Another good week
Although I only had a one pound loss this week I really feel a lot stronger. I worked out hard every day but tried to make sure that I gave my legs appropriate rest before my hard days.
Sunday was my scheduled 5 mile run. The funny thing is that I did 5 miles without thinking about it a couple of weeks ago. This time I think I was worried about not being able to run it and I was worried that I would be slower. I am not sure why I have to worry about things. I needed to just go out and run and not worry about it. I didn’t hydrate as well as I should have. It was warmer than I expected out at the track and had on my track pants and a long sleeve tee. I should have had on shorts and a tee shirt. Between my attire and not drinking enough I really felt fatigued at about the 3 mile mark. I had to stop and walk for about a minute. I changed up my playlist and got back into the run.
I lost some time by walking, but it was a break that I needed to keep going. My pace was 12:20. The last mile I tried to speed up. I felt like I was going faster, but the Garmin didn’t register any difference. I finshed again in 1 hour and 1 min. The last time I did 5 miles that was my time, and I thought the Garmin read a 12:00 pace – I must have been mistaken.
Looking forward to the week I see it is supposed to be an easy week. that’s good!
Tuesday: 10 min walk warm-up with some jogs thrown in. 2×5 min at 12:20 pace with 2 min easy jog/walk followed by a 7 min jog turning into a walk/cool down
Wed: cross training – elliptical or bike, no run or walk
Thurs: 3 miles
Sat or Sun: 4 miles
My food goal for this week is to change up my menu a bit. I have been eating the same thing for awhile now. It is easy and I know the calories, but I need to add more variety. I am going to make a quinoa salad from the Veganomicon cookbook. It sounds good with black beans and mango. I am also cooking up some roasted cauliflower to have throughout the week. I cannot give up my egg white omlet in the morning. I love it!
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