Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Back to the Gym

First time at the gym for quite some time!!

The workout:
3 miles, with intervals
1 minute @ 10 min/mile pace
30 seconds @ 7:30 min/mile pace

It worked out to be a total of around 26 minutes.

I think I can push myself harder. Not sure if I should keep it at this and decrease the 'jogging' time, or up the speed of the 'run'. I guess I will try both and see how I go.

I had one of my delicious salads for lunch, a banana before the workout and some almonds during the day. Dinner was not too healthy, a quesadilla using some leftover bolognese sauce and garlic bread. (surprisingly tasty though - a good mix of italian and mexican!).

And breakfast, which I will again try to make the norm. Oatmeal with ground flaxseed.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Prepping food

I am trying to get more organised. I have prepped salads for 3 days of work. I would like to do more, but don't want the salads to get soggy and gross.

I am addicted to these salads:
  • Baby spinach and iceberg lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Peppers (red and green)
  • Cucumbers
  • Strawberries
  • Feta cheese (not pictured)

Salad dressing (not pictured):
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Rice wine vinegar

No more Garmin

I have lost my Garmin.  Well, not really lost.  I gave it back, after I borrowed it for one race - that turned in to 3 months!

I feel that the Garmin GPS watch really helped with my pacing, especially trying to break the 9min/mile barrier.  Hopefully I will get one with my birthday just around the corner, until them I have a new plan. I am going to run depending on how my body feels.  I want to see if I can improve my times without the watch.
on the wish list

I did do a 5 mile run today, and I think it was done at about 49mins.  Slower than what I am wanting, but it was longer than I have run in awhile!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Bridges

Before I start on an actual training plan for my runs later this year and early next year, I am trying to get back into running.  So since Florida doesn't have hills I went for a bridge run.  It was windy and tough! Especially going uphill into the wind for mile 2!  I felt great after.  I think I will try to alternate a hill run and speed work every week.

Avg Pace

And the dinner after.  (New plates!)

Note: The Great Australian Beer!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

3 miles... getting started again

My run today.  It felt ok, a little tough.  I really want to get back into shape!  I am happy with the last mile though - if I could average that pace the whole way through I would be happy.

Avg Pace

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Dopey Challenge

Crazy.  I know.

What is it?
Thursday: 5k run
Friday: 10k run
Saturday: Half Marathon
Sunday: Marathon

That's how many miles?
48.6 miles.  In 4 days.

When is it?
January, 2014

Am I ready?
No.  But I will be.  That's the point of this blog!  To record my adventures.