Another week begins in Caitlin-land. I am ready for the weekend already. 🙂
I snacked on a Fruition bar around 10:30.
And lunch featured BAKED TOFU, which I’ve been craving for DAYS. Yum!
I rubbed the tofu in a simple mustard, maple syrup, and EVOO mix and then baked it at 375 for 30 minutes.
On the side, I had toasted quinoa, which I also marinaded in the same mix as the tofu and then baked for 15 minutes:
And green beans:
Do Long Runs Exhaust You?
After my 8.0 miler yesterday, I literally became a zombie. I would’ve happily passed out like this for the rest of the day, but we had stuff to do:
(That’s me on Kath’s bed at the Healthy Living Summit).
I’ve noticed that as I increase my mileage, my body’s ability to bounce back from a long run has decreased significantly. When I come home from anything over 6.0 miles, I just want to sleep. For hours. I’m scared I’m going to lapse into a coma when I start running 14 or 15 mile runs again.
I’m pretty sure I’m pre-fueling and re-fueling properly. I am also positive I’m drinking enough water. I’m probably not sleeping as much as I should overall, but I do long runs on the weekend when I’m pretty rested.
Maybe my body is just going through a transition period as I get back into long-distance running? This has happened before, and I think I just "outgrew it." But I’m concerned I’m overlooking a key factor!
Do long runs exhaust you? If not, WHAT IS YOUR SECRET? Do tell.
don't fit sleep, i sometimes plan a nap into my training time. i know a lot of runners who do the same, especially if you wake up early to run. sleep for an hour or a little bit more is OK. did you read about the insomniac in Runner's World this month?