Lucky for me, I get to go back to my apartment in the city this afternoon (sigh). Once I go back to the city, reality hits me again, and I realize that I can't just be a lazy bum. Plus finals are just around the corner!! Crunchtime baby! Keep my eye on the prize~
Oof, my legs are so sore. This week, I focused on increasing my mileage. I went from 3 miles on Monday to 7.5 miles today! I don't think I should've done that actually... because my leg muscles didn't get to rest and repair themselves. But tomorrow will be my rest day, and I'm slowly going to begin tapering for my 10K run next Sunday!! I'm really excited for the run, but I'm nervous about the hills too. I didn't get to hill-train that much; today on my run, I added some hills, and they killed me. It took all my strength to keep going and not stop, even though I wanted to sooo badly.
So, like I said, I ran 7.5 miles today. I've been noticing on my runs that the first 2-3 miles are rough for me, in the sense that I am aware of my legs being stiff and I get tired, but once I pass the 3rd mile, I suddenly get this extra energy that makes me run a little faster and feel good. It's like my body knows when the run is halfway over!! My goal was to run the 7 miles in an hour, and I ran the total course in 75 minutes. Not too shabby I suppose. 7.5 miles in 1 hr 15 min. I think I can do better next time though! =)
Pre-run meal: 1/2 bagel with cream cheese and jelly, 3 wheat roll crackers with jam and butter, 1 cup of orange juice
Post-run meal/ lunch: 1 bowl of Swiss muesli and jam with skim milk, a lot of leftover mac 'n cheese pasta, 2 clementines
I love to fuel my body! See you all later!