Lessons from Yesterday's 10 miler
I should be running faster. I haven't even considered myself in real training or anything, but I think I've just been kind of using the excuse that I had a baby a few months ago. I think I can start getting my speed back now that the marathon is over and 2 weeks have passed. I'll start up slowly! I don't know how I managed that 8:15 pace when I've been running tops 9:30 minute pace the last 2 weeks, and mostly a 10 minute pace. I'm happy!
I am sore today - mostly my quads, but also my abs and back! I love being sore. I swam this morning and it kind of loosened my legs but it felt better 2 days post race, rather than 1 (for Boston). I did an easy 3 miles this evening. I should have done yoga and it was in the plan, but the plan didn't fully happen. I'll stretch out more later.
Does anyone watch Channel 6 locally? Seriously - Cecily Tynan did a 1:05 yesterday - she's 40 and the young looking Adam Joseph - he's 31 - did a 1:07. Really? I need to get my act together.
What I ate today: Do I need to eat more? less?
I'm waiting till 4 months, to see what happens and then I'll decide if I should count calories and have a serious lose 10 pounds plan, but what are your thoughts? My weight is 135.2. My starting pre-prego weight was 131. My real weight should be 125-128. I would like to drop 10 pounds but haven't been serious about it with the nursing and training. You'd think the weight would drop off with the training - but nope! Check what I ate -
Banana (pre swim)
Chobani Yogurt w/ 1 tbspish Nanners Nutters (post swim - starving)
Some special K cereal (pretty hungry still post-swim at my parents house)
Oatmeal w/ Wheat Germ, tbspish Nanners Nutters (normal breakfast when I got home)
1/2 a Z bar, cranberries
1/2 a grilled cheese with amer. cheese and tofu (usually don't eat this but my sister came over)
a gardenburger w/ ketchup and 1/2 slice of bread (still hungry after lunch)
Scoops of Nanners Nutters - made some more
Morningstar sausage patty (still hungry pre-dinner)
Luna Bar ( pretty starving pre-dinner)
Some homemade peanut hummus and crackers (yeah, still hungry)
Planned dinner: zucchini ala D10, mushrooms, & pasta
Too much peanut butter. Get it OUT!My thoughts: Zbar / Luna bar - need to be replaced with fruit/veggies - any ideas what kind for snacking? I'm obviously hungry so my meals should be a little bigger so I'm not snacking all day but I'm more of a 6 small meals person than 3 large ones. I'll take any suggestions. I feel like I go to the grocery store so often for produce.
Per my nutritional visit last summer I should be eating around 2700 cal- which seems so high! How much do you think I'm eating?
My workout today: 40 minute swim (2500 yards) & 3 easy miles.
I kind of want to do another marathon soon, like in a month. The weather has to be temperate though, and I can't really travel - it is just hard w/ Nick. I found the DE marathon in a couple weeks but it is sold out! Really small one unfortunately.
I have the fall planned out - Philly Distance Run (1/2 marathon) and Philly marathon, but some of the other runs I've done (Baltimore 1/2) are on the bubble. I don't want to have to travel and spend money on a hotel and driving there now that I'm not working. Steamtown Marathon was on my mind - but I would have to travel and stay overnight - so I'll have to think about that one! Any suggestions ? I want to see what I can do with some real training and getting my speed back. But...I also want to have another baby kind of close in age, so the sooner the marathon the better!