Run: 3.1 Miles
Well, I missed my wake up call this morning and didn't get up until 6:50! Way too late to get in a run and get to work on time. I'm not much of a morning person and I still don't know how for about 6 months or more I did my 5:30am cardio session a couple of years ago...I know, going to bed before midnight might help!:) Back then I was in bed by 10pm every night. Gotta get back to the habit of early to bed, early to rise!
Got a great strength workout in at lunch doing chest, biceps, and core. I also added three sets on the lat pulldown and three sets of standing calf raises to the mix.
Bench Press: 4x10
Incline Press: 3x10
Decline Press: 3x10
Dumbbell Chest flyes: 3x10
Hammer Curls: 4x10
Regular Curls: 3x10
Straight Bar Curls: 3x10
Weighted Crunches: 4x15
Regular Pushups: 1x18
Lat Pulldown: 4x10
Standing Calf Raises: 3x10
Followed my nutrition plan to the letter today not missing a meal and not cheating. Here was the food consumption.
7:15am: 3 eggs/1 yolk, 1 whole grapefruit with splenda, 32oz water
10:00am: 1 large banana, 32oz water
12:00pm: 1 organic whole wheat wrap, 1 tbsp organic light balsamic vinaigrette, 1/4 cup feta cheese, 1 roma tomato, 4oz boneless skinless chicken breast, 3 pickle chips, 1 diet cherry pepsi
3:00pm: 1 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup, 2 tbsp natural peanut butter, 32oz water
5:30pm: 1 organic whole wheat wrap, 1 tbsp organic light balsamic vinaigrette, 1/4 cup feta cheese, 1 roma tomato, 8oz sliced turkey, 3 pickle chips, 32oz water
7:30pm: 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 2 tbsp sugar free red raspberry jelly, 32oz water
After dinner I played with Gracie on the new playset for a little bit and then she wanted to ride her bike so we got her helmet on and she road around the cul-de-sac for about 30 minutes pretending to deliver mail to all our neighbors!:) After she went down to bed around 8:30 tonight I was able to get out on my run. The plan was to do 3.1 miles at nice steady tempo. It took my legs about a mile to really loosen up and feel good and by mile two I felt great. My route did take me over a couple of tough hills and I have to say I felt pretty good going up and over. Very happy to keep it close to the 9min mile pace.
My friends Mendy and David are going to run the Candlelight 5k coming up this Saturday night and I decided it would be a fun run to do. It actually starts at 9pm and the run is outlined with luminaries, cool stuff. So, I am adding that 5k and maybe one other 5k or 8k before my marathon but not much more in the way of races after that. I think this race will be alot of fun and also a little challenging. I know the course well and there are a couple of nasty hills in this one so I'm not expecting to PR but I am expecting to have fun. I'm not going to worry about time or pace I'm just gonna go out and enjoy an evening race with friends! Hopefully David and Mendy are still planning on running?:) Should be a nice evening!
I'm almost finished my marathon plan. I decided to do a modified Hal Higdon Novice 1 plan. This is an 18 week plan that will start on July 9th. Once I get it all completed I will post a good example of it. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday! - Jason