Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Family Time & Fueling


I am having such a blast in NC. I can't believe that it is already Wednesday afternoon. Morgan, Dakota and I spent the afternoon at the Fun Factory in Franklin, NC. We played every imaginable arcade game possible. $50 later, we went to Pizza Hut for lunch. Those who know me would be the first to realize that this was not my choice. I chose the salad bar. In the end, I don't know if it was the right choice or not as I cut my 8 mile run short - at mile 4.5. I don't know if it's the heat and humidity or that I'm not properly fueling my body but I've been having this problem AT LEAST once a week for the past month. When I take a step back afterwards to really look at the situation, I think it comes down to fueling.

For instance: Today I skipped my normal breakfast (granola, fruit and lowfat yogurt) and only had coffee. Then, I had the salad bar for lunch. I didn't go back for seconds so it was hardly enough.

On the other hand ... Both yesterday and Sunday I had great 8+ milers. Both days, I ate not only pretty well but enough!

So, time for food. I'll have to finish the remaining 3.5 miles in a little while.

** I found the picture above on my parents computer from the weekend of my San Francisco Marathon in 2008. There is nothing better than great memories!**

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mountains . . .

I arrived in Bryson City, NC yesterday and am visiting my family for a week. This morning, I decided to run 8 miles around town. Well, my hometown doesn't have more than a 1 mile loop, so I headed up the mountains into various neighborhoods to finish my run. Overall, it was a great run; however, I had forgotten how difficult it was to run hills. Maybe since I ran xc and track here (many years ago), it'll all come back. My garmin said I was running at a 10 minute pace up those hills .... they wore me out!!

Actual Workout:
9:26
9:42
9:25
9:17
9:12
9:18
9:22
8:06
1:56 (.25)

I've been blogging on runnersworld.com for since last August but really want to start my own blog. We'll see how it goes. Wish me luck! :)

Happy Tuesday everyone! :)