Tuesday mornings are a mixed bag. I have had the opportunity this summer to keep the same distance or intensity of runs to the same days of the week. On Tuesdays, I try to do a speed workout, something one would do on a track, but I do on a treadmill.
This morning I thought about doing mile repeats again. I am, well, comfortable is the wrong word because they are still hard, but I am used to that uncomfort. Instead I decided to do 400 meter repeats at a faster pace. This is the pace I am working towards for my half marathon. It is really hard for me to do it right now, but I know these workout will help me get there eventually.
I did a 2 mile warm up and then 12 reps of 400 meter intervals at a 6:00 per mile pace. Each interval was 1:30 exactly (good old treadmill doesn’t let me down). In between each rep I did the same distance at a 10:00 per mile pace. I then cooled down for 2 miles. A total of 10 miles.
A whole lot of sweat was involved here.
I then ate breakfast, but only pictured half of it. I also had a big bowl of veggies with dip.
[two bananas, vega sport protein powder, chia/flax seeds and peanut butter]
I remembered this morning that one of my New Years goals was to wear earrings everyday. I had forgotten over the weekend (it was really hectic) so I started again today. I really like these earrings and wear them for races too. I feel FAST!
I had to return some books at the library that I didn’t read because I’ve been so busy. When I am not working I am researching my new obsession that is Christianity and veganism. It is SO FASCINATING because both sides have valid points. I’m still praying I learn what’s right for me. Only the Big Guy upstairs can tell me that.
I also went to the bank and stopped at our local farmers market on the way. I always forget it’s there, but it never ceases to amaze me when I walk through. Everything looks delicious! I didn’t buy anything though because my money now goes into my car. I also do not need more food at home X-)
I got to work and it was pretty busy. Today was Bagel Tuesday where we sell a dozen bagels for $6.50 instead of $9.95. It’s a really great deal and people love it. Us workers not so much. Someone messed up a vegan sandwich (fortunately for me) so I ate it for lunch after adding cheese and avocado to it.
[Seitan, spinach, tomato, balsamic vinaigrette, avocado and cheese on oatmeal wheat bread, paired with gazpacho]
The rest of the shift went by pretty slowly. I spent about an hour making iced espresso which is my least favorite job. It’s so boring to just stand there and pull shots. I would rather do another 400m repeat!
My friend Jeff (he also is on my running team) made a vegan deep dish pizza last night and instagramed it. I thought it looked amazing so I told him so. He offered to bring me a piece. Um…YES!
It was so great to have a cooked meal when I got home. I love my usually PB&J, but this was a nice change.
For dessert I had two bananas mashed with PB on top and animal crackers.
A perfect ending to a sweaty day 🙂
Have you ever had deep dish pizza?
Do you do speed work?