Morning! Sorry I never posted last night; I just wanted a break from blogging. It was a pretty boring day food-wise, anyway — just a lunch sammie, yogurt + granola, and pasta for dinner.
I woke up this morning feeling bright and chipper and ready to tackle my Half Marathon Training Program Week 2 long run!
Before I left, I fueled with a yummy bowl of oatmeal.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: unsweetened coconut, Grape Nuts
I finally found unsweetened coconut at Whole Foods yesterday! Yay! They were a delish addition to my oatmeal.
Before leaving for my run, I filled up my CamelBak and packed two Clif Shot Bloks.
According to the Clif website, "The Margarita flavor has three times the amount of sodium than the other flavors. Sodium depletion via sweat is the primary reason for muscle cramping in athletes. By adding more sodium we’re bringing carbohydrates, electrolytes, and higher levels of sodium together into one easy-to-ingest solution." Each blok has 35 calories.
Today’s 10 miler was one of those neutral runs. It wasn’t torturous, but it wasn’t awesome either. I had to resort to playing lots of mind games with myself to stay occupied. I would pick a landmark about 0.2 mile ahead and tell myself that I only had to run to the landmark and then I could take a walking break. I actually only took a walking break about 7 times.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes (10 miles)
- Average Heart Rate: 155 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 186 bpm
- Calories Burned: 855
I came home and literally sprinted towards the kitchen. I was INSTANTANEOUSLY HUNGRY despite snacking on the Shot Bloks at Mile 5.0.
Lunch was simple and quick. I just wanted to shove carbs down my throat!! 🙂
I had a scrumptious slice of Prairie Bread from Whole Foods. This bread is amazing — definitely pick some up if you have an opportunity!
And a big glob of Anne’s Organic Mac and Cheese. I think it was about 1/2 the packet (so around 1.75 servings). I LOVE long-run days! 🙂
And a dry spinach, carrot, and cucumber salad. Yum!
I think I’m going to shower and lounge around for a bit. The dog are begging for a trip to the park, so that may be in order, too! 🙂
What are you doing today?