Goals: AM Swim, lunchtime core workout, PM hill/cycle workout.
Results: Cycle workout: 1 mile warm up, repeats on a .5 mile hill, 1 mile cool down. 30 minutes.
Diet setbacks: Oy Vey.
Thoughts: Today was not my typical day. I was in a lot of pain last night (not associated with training) so I took a hydrocodone I had left over from when I had herniated disks in my back last summer. I only took about three last summer, and they always lay me out. This led to the best sleep I have had in weeks, however slept through my swim. Not too worried about it since this was an extra workout to help me readjust before Sunday. I got up with plenty of time to get ready for work, just not enough time to get to the Y. Left the house and got a flat tire. I ended up be an hour late for work. By the way, changing a tire on a dodge ram SUCKS!!!! By boss is flexible and made let me count this hour late as my lunch. This eliminated my core workout time. I am now two workouts behind on my one hundred push ups challenge.
My surprised me with wanting to go to dinner at her parent's. She said they would time dinner around my workout, unfortunately I was going the opposite direction for my workout. I decided I would use the hill near thier house instead of the one I was going to use. Once I finished we had dinner. I have a large number of food weaknesses. Lasagna is my favorite food, I also love candy, chocolate, cookies, pie, pizza, wings, bread sticks, any type of potato, hot dogs, onion rings, and cheese sticks; but one of my biggest weaknesses that I rarely ever have is corn dogs. They are a food surrounded by good memories, the fair, school lunches, things like that. Well the reason i made that list of scrumptious foods is because CB's mom made corn dogs and tater-tots for dinner. I had 4! Again, this is not how I meant to increase my calorie intake. My diet the rest of the day was great, fruits, salad and grilled chicken.
On my breaks yesterday I was able to work in a little blogging, reading about one an hour as opposed to my normal half day on blogger. During this time i found a blog on runner's world discussing how to stay cool in the summer while running. There were some decent tips in it, myself, on speed work days I run a one mile loop and put water bottle in my mail box so when I run by I can pick one up. What I though was funny about the post was that it is late July and and it has been hot for 3 months. Here's the link: http://askcoachjenny.runnersworld.com/2010/07/tips-for-running-in-hot-and-humid-weather.html .
I also had two questions for my athlete blogger buddies: How often do you do speedwork? Also, do those oppression socks dealies really work (according to the CEP website they make you faster, run longer, and recover faster afterwards) and at what running distance do they really start becoming a thought? Let em know your thoughts!