Saturday morning I made the decision to change my Nike + application from kms to miles. Big call - I know. But I figured, I lot of the internet community on both Tumblr and other blogs use miles and refer to their pace times in miles so it makes it easier to judge where I am at with my progress etc.
For example, the amazing Skinny Runner can run a marathon with a pace under 7:30min per mile. That is insanely fast for me and I am sure I could only bust out a few miles at that pace, before crippling over and dying.
So as you can see, my pace for the mere 3.35miles I did on Saturday was around 8:38per mile. This wasn't a push for me and I feel like I could have gone faster, however I experienced some pain in my left calf muscle and there was a totally gnarly head wind. Again. I am so sick of running into the wind! However, in saying that, I haven't had a dream that I was struggling to move for a while...
You know I spent 10mins in this position when I got back from my run. I swear by it. Ass to the wall. Feet in the air. You need to get on this bandwagon if you are a runner ;) Trust me!
Lunch today was another tuna, cucumber and light mayonnaise pressed sandwich. On the side was more cucumber, cherry tomatoes and light cottage cheese. I actually ate two of the toasted sandwiches. I was a hungry hungry hippo!
Later in the evening I made some Chocolate Protein Muffins for the week ahead. They are always a winner in my book and I hope that Robbie and Ryan love them as well!
Dinner was a smoothie ;) Oh how I have missed you! Just before Christmas I made a trip to my storage unit and while picking up a few other things, I bought my smoothie maker back to the house as well. Agghhh.... heaven! My smoothie was an old favorite.
1 small banana
4 ice cubes
Alpro light soy milk
1T Whole earth crunchy organic peanut butter
1T Agave nectar
1 scoop PHD protein powder
1t Flax seeds
Right... Now to get on with the day ;)
What is your favorite after run stretch? Do you make sure you take the time to stretch after every workout?