Back to the marathon training schedule! Well, sort of. Technically, I should be running 5 miles, 3 days this week with a long run of 20 miles. I’m changing it slightly: 5 miles, 2 days this week, 8 miles 1 day, and 18 for the long run. I actually wanted to try the long run today since my mom and grandma are coming to town later today. I set my alarm for 6…hit snooze until 6:30….hit snooze until 7…until 7:30…and finally turned it off. I ended up rolling out of bed around 8:45. So, maybe I’ll run my long run Saturday? Another reason I wanted to run it this morning is because Dallas is heating up every day! Saturday’s supposed to be 89, yikes! I should probably set my alarm for 5:30….
Anyway, I did accomplish my 5 miles yesterday. Today, I’ll go for 8 miles. Here were my stats from yesterday:
Marathon Training: Week 15
- Distance: 5.01 miles
- Time: 41:50 min/sec
- Pace: 8:19 min/sec
- Calories: ? My ipod didn’t work. I’ll guess around 380 or so? Who knows!
I wanted to keep my pace down since I thought I’d be running 18 miles today. I keep telling myself “you’re training to race not racing to train!”
I also picked up something pretty cool yesterday: compression socks! I read some reviews on them and people seem to like them. I only plan on wearing them for recovery not during runs. I didn’t read much on them making a difference during runs so I’ll save them for afterwards. As I mentioned before, I get major nerve pinching in my toes while I run, it’s pretty distracting. So I went ahead and self diagnosed myself (my dad will hate me for that) and decided compression socks might help.
I’m pretty sure I have circulation issues in my feet. When it’s cold out, they get so cold to the point that it hurts. Even when I’m wearing wool socks and heavy shoes, my feet are frozen! When I got certified to scuba dive in Monterey, California, my feet (I was wearing booties) were so cold I couldn’t feel that my fins were on too tight. My feet ended up swelling and bruising to the point where it was hard to walk afterwards! Weird! So, we’ll see if these bad boys make a difference. Maybe it’s all in my head.
After my run yesterday, I blended up another new smoothie flavor! This one was coffee flavored. I love coffee flavored anything, so it was really tasty. Here were the ingredients:
Coffee Banana Smoothie
- half a banana
- scoop of chocolate protein powder
- 1 instant coffee packet
- half cup skim milk
- dash of splenda
This was delicious! If you like coffee, you’ll love adding instant coffee to smoothies.
Happy hump day!!