Meal 3 (12:45 pm)- ASAP after run- Large leftover vegetarian stuffed pepper (last one!) + 1/4 cup fat free cottage cheese + 1/2 granny smith apple
Today I had the best run yet for 1/2 marathon training. Even though I ran 8 miles non-stop last weekend when I was in CA, I was bored to pieces on the treadmill. I couldn't wait to get back outdoors to see if I could hang with hills and wind...not to mention be back with my running partners and have better scenery. We decided to start doing our one long run per week on Thursdays, so today that meant we were to run 9 miles....woo hoo...happy to report that we kicked some major behind and did 9 miles in 1:36... at least I feel like we kicked major behind. I have never run that far in my life before, and there were some pretty massive hills as well as lots of wind. I had some minor weird things going on with my right ankle, but absolutely no knee pain. I think wearing these new Nike Air Max shoes is going to be a huge help.
As we were doing the last couple miles, I was reminiscing back to a couple years ago (before BFL) when I couldn't even run at a 12 min. pace. Today our best pace was down to 8:30....talk about an improvement! I think I am going to ball my eyes out when I finish this first 1/2 marathon, because I was actually feeling pretty moved just from today's run:-D
...going to try to add a little extra to each meal and eat every 2 1/2 hours at least in order to feed my muscles and make sure I get enough nutrition before tomorrow's UBWO...