My run yesterday was….tiring. I have run before in the past (after high school) but I never did any sort of running workout/training. I would just go out for a while and come back — no hill work, no intervals, no accelerations.
With the new half-marathon training I’m doing I’m back to those running workouts that were such a gigantic part of my life during high school. And they are tiring! Plus, I am terrible at pacing (I used to be great at pacing)!
Yesterday I did 4 miles — 1 mile warm up, 2 miles with 2x(1:00, 1:30, 2:00) intervals, then a mile cool down. It exhausted me. Here’s why:
In addition to the new shoes I got yesterday I also got this nifty gadget that tells me my pace.
So during my warm up I check out my pace — 7:48 mile pace! What-the-WHAT!?! No, no. I do not run at that pace. Except I guess I do.
Don’t worry it didn’t last long (plus, I’m not quite sure this do-dad is calibrated quite right yet…)
After my first 1 minute interval I was feeling the wrath of my poor pacing. While I did finish, I massively slowed down my pace throughout the workout, finishing my last interval at the same pace as my warmup. However during my warmup I felt great — during the last interval I was ready to yak.
But that’s the whole point of the pacing watch thing. To help me pace myself better! I WILL get better in the future!
A bit before my run I had half of this delicious Larabar. It was apple pie flavored. It had figs, dried apples, walnuts, and cinnamon in it.
I ate the other half of this bar after my run. Then I started dinner. We had BBQ portobello/chicken quesadillas. Mine had portobello, Kellen’s had chicken. Both were delicious. I used this recipe from eatingwell.com.
The recipe says it takes 45 minutes to make — it really only takes about 25 minutes. Quick and easy and the recipe is made for two servings. Perfect!
I also made some coleslaw to go with them. Rather than cabbage coleslaw this was broccoli slaw!
All it took was 1/4 cup of mayo, 1T lemon juice, 1T white vinegar, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix with the broccoli — Done.
It was an awesome dinner and a good end to a Happy Fat Tuesday!