I am trying my best to keep my posts updated since my return to full-time work. I sincerely enjoy blogging about my running and training. Also, I love connecting with you guys through your comments, feedback and questions. So even though I'm exhausted tonight, I made time to do something that I love. :)
Racing literally tears my muscles apart and sends my body into a sluggish state of deep overall fatigue. And I love it! I truly race with all my heart, which is quite evident in the day(s) following a hard effort run/race. I was very ambitious today and decided that when I got home from work, I'd do a workout. However as the work day went on, I realized that my body was stiffening up from all the running over the weekend. Therefore, I took a Rest day to allow for recovery. It was kind of nice and I felt like I really earned it.
My legs felt awesome today! I had a very solid run with some speedy intervals intertwined into my run. I started out at an easy pace and gradually increased it. Taking a Rest day does work people!
7:36 Avg. pace/mile
All day long I was thinking about my run for tonight. It was 10 miles! My mind wandered back to the days this past winter when I was training for Boston and would have to run 10 miles in the snow, and possibly ice. :S Today was warm and sunny.......quite the contrast.
After last night's hard run, I knew tonight I'd run easy. I ran in the subdivisions around my neighbourhood, which have a few rolling hills.
10 easy miles
1 hr 22 min
8:12 Avg. pace/mile
When I got home, I fuelled up with a pineapple orange protein shake.
- one banana
- one orange
- 3/4 frozen pineapple chunks
- one scoop of whey protein powder
- 3 teaspoons of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut almond milk
- a splash of water
I'll leave you with a few shots from Maritime Race Weekend. Super sorry I uploaded them before cropping. :S I am really happy with my choice of compression socks for the race. ;)
If you look behind me in the below right pic, you can see Paul as he slowed down to let me have the glory. :)
Below is from Friday night's 5k. Apparently running in the wind and rain makes me smile???
Thanks again for visiting GGR. Hope to see you on the roads!