AM- 9 Miles at 7:25 pace
PM- 4 miles between 7:20-8:00 pace
Currently I am on Week 3 of Boston Training with my new Coach Hadley. I’ll tell you one thing…I am tired! I’ve said this before that my body loves to run long slow mileage but the minute I start running faster paces, intervals, or anything sub 6:30 pace I start wanting to sleep all day long. We’ve been watching the Sons of Anarchy on Netflix Instant and at least 4 nights of the last two weeks I’ve fallen asleep during one of Jax’s drama benders. I love the exhaustion though.
Yesterday I ran what Coach Hadley referred to as “Groove Repeats”. I like to say groovy repeats instead. During this workout the goal was to find the right pace for my mile repeats where I fell into a nice groove and didn’t feel over worked or exhausted. I should finish the workout feeling like I could have done another repeat or two. All of my workouts have been done in my Nike Pegasus trainers lately. At one point I would have switched over to lighter shoes for workouts but I’m trying to keep my legs healthy. Between my calf and foot tendonitis, I’ve had too many close calls this year.
After a nice long warm up we had a conservative goal pace for the first three between 6:10-6:15 and the second 3 at 6:05-6:10. It took a bit to feel my “groove” because I’m always a late warmer upper (Does that make sense?) but once I did the repeats were very successful. 6:15, 6:13, 6:10, 6:09, 6:07, & 6:04. I started my cool down feeling as if I could run another 6 minute mile repeat. Between the warm up and cool down it was a good 11 mile morning. Later I did core work which includes push ups, crunches, and planks until I cry.
Before I go I wanted to let you all in on my new favorite snack. My sister in law made them for me over Christmas break and they are amazing! I am not under the illusion that these are low-calorie…quite the opposite but a little goes a long way and they are made of some-what healthy ingredients. I’ve been making a huge batch and putting them in individual snack sized containers. They are a perfect on-the-go pre or post workout snack.
Peanut Butter Bites
Throw into your food processor:
1 cup organic peanut butter
1/2 cup honey (sometimes I substitute maple syrup)
1/4 cup low fat dehydrated milk
1/4 cup wheat germ.
Process until it looks a bit crumbly and then roll into bite sizes. Store in Fridge.