Run Paula Run!
It was really neat watching Paula Radcliffe win the NYC marathon again. I was watching online and she is amazing! She's been my hero ever since her 7 month post-partum win in NYC. The race was inspiring! I love you Paula!!! If I liked your name, I would name our baby after you!
Yesterday I was able to do 12 miles in one shot. I started with 3 in the morning but had a side stitch so I went back to it later and was able to do 12 more. I had wanted to try to do 16 (to see how the marathon was looking in a few weeks), but I was happy with the 3 and 12. I did the 'LAUREL' plan aka Galloway method I think? and did walks of one minute every 10 minute. I think it really helped! I took breaks for water, bathroom stops, a milky way (in honor of D10) and to shove down some food in between, but mainly it was all in one shot and under 10 minute pace by a few seconds. It felt good, and I like how once I get into it, if I am feeling good, I feel like I can get into my stride and it feels comfortable. The second half if normally better than the first - hopefully that will translate into future races.Here's my setup in the basement where I've been doing most of my runs!
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On Friday I was made the mistake of going on the gym at the scale and started freaking out about weight gain. By 24 weeks I've gained 13 pounds on one of those doctor office scales. I was figuring out that if I gain a pound a week with 16 pounds left, then I'd gain 30 pounds. But I hope that I won't gain a pound every week. And I want to look at it more healthfully and trust that my body is doing what it needs to do for the baby. But also I want to make sure I'm not just an eating machine and eating whatever I want (like the 3 chocolate munchkins that I had on Friday and bagel and cream cheese at a breakfast at school on Friday- things I'd never eat if I wasn't pregnant). I'm going to be more vigilant about that and make sure that my protein is high, but not go nuts about it.
I also read about mamas that eat a lot of peanut butter causes asthma in babies?? I eat peanut butter every day. I feel like I need to eat it more moderately now since every day might be excessive. That will be killer!!!
I am ready to meet the baby. 16 more weeks??? I'm already anxious.
Congrats to Paula Radcliffe - and all of the marathon and race runners this weekend!
this week's stats - the past week was 24 weeks? My pace is all over the place
Monday: Run 5 and 3.09 miles (9:32 and 9:43) and yoga
Tuesday: Run 4.11 miles (9:44)
Wednesday: Swim 2200 yards, 2 miles (10:00)
Thursday: Run 7.37 (10:11)
Friday: Run 0.92 (11:58), lift, elliptical (lifeguard no show)
Saturday: 3 miles (30:00), 12 miles (1:59:00)
Sunday 2.5 miles (10:32), bike and elliptical
Totals: 40 miles! (6:38:59), Swim 2200, yoga 1x, some elliptical and bike
* Compared to the last time I put in 40 miles in July, it took me 40 minutes longer. I like number comparisons. :)