Saturday, December 29, 2012
Great sunrise my friend and I got to see as we reached the top! So worth getting out of a warm bed for.
So far I am not complaining about our winter. It has been wonderful for running. A few wind storms here and there so I use those as my days off. A few inches of snow here and there. Those days are great for some hill work. Just strap on some microspikes and hit the hills.
I have my race schedule set for 2013. If I can keep my two left feet from crashing on the trail and injuring myself I should be set for a fun race season. And yes I race for fun! I mean if I took it seriously it wouldn't be any fun. Races never go the way you want them too.
Early breakfast: 3 gluten free pancakes with a touch of peanut butter with maple syrup and a glass of hemp milk
training: 12 miles/3600' of vertical. I brought dried apples and dried figs with me. Tasty!
lunch: red quinoa, red potatoes, black bean burger, tomatoes and kale
snack: 2 apples
dinner: a big bowl of millet puff and flax ceral, and one apple
My new love is dino kale (or called black dino kale). This is the best kale I have ever had! It is so delish raw and you can lightly steam it and it cooks up so nicely. I can't get enough of this stuff. The flavor is really amazing!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
I just bought a case of yams. These have been great for running fuel. Along with orange juice.
I am building up my running mileage again. I backed way off on my running in Sept/Oct. As I usually do every year. I averaged about 30 miles a week. I still maintained a good base. I feel this time off helps prevent injuries and lets your body rest. Over training is not good for the body. I feel so rested and ready for some spring races.
breakfast - yams and apples
run 10 miles
lunch - yams and apples (needed to eat this again. I have to help out at the junior high basketball practice. Have to scrimmage with them. They are short players) should be fun.
dinner - will be quinoa, steam veggies, black bean burger and a green drink (kale/oj/carrots)