Tuesday, September 21, 2010
So yesterday it was up 6lbs from my weigh in last week, today it is down to 4lbs up, hopefully this trend continues. I don't believe I legitimately gained 6lbs. :P Just trying to continue drinking plenty of fluids and eating nice and clean.
My stomach still feels wonky so it has NO PROBLEM with the clean eating mantra. It wants things simple right now.
Otherwise I'm feeling almost nearly recovered - still giving me grief is my left hip/butt area - need to do some serious foam rolling over there, but otherwise I just have some minor soreness left and I think I'll be ready for 3 easy ones tomorrow, we will see - I will keep playing it by ear.
That's really it for now. Tracked calories for yesterday, came in at 18-something, so a bit under my theroetical daily non-exercise burn. Just trying to track, eat clean, and recover right now so I can get into my marathon training feeling healthy and strong! :)
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Long story short - holy hills, did not break 2:30, broke backup goal of 2:45 - finished smiling, managed not to puke afterward - felt a days hard race DONE and proud!
Detailed race report with pictures here:
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Soooo things didn't really go as planned from last blog.
I was tired Tuesday morning, didn't run - slept. Figured rest is more important than running right now anyway - it's taper time - but I planned to run at night.
Then I heard from CLOVERR1 that Fleet Feet was having a Training Group kickoff -- Long Runs with aid and a free Nike Dry-Fit shirt for $10. HECK YES. :) Since the group is for those registered for either the Huntsville Half/RocketCity Marathon or both, we qualified. I didn't happen to see her, though.
The training schedule states to register for the half and the Monte Sano 15K road race as part of training - so I did that today. :) They are both very inexpensive registration fees and are local so it was easy.
So just like that I have THREE races on schedule between my half and the end of the year! :D
Oh and if I do that 5K in October also... the one that folks at my work do, that's 4. We will see...
So the 15K in Oct, and another half in Nov. :) WOOT!
So anyway in the past few days I've been starting to get a tickle in my throat and I just feel like I'm coming down with something. I ran yesterday morning, only a little over 2 miles, but I'm scrapping anymore running before the race and just resting, taking vitamin C, zicam, lots of fluids, etc. Just attacking this thing!!!!!!
I also ate a lot of food yesterday. I tracked some of it but not all. And I'm not tracking today. I'm trying to be more mindful today so as not to overeat, but I don't want to be counting calories while I'm feeling sick.
So everyone just pray that this passes soon and I'm able to really rock my half Sunday!!!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The gym last night was FANTASTIC - I am glad to bank some calorie burn for the week since from here on out it is TOTAL TAPERVILLE.
Plan: Tonight - run tuneup workout A featured in the latest Runners World - 2 mile tempo run.
Not sure how much warmup/cooldown I'll do, I guess I'll just see how I feel. Playing w/ the idea of running 2 miles easy and 2 miles tempo BACK, then just walking around to cooldown. Simple upper body and core ST -- probably will bring out the freestyle trainer at the park after the run I'm thinking...
Wed: REST - maybe some recreational hula hooping. :)
Thu: Tuneup workout B - 2x800 at 10K pace - same w/ the wu/cd and between interval, unsure how I'm gonna do it yet but I'm guessing around 2-3 miles for that day - simple upper body and core ST at home.
Sat: REST and travel
Sun: RACE! :)
Our teacher introduced the upper body hula hooping today. Once or twice I actually got it to start to go up my body, but mostly I just beat my arms up. I have a bruise that I don't think is visible yet on my left elbow but HUURRRTS. haha. She had us first practice getting one arm in and hooping with that -- right arm - piece of cake. In for a few loops, out, repeat, etc. Left arm, slightly more awkward but ok. Then both arms. Sometimes I kept it going, sometimes it fell down. Then the idea is to start kinda bumping w/ your elbow, kind of a winging motion cause you keep your hand attached at your side - and not a BIG motion, just a small movement, and it makes the hoop kinda go up to your chest.
Well... I don't think I was moving my arm right. I felt totally spastic. But I did do it a couple times although I was so excited I didn't try to keep it going upperbody - so something to practice at home.
She also introduced how to grab the hoop at your waist to bring it overhead - SO can't do that yet either. You have to kinda pivot your hand sometime while bringing it overhead because your fingers are pointing down at first and overhead they've gotta point up -- didn't do that ever during class, gotta practice.
SO GLAD I got my own hoop! Trying to master this stuff in one class a week would just be frustrating. But I felt so much more confident in class last night with all the practicing I've been doing -- I felt really comfortable with most everything that she's showed us previously, so that was cool. I even practiced walking backwards and didn't fail at that. HAHA :D
Zumba was before that and it kicked my BUTT. The favorite teacher of before is BACK and she was ready to really work us OUT. It was AWESOME! Also some jump squats and squats and whatnot in there so my lower body got a little extra.
SO! Then I went grocery shopping and by the time I got home I was feeling so tired I just wanted to eat and shower and go to bed. So I did. But then I couldn't sleep. WHAT? haha. So hence the running tonight vs this morning. Plus I just need some equalizing time after the intense 2+ hr workout last night.
(1900+1366) - 1867 = 1399
So if 1750 deficit is my max goal, then I'm most of the way there. But in the coming week, I am sure I will have some negative deficit days - meaning taking away from that number.
AND CLOVERR1 is doing Rocket City Marathon!! :D I will have a buddy in the race with me - even though I'm sure she will leave me in the dust at some point, it will be nice. :)
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