Oh man, yesterday’s run was quite…well…horrible. It was my first pace run on the training schedule.
What’s a pace run?
Well, it’s running the designated miles at the pace you plan to run on race day.
I plan on running between 10:20 and 10:30 minute miles, which might be a stretch, but it’s what I went with.
EXERCISE – I ran after work last night and went to the gym and not outside. The weather didn’t exactly allow for an outdoor run – rain, rain, go away! My stats for my run on the treadmill:
- Distance – 3.0 miles
- Total Time – 31:42
- Pace – 10:34
- Calories – 314
This run wasn’t exactly great. I didn’t even notice the first mile, but boy, did I notice the second mile. The cardio area was pretty warm at the gym and I tend to get overheated pretty easily, so I was holding onto the bars quite a bit so I wouldn’t fall off. Jillian Michaels would not be pleased.
Let’s jump into the eats of the day:
BREAKFAST – A switch from a Kashi bar, some Chobani Greek yogurt. I had the raspberry flavor, which I liked much better than the strawberry banana flavor. I would eat this again!
The main reason I liked Greek yogurt (when I’m loving it and not hating it) is that it keeps me full! By the time lunch rolled around and it was pouring rain, I headed to….Whole Foods.
LUNCH – I was craving some pasta and when there was a free sample of their chicken caesar pasta salad, I was sold!
It was so good. It was super filling and hit the spot. I wasn’t hungry all afternoon, until someone at work started passing out M&M’s! And they were Easter colors!!
I kept on working throughout the afternoon, which included a quick meeting with a new customer, and came home to eat a quick snack before I went for my run.
SNACKS – I ate the final Kashi bar and had an apple with peanut butter. It was good to have some protein to get me through.
DINNER – I wasn’t hungry at all when I got home. With the running and then I did some arm weights, I just didn’t want anything. BUT, I bought some gelato at Whole Foods. On Wednesdays they have a special where you get 12 ounces for $3.99! I ordered half raspberry and half chocolate, so I dug into that for dinner. There’s protein in gelato, right? It hit the spot and I passed out when it was time for bed!