Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday's blog had my plan to "prepare" for the weekend. Here it is again for my record:
Week 5: Prepare - Technically, I don't have any social events or gatherings this weekend. I do, however, have a HM to run. The obstacle I'll face this weekend will be getting enough to eat so that I don't "bonk" during my race WITHOUT going outside my calorie range.
Well, I succeeded. In fact, I more than succeeded because, despite forgetting to eat my PB&J that I so carefully made and packed so that I would have it to eat an hour before I ran, I ran a better-than-expected race. READ: NO BONKING!!
The good news is, I set a goal to run in 2:22:30 (two minutes less than my last HM) and I ran it in 2:20:53
The bad news is, I ran 14.6 kms feeling like a hypocrite. As an instructor, I preach "fuel before you run" and all I had that morning was a banana and a coffee. I also had 3 Gu along the way. Having said that, I also preach "do what works for you." so I'm going to let myself off the hook.
After the race, a few of us went to Fatburger and I made up for lost calories. Totally not Spark-friendly but oh so good.