I ran 7.0 MILES THIS MORNING! My first long run of half marathon training, and the furthest I’ve run since my marathon back in October!
I pulled out all the stops to get myself motivated to run today. I built the run up in my head for days, dressed appropriately (three layers on top, gloves, ear muffs, hat…), blasted my favorite music, and made sure I got it out of the way first thing this morning.
Does anyone else feel extremely bad-ass while running in a hoodie?
The real cincher for me on this run was my favorite Eminem song, which I replayed approximately 30 times. I played this song over and over again during the marathon and it totally pushed me through.
And yes, I literally felt like I was going to collapse at many times. The roads are still icy and dangerous, I haven’t run in days, and 7.0 miles is an entire mile farther than I’ve ran recently. Plus, I was running alone! No buddies. I’m so grown-up. 🙂
I wore my Garmin for the first time in a MONTH, so here are my splits:
- Distance: 7.0
- Duration: 1:13
- Mile 1: 10:10
- Mile 2: 10:14
- Mile 3: 10:28
- Mile 4: 10:24
- Mile 5: 10:54
- Mile 6: 10:37
- Mile 7: 10:01
A little slower than I would’ve liked (jumping around ice patches and a few walking breaks), but I know it’s good to run your long runs at a slower pace (more time on your feet = greater endurance). I am extremely pleased, I must say!
Pre-run breakfast featured something new. Can you spot it?
I mixed in WHEATBERRIES! Yum. Wheatberries are a super chewy grain that you can eat hot or cold.
To make my breakfast bowl, I combined:
- 1/4 cup (measured dry) cooked wheatberries
- 1/4 cup raw oatmeal
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk
In a small saucepan and cooked it like I would normally prepare oatmeal. Added some coconut and white chocolate chips on top!
I love it – so chewy!
And lunch was made and consumed quickly: A two-egg thick sandwich with an apple. I’m actually eating this now as I wait in a tire shop to get new tires on our car.
Lunch #2 shall be eaten shortly. 🙂
What’s your power song for workouts?
by black eyed peas!