Good evening! What a day… I can’t wait for the weekend! This work week is super packed, so I really appreciated tonight’s speedwork (9 x 400).
Here’s what I did:
- Warm-up: 5.0 mph; Minute 0 – 2
- Speedwork: 7.5 mph; Minute 2 – 4 (roughly a 0.25-mile dash)
- Interval: 6.0 mph; Minute 4 – 4:30
- Repeat Speedwork and Interval sessions 8 more times. Hence, the "(9 x 400)"
- Cool-down: 3.0 mph; Minute 22 – 27
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 26 minutes with cool down (3.0 miles)
- Average Heart Rate: 171 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 196 bpm
- Calories Burned: 265
I’m really feeling my new Advanced 10K Training Program! It’s so fun to jump between tempo runs, speed runs, cross training, and regular old jogging!
It keeps things interesting. I didn’t get bored ONCE on the treadmill tonight.... and the speedwork was over before I knew it!
After 1:30, I had my obligatory Z-Bar. I hid it in my (very messy) drawer until I was hungry.
And then I got really snacky…. I dragged outttt my normal two snacks to FOUR! :) I started with a Mini Larabar (so cute). I tried Keylime Pie flavor.
I really enjoyed this flavor, but I wouldn’t like to eat a whole bar all at once — it would be too overwhelming.
Around 4 PM, I had a sliced banana + PB.
Then, I wrestled with an Excel Spreadsheet from hell. I fiddled with this STUPID budget for two hours and just couldn’t make the numbers add up. Don’t you hate that?
Before my workout, I had some almonds and raisins.
I returned from the gym sweaty and HUNGRY. I threw together a really easy dinner for myself, Future Husband, and our friend, Harry. I made three mini pizzas — two with mushrooms and one with plain cheese.
I had a mushroom mini pizza.
Whole wheat pitas are PERFECT for quick little mini pizzas. I just spread some pasta sauce on top, sprinkle shredded cheese over everything, add sliced bella mushrooms, and sprinkle with parsely. Then, it goes in the oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Viola!
I also had 1/3 a block of extra hard tofu, baked with chili powder and pepper.
And some steamed spinach…
It was an easy and satisfying dinner, and it took me forever to eat it all!
From above, with a big glass of water:
Good night, sleep tight!
Presidential debate is coming on… gotta go commentate from the couch!