Happy Tuesday!!!! Yesterday was a 5 mile lactate threshold progression run for me. I have replaced my shorter track speeds for a bit longer stamina runs in hopes to be able to hold onto a faster pace for a longer time.
According to my goal marathon pace it should have gone something like this 7:13, 7:09, 7:00, 6:50, 6:42. I have a problem doing perfect negative splits. It is once in a blue moon that it actually happens perfectly for me :)! Part of the problem is my watch (yes, I am looking for something other to blame than myself).
It is the best watch ever (Garmin 210), but on the bottom it gives me the pace I am going at that moment as opposed to what the mile pace is. So I don’t know what my mile pace is going to be until it beeps out what the mile was. I am guessing there is a way to change that, I just need to actually read the directions.
Anyways this is what I did 1 1/2 mile warm up at about 8:30 then 6:49 (yup, like always what was I thinking), 6:58, 6:53, 6:58, 6:43. God bless the train that gave me a 2 minute break just as I started mile 5!!!! I could have gone a different way to avoid that train, but that would have required going up a hill….and I chose the break over the hill! (don’t tell me you wouldn’t have done the same :)…if you wouldn’t have you are awesome)!
Then a 1 1/2 cool down made for 8 miles. It wasn’t a perfect progression runs, but I am happy with the times.
This is what recovery looked like
Followed by this:
Now onto meal planning. I do not and have never really been a meal planner. Okay, let’s face it…I typically decide what we are going to have for dinner at about 3 or 4 o’clock. After reading several posts on meal planning, I really need to start! I am sure we would eat so much better if I did it and it would just be nice to have it planned. I will never be the person who plans a month at a time or anything but I am pretty sure I can come up with a plan on Sunday for the week. Even if I have to adjust, at least it is there.
So, that is my goal. I am going to work on some recipes…do a little research…and then have a meal plan for next week! I will post any good recipes I find and my meal plans on here so you can share in the good food!!!! If you have any family favorites I would love to know what they are!
This leads me to a good-bye…..
Yes, I am saying good-bye to Diet Coke…hopefully :). For several reasons:
1. It is getting closer to my marathon and I want to make sure I am properly hydrated!
2. It is just plain better for me…I like water, and need to drink more of it.
3. I can think of several other ways I want to spend the money we will be saving!!!!
I have a few cans left in the fridge…but I am buying no more.
What are your favorite recovery tools?
Anybody do meal plans? How far out do you do them?
Any Diet Coke drinkers?