Thursday, July 10, 2008

day 12:

a very sleepless night has left me feeling extremely tired this morning. my intentions of getting up early for an easy run were put to rest when the two young boys were up and down. the final time i had to get up to them was 30 minutes before the alarm was scheduled to go off and i'd had enough. reset it to get some extra rest before getting up for work.

no stiffness or soreness from yesterday's run is providing me with the confidence that my change in nutrition is directly behind it. i'll be interested to see how my run goes at lunch - hoping for an hour at marathon pace effort.

personal stats:
weight: 164lb (-8)
feeling: great
sleep: 4-5h (poor)
legs: great (buzzing of energy)
resting heart rate: 37bpm

today's exercise:
run: 56' - 8 miles w/ 4 miles @ marathon effort progression (6:30-6:00/mile), 1087cal, 161HR
second run (with dog): 21' - 3.1 miles

today's diet:
breakfast: sauteed spinach, mushrooms, tomato w/ turmeric + hard-boiled eggs + black coffee
snack: carrot, 4 dates, almonds, apple
pre-run: black coffee
during run: sports drink 600mL
post-run: fruit - orange, 1/2 cantaloupe, apple
lunch: pink salmon 200g, avacado, carrots, tomato
snack: almonds

today's summary:
today's run went quite well. legs felt really good and i was feeling quite comfortable at marathon pace until i got a little distracted and upped the pace to around 6min/mile pace. the heart rate quickly jumped up and i backed off but i had already burnt myself. had a second run later that night with the dog. he needed some exercise and was excited to get out.

so far today the diet has been good. i was planning on having some carbs after the run but decided to just eat some fruit to top up the glycogen stores. i may pay for it later but i just didn't feel like eating all that much.

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