My bloody toe from tonights run tells me I need to cut my nails ASAP! Tmi? At least I saved you from the photo.
Originally planned on 8K but instead decided to do some intervals intervals with the CCS crew tonight. Ran about 3 at 5K race pace, then did 7 sets of 20 second sprint, 60 second recovery. Finished off with 1.5K easy jog back.
Loved the sprints, jog back was tough, all uphill.
I think I’m almost as excited for the next 5K as I am the half marathon.
5.55K = 38:40
It’s fun to see the intervals like this:
Starting to think about the most important part of preparing for the half matathon… What to wear and what to do with my hair!?!?
21 days until the half marathon!
I took a pretty easy week, even skipped a scheduled run for the first time in a long time. I just wasn’t feeling great this week, had a sick day from work, slept a whole lot, and erred on the side of not getting sick. Which I think in the long run is much better than missing 1 training run. This weekend was also a little thrown off, as I had a wedding Saturday and really felt like doing absolutely nothing today. I did get 12.4K of run in Saturday before the wedding and a kettlebell class, so all was not lost. I think I was due for a taper week anyways.
This week I’m back at it full force, and then pre-race taper begins! I’ll also be eating a hack of a lot better than I have the past 4 days.
I just overheard a lady on the subway say how much she loves her trainer because she doesn’t make her sweat.
Yesterday I wrote somewhat of a rant about my weight watchers meetings. Today I continue :)
One of the ladies in the meeting has been insisting to me I’m not allowed to earn more than 6 activity points in a day, which would be about a 40 minute run at most for me.
So as she insisted, I went back and re-read my “getting started” guide. She’s wrong. Basically weight watchers recommends earning up to 42 activity Pts per week, which averages to 6/day. Of course, that’s an average, not a rule. And secondly, it doesn’t say you can’t earn more, it just recommends you talk with your doctor or an expert to prevent injury.
So, dear lady telling me what to do, STFU!
I think this may also illustrate why I’m getting to be over weight watchers, there’s so many people who think they know what’s best for you, and there’s nothing I hate more than people I don’t know telling me what to do.
Enjoy! My friend sent me this and I’ll be printing one off for my Full.
The only search term that has ever brought anyone to my tumblr is:
burrito before race
Let the record show I have never eaten a burrito before a race.
Today at Weight Watchers, someone said, “well weight watchers just isn’t designed for what you are doing.” (Referring to my half-marathon training.) And it got me thinking…
I’ve actually been saying this for weeks now, and I’m struggling with what to eat especially on my LSD run days, when I feel like I’m starving and want to eat everything in sight for 2 days. I really don’t believe you can have an “on plan” day and run 19K.
My Weight Watchers Leader hasn’t really been able to help me with this, and today she even said “well do you eat those bean things, you better be careful, those have a lot of points in them.” I was basically dumbfounded. Like, yeah lady, I should probably just starve myself, and who cares about fuel on a 19K run anyways?
I’ve read a few blogs where the person started out with Weight Watchers but as they became more active and trained for distance running, triathlons etc., it just wouldn’t work for them any more, and I wonder if that’s now me, or if that’s where I’m going.
Realistically, I think I should probably stay with it at least until after the half marathon, because as we head into winter and I’m not training for a specific long race anymore, my mileage will probably drop back down to a more standard amount of exercise, in which case, the WW should be working better again, and I should be less hungry. But we’ll see.
That being said, each week I’m leaving the weekly meeting rather annoyed, not at the number in the scale so much, because over all that’s still going down, but more so with the lack of support and understanding for someone who’s running a lot.
What to do, what to do…. ??
Oh, also, I’m down 42 pounds as of today, so don’t get me wrong, Weight Watchers has been a huge help with that, I’m just really struggling with making it work while training for the Half.
6K run in the books, now to rest my legs for 3 whole hours before hitting the ice for ringette practice.
So kettlebell class was a success, so once I got home, and since I was still in my work out gear, and VFFs, I went for a easy 3.2K run.
Now to mentally prepare for tomorrow’s LSD.
3.2K = 22:20 mins
I’m pretty sure my kettlebell class instructor is from the Jersey shore. The phrases “Yeah, buddy” and “Let’s get it in” were both used in class today.