My Tuesday Running Related Run Down:
I found the coolest tee shirt on my doorstep this week. A friend sent it and it has moved up to the number 1 spot in the T-shirt rotation. I recognize that I am in the minority when I say this but I dislike technical fabric. I prefer a cotton tee in the race bag. The technical fabrics most race tees are made of are a cheaper quality to save the runners $$ but they end up scratchy. If it is a hot enough day I will be running in a sports bra anyway.
If I wanted to skip the treadmill Tuesday I had to do my workout in the middle of the day. It was 92 degrees with a dew point of 75. I did a one mile warm up which is super short for me but let’s get real, I was real “warm” already then went straight into 4 miles at 6:28 pace. This should have been much easier than it felt. The first two miles felt like a nice cruising pace but then the last two I was toasty to say the least. Luckily most of the neighbors know me now and instead of staring at me like I’m the crazy runner girl I get big smiles and waves that motivate. After the 4 miles I did a few miles at an easier pace then every half mile after that was at 5:58-6:05 pace adding up to 12 total miles. Now that I type it out it sounds complicated but in reality it was easy to keep track of with the Garmin. Plus breaking it up like that makes the miles mentally go by faster. Post run I looked like all sorts of sweaty disaster:
When I crawled back to the house I guzzled Gatorade 2 and ate this entire pizza….myself. No sharing what-so-ever. That felt like bliss.
So there you have it. A solid 12 mile day and perfect post workout nutrition 😉
I hope your Fourth of July was great!
Technical Fabric or Cotton?
Entire large pizzas are made for one person, right?