Are you feeling lucky?

March 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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As in…lucky number 7?  I’m staring down a 7 mile training run (aren’t they ALL training runs at this point?  who’s running for fun anymore?!) and I’m waiting for it to get just a little bit warmer before we hit the trails.  My new “running rock-out tune” is “100 Yard Dash” by Raphael Saadiq.  Love it.  Very MoTown-y.

In the meantime…

If you put money on the fact that I wouldn’t end up cross training last night, you would have won.  Too late, all bets are off ;).  I finished that last post and then sat, pondering for a moment.  I had very little energy to get my rear in gear and was just totally uninspired to decide what type of cross training to do.  So, I rebelled.  In fact, that’s just what I wrote in my workout journal: “I rebelled.  No cross training.”

I have followed the half marathon training schedule to a “T”…until yesterday.  We’re in week 7 of 12 and I’m a little burned out on following the schedule, so I thought “eh, take the night off.  Don’t do anything wild to jeopardize your long run tomorrow and just rest up.”

It felt goooooood.  Sometimes a little rebellion is JUST what the doctor ordered.  And you know what?  While I was “relaxing”, I found out we get FitTv!  In a way, my rebellion may have answered future inspiration issues with cross training.  I’m going to definitely check it out soon.

Eats for the day (all within the “If It Doesn’t Have a Mama” March challenge)

Breakfast – a bowl of Kashi Go Lean, fat free skim milk, coffee with organic half and half and…

A leeeeeeettle Green Monster Smoothie.  Sam and I split a regular-sized one, as it was all we had the ingredients for!  Grocery shopping time.

Lunch – my new favorite sandwich (homemade whole wheat flax bread with tuna, avocado and mustard), carrot sticks and green grapes.  A big glass of water for pre-run hydration.

Speaking of hydration, I’m going to figure out my “sweat rate” today.  I’m following a Runner’s World article I found online after my scary dehydration experience.  I don’t want a re-run of that feeling!  I’ll let you know how it goes.

And finally, an addendum to the “If It Doesn’t Have a Mama” March rules.  I exempted protein powder for training purposes and I realized, I need to exempt something else.  Something I didn’t think of in the first place.  I’m asking your forgiveness and allowance of GU energy gel.  I tried very hard to find another means of run energy supplements and came up very very short.  Know of any?  Send them my way and I’ll lay off the GU.  But until then, you’re going to have to accept energy gel as a “training supplement exemption”.  I’ll Google all the ingredients just for knowledge sake….later.

I appreciate your understanding ;).

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  1. I think it is perfectly ok to keep the GU. I hope your seven-miler went great! By the way, i too have had horrible dehydration headaches…They are probably the worst kind.

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