 & 6.8mph [warm-up]
5 minutes ea. @ 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5mph – 1.0 incline
- 1 mi. indoor track run @ 9:00
- light strength & stretch
Since we’re on the topic of running… I have been thinking a good deal about my goals for my upcoming half-marathon. After surprising myself with an ~8-minute/mile pace at the Chico Ten, I’ve been reevaluating possible finishing times for SF. I do want to say that this is not what this race is about. Since when did I become such a competitive person anyway!? My main goal is to have a BLAST running my 3rd half with my BFF. However, I feel as though I’ve done some pretty solid training this time around, and squashing an old PR is always rewarding. I could cross something off my 10 in 2010 list, too =]
If you’re like me and don’t have a nifty Garmin Forerunner, you can find pace calculators, such as this one from Cool Running, that can calculate your pace, mile splits, and estimated finish time – awesome!
Being curious, I entered in an 8:20/mile pace to see the estimated splits.
What do ya think!? Am I nutzo? Hmmm… I should probably check out the course map.
Alright, so after a solid indoor run, I came home and guzzled one whole serving of coconut water [as was the case last night, too]. I’ve most definitely acquired a taste for this stuff – love it!
… and for lunch, a filling wrap of veggies:
- 1/2 sprouted wheat tortilla
- smear of homemade pesto
- 1 Dr. Praeger’s Cali Burger
- fresh spinach & red onion
I’m off to enjoy my semi-relaxing evening at home – seeing as I got my workout out of the way early today – but first, I want to get your feedback on a few things:
What would you like to see on NN on the Run?
- More recipes? If so, get specific!
- More on my exercise regimen?
- More on my daily diet/eats?
- More from what I learn in class? Weekly nutrition quizzes?
You tell me… please! I really appreciate your input.
Have a great night,