Tuesday Two Days Late

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?

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36 thoughts on “Tuesday Two Days Late

  1. Cotton tee ALL the way – couldn’t agree more. I get rid of all the tech tees because I never wear them. Love the cotton though. Awesome run:) did you slow down between the 1/2 mile at 6 min pace splits? it seems like a good way to make the run fly by

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    • Oh yes, I definitely slowed the pace up quite a bit. Sorry if I was not clear. I like to run the 800′ at 6:10-6:15 then the rest of that mile around 8:00-8:30 pace. It’s not supposed to be super stressful or anaerobic….just teaching the legs to run a good pace while tired.

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  2. Apologies for possibly maybe encouraging you not to recap your fireworks! Still love to read about your workout details though, and as always, impressed. I’m pretty sure my body cannot hit any speed faster than 8:00/mile in that kind of heat. Youch. And I like this workout….part tempo, part 1/2 mile repeats. Not too complicated 😉

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  3. Awesome job on the run…it’s so uncomfortable in this heat! Eating a pizza pie by yourself is perfectly acceptable, lol…I do that with the Kashi pizzas (there’s no way they are made for 2 people, haha). I like technical shirts if they’re quality ones. In day-to-day life (when not working)…I love just a plain ole white cotton tee and jeans/shorts though. 🙂 Stay cool…going to be scorchers the next few days still!

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  4. Awesome shirt – love the colors (my HS colors were green & gold). I had a tempo run yesterday and only did 2 miles of the tempo instead of 3 – my lungs were BURNING from the heat. Nice job on completing your run!

    I love all tees – I am a sucker for them all! I like when races do other souvenirs besides a tshirt (I heard of a mug recently).

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  5. I like tech tee’s. That said, I am glad you admitted 2 things. A: Running in a sports bra since I feel like I’m the ONLY one sometimes. B: You ate an entire pizza alone. Honestly I feel like I’m the only one who does that sometimes 🙂

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  6. I like technical shirts, but usually the ones I buy myself. I’ve gotten a few in races, but they’ve all been too big or guy cuts, so I end up sleeping in them. I like the Nike Dri-Fit shirts the most, but I sometimes do cotton, especially in the winter and for shorter runs. No shame in not being a tech shirt fan, though ;).

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  7. I have very few race tech shirts that are good quality – I agree. But if I get a cotton shirt from a race, it is usually ill-fitting. So generally I’d just rather have a cheaper race fee and no shirt at all.

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  8. Yes, cheap race tech tees are uncomfortable and often unflattering (I sort of hate that that matters to me, but it does). Plus, you can make the cotton ones into race-shirt quilts when they’ve outlived thier lives as shirts!

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  9. I agree on the technical fabric although one race I received a Nike dri-fit.. love that shirt and no scratchy on that baby. Hope you had a good fourth!

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  10. It seems like a lot of people don’t like the tech shirts as much. I don’t mind them, but if it’s hot I’ll be running in a sports bra as well. All my race shirts sit in a big chest anyways…it’s starting to overflow…

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  11. yup, had one of those toasty runs yesterday too. except mine cooked my legs where they are feeling a bit on the well done side today and i couldn’t hold anywhere near the pace i wanted. but i made it out alive! all my tech tee’s are starting to pill in weird places and it’s starting to make me annoyed, rarely do i ever wear a top anyhow 😉

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  12. I like the Greenlight tech tees – super comfy and a great company too. I skip cotton race tees because they’re often too big and ill-fitting.

    I’ve eaten a whole Trader Joes flatbread pizza by myself. Ain’t no shame in that, right?!

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  13. I love that shirt! I would prefer a tech tee if they are good quality. I have so many race tees now that I don’t know what to do with them. I didn’t even get a race tee for yesterday’s Foot Traffic Marathon and that was perfectly fine with me.

    I see no problem in eating that entire pizza by yourself, after all, it was a flatbread pizza and you definitely earned it!

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  14. Love me a cotton tee, especially those Nike ones (and yes especially in green and gold :)) Nice workout out, I like the change -up after the tempo! And clearly the large pizza is packaged for one person!

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  15. Love, love, love that you ate an ENTIRE pizza all by yourself after that kick-ass workout! Yeah, I’ve got some not-so-technical tees from races but most of the time I get an XL and give it to the husband who will actually wear it!

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  16. I generally like the tech shirts, but race ones tend to be really cheap! I do like cotton when I feel like I want to be more covered. As for running in just a sports bra…too old for that!! You are inspiring me to run more.

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  17. You totally earned that pizza!!! Great job on the workout!

    As for race shirts…well, I only have two. 🙂 I have one cotton and one “tech,” and I do like the tech better because it seems to wick away the sweat better. My third race will be this coming Sunday–I’ll let you know how I like the shirt, lol!

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  18. HAHAHAHAHHAHA “sweaty disaster”. Good god I don’t even look that put together before a run.

    I do prefer Nike’s dry-fit cotton fabric to their tech, but it def depends on the brand.

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  19. tech tee ALL the way. i kno they cost more but i seriously hot box out of a reg. cotton tee in about one second! 😉 awesome workout girl!! haha…i love when our workouts are ‘readable’ complicated but we totally get it…i totally get wat u mean, and again, great job, especially in that heat!! 😛

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  20. I like cotton too! I wear them to bed! I prefer to run in tank-tops or sports bras…and end up wearing the tech-tee’s to spin or lift @ the gym.
    awesome 12-miles…especially in those temps/humidity!
    I hope you have a great weekend ahead!
    xoxo!

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