I think I’m at the point in the quarter where things are just not as exciting to blog/read about, but given this is a food and fitness blog, and food has been kind of boring lately, I’m going to focus more on my half training! Because-hello, I’m on week 6 of a 10 week training program!
Yesterday was my 10 mile training run. It actually doesn’t seem like that much anymore. 13.1? That’s a different story.
I woke up a little bit sore in my calves from my 5k. I was a little concerned, but it ended up not really mattering. Before leaving, I rolled out really well.
My route was just around campus-my two usual runs pieced together. The first part included a giant hill. I know I’ve said I wanted to keep my paces for long runs under 10:00, but I knew that was not realistic given the giant hill. My legs definitely felt a little more tired than I was expecting!
The good news? I only got rained on a little bit. It started raining right as I left, but didn’t last long. Also, having a giant hill at the start seemed to save my feet.
Overall, the run went well but I was definitely feeling the impact of the distance by the end. My ankle starting really hurting, which was strange because it hasn’t bothered me in a while and the other ankle, which I rolled last week, was fine. Hmmm…I was able to keep most of the distance off the hill at my goal of under 10:00, including the last 2 miles, which always seem to be the hardest!
By the time I got back, all the dining halls were closed from brunch. I was grateful I had food in my room, so I had a random mash of things-Amy’s Spinach and Feta wrap, cheese and crackers, fruit. I have to say though, my appetite is nothing like it would be after my long runs when I first started distance running! I guess our bodies adapt!
Also awesome: my mom got me the St. Patrick’s day compression socks! I wore them all day yesterday. I still think compression socks are magic. My calves felt less sore from wearing them, and I have no long run soreness now. I might try running in them to see if it helps my tendonitis!
And since it’s after breakfast and I have a picture, here are my microwave eggs and smoked gouda, and a grapefruit.
Also-I bought a fair amount of Quest bars last Friday. But I really should not be eating them because they have nuts and my skin is going crazy. Would anybody be interested in a giveaway if I did that?? Save me from myself!