Feet don’t fail me now…
So, this morning started with my 30 min. walk/run… and I made it to just over 2.5 miles again. Boo! If you haven’t noticed, I’d really like to get to 3 miles in 30 min. Simply because I’m just loving the idea of running at a 10 min. mile pace! For the pro runners, this is child’s play I’m sure, but for me (the newbie) it’s an IDEAL goal, since I literally just started running about 2 months ago. Typically, during my 30 min. walk/runs I start out the first 3 to 5 min. walking, and then I run the rest of the 25 to 27 minutes at a range of 5.0 to 6.0, which is a comfortable jogging speed for me. Today, I tried shorter intervals for my 30 min.- i.e. 1 minute walking at 3.0/ 1 minute running at 6.0. I progressively increased my running speed to 8.0 though, and still no dice on making it past 2 and half miles. I think I will try 1 min. walking/1 min. running (starting at 7.0) tomorrow. For the seasoned/professional runners: Any advice on how to progressively increase my speed??
As far as my eats for the day, I must say there was lots of good stuff! Started off my morning, with my regular bowl of oatmeal – maple brown sugar flavor with 1 teaspoon of organic peanut butter and sprinkles of cinnamon. Mmmmmm 🙂
Breakfast, 7:00 AM
When I got into work, I had my fave Chobani greek yogurt… best stuff Ever! I also had some green tea (not pictured).
Snack, 9:00 AM
This was followed by some fruit…
Snack #2, 11:00 AM
I was ready for lunch soon after, especially since it was leftovers from last night – my homemade turkey burger on whole grain sandwich thins! 😉
Lunch, 1:00 PM
I didn’t get to take a picture of the burger I ate (sorry), but this one is very similar… minus the tomatoes (as I didn’t have any on hand at work).
It was pretty busy at work yesterday, so I was ready for some coffee (Chai Latte – yum!) and an additional snack…
Snack #3, 3:00 PM
Sorry for the blurry pic… gotta love peanut butter granola bars! A quick grocery run after work, and dinner was prepared while the hubby went to the gym for his evening run.
Dinner, 8:00 PM
Creamy organic, whole wheat pasta with chicken and broccoli – mmmmm! My hubby has been completely knocking out his training for his 10-miler in April, by the way – so proud!! 🙂 He also gave me some good running advice
that I didn’t want to hear… “it takes time babe, you’ll get there.” Eh, still working on my patience with myself, but he’s absolutely right… It does take time and I will get there!
What did you eat today?
Any running tips for newbies?