Monday, March 26, 2012

Plan for the Week....

Last week:
Monday: 7 crappy miles
Wednesday: Conditioning class, 800's! 1 mi warm up, 6x800 @ 4:40 (9:20 pace), cool down to 7 miles total. Actual: 1.1 warm up, 4:25, 4:27, 4:28, 4:28, 4:28, 4:13, 1.4 cool down
Saturday: 16 miles. Did you see that? SIXTEEN MILES. Finished dead on 3 hours. Felt FANTASTIC.

And that includes the final 8 miles with PCRF on this ridiculous route.

Damn. I cut off the elevation notes on the left. But, it was 400 feet, in about a mile. Not anything CRAZY. But it was fairly hard for a mile.

For my records, so I remember what worked for me: Honey stinger waffle 30 minutes before. GU at 5 miles. Half Clif bar at 8 miles (while meeting up with PCRF group, so I had a few minutes of a break in between). Clif shot at 12 miles. Nuun.

I've got time to keep experimenting. The idea of downing nothing but GU for 5 hours does not really appeal to me. So, in the meantime, I'm playing around to see what works, and what doesn't.

Plan for this week:
Tuesday: 8 miles easy
Wednesday: Conditioning, maybe a yoga class?
Thursday: Speeeed work, 8 miles
Saturday: 18 miles. EIGHTEEN.

I got something Saturday.

They're so pretty. They're so bright. They're so RED.


I tested them on a quick jog yesterday, and they are like MAGIC.

Also, I'm dressed in compression socks AND tights. You know. Because it was breezy and 58* here when I went out. What you can't see is the long sleeve shirt and jacket.

Shut it, I know.

And then I downed a container of strawberries, pretty much in one sitting.

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chacha said...

Cute shoes! What Adidas model are they?

You ate a crapload of random stuff on your run. But if variety works for your stomach and sanity, go for it!

Taryn said...

LOVE the red shoes!!! They are awesome!

Alene Gone Bad said...

Try a little protein before you run, it will help the carbs by keeping your blood sugar from crashing so soon. I can eat anything- McDonald's breakfast sandwich, but almond butter on rice cakes works for me, etc. It's an experiment of one. And I'm far enough away from you that I won't get puked on in case something backfires! :-) Go Heather!

Molly said...

nice kicks! I won't mock you, but I wore shorts and a tee for my run friday, and it was 59 degrees : )

Jenny @ simply be me said...

Nice shoes! I love colourful running shoes!

SupermomE12 said...

I am literally laughing out loud at how bundled up you are. I ran outside this morning and it was 28 degrees at start, 29 degrees at finish (20 miles, mostly in the dark). I wore one long sleeved shirt, thin gloves and shorts. 30 is a heat wave for me. :)

Shannon said...

Your shoes are breath-taking. My blue shoes and your red shoes are going to be the best of Ragnar buddies :).

Cotter Crunch said...

post 18 miles--- LOTS OF BERRIES. Antioxidants.

Bean said...

Great shoes and way to kill that long run!

Fruit Fly said...

I would melt in that. But I'm shutting up!


And more important ... EIGHTEEN!!! Wow!!

16 was HUGE as it was. I'm in awe!


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