Yay it’s Wednesday (and August!) I had a tempo run on the schedule for today, and although it’s about 2 miles longer than yesterday’s track run, I was more relaxed about it.
The Workout – 2 miles easy, 3 miles @ tempo (7:51-8:11), 1 mile easy.
I joined the boys for the first the easy 1.5 miles, at which point they turned around to head home and I kept on down the trail. I finished off the two warm-up miles and continued to the 2.5 mile marker – shooting for an 8:00 pace and hoping to negative split all the way home.
I hit all my goal times for the middle miles, and I’m gonna go ahead and argue that I made a negative split on the second mile – I was at .99 miles heading into the bridge and didn’t finish until I hit the other side – I think the satellites lost my connection under there…..(oh the excuses we come up with!) It was tough to push the 8:00 pace for three miles, I can’t imagine doing it for 10.1 more! Good thing there are 17 weeks to go.
*For you observant folks who noticed I only logged 5 with Gary, it’s because it took him the entire first mile to wake up and find the satellites. So I didn’t start the time until we were at the first mile marker.
Olympic Gold Waffles
My breakfast this morning was inspired by a recipe I read about in Health Magazine. Kerri Walsh, two-time gold medalist in beach volleyball, enjoys this breakfast for the protein, carbs and portability! I modified her version a little to make my own USA Olympic Gold Medal Waffles.
- 1 multi-grain waffles (2 if you’re really hungry – for post-run or pre-test 🙂 )
- 2 tsp almond butter (or peanut butter if you prefer!)
- 1/2 banana
- 2 strawberries
- Handful blueberries
- Honey (optional)
I’m not a big fan of honey or syrup (seriously) but if you want a drizzle, go for it! I feel full and satisfied and ready to take on my biomechanics final…..
Have a great day, I’ll see you this afternoon!