I headed over to the park that has a dirt track that is approx .35 miles long. I ran two miles to warm up, after the first mile I stopped my watch to use the bathroom and stretch. During the second mile I did some form drills (A-skips, butt kicks, side stepping, and high knees). I also did a few strides to warm up. The temperature was a crisp 41 degrees at noon. I needed to make sure that I was warmed up probably. I also decided to wear my trail shoes for this workout. I wanted to get used to running tempo pace in them, in case I decide to wear them for the half marathon.
I did the first repeat 7:21, I had to share the track with the city workers who were maintaining the landscaping. They didn't seem to happy to share the track with me. I switched directions for the second 1600, and according to my Garmin I ran a 6:53.. That didn't seem right. I don't think I ran the repeat that much faster and I was worried that the track was skewing my data, so I did my last two repeats on a hilly bike path and on the streets surrounding the park. I hit both of those intervals at 7:10. After the workout I ran almost two miles to cool down. Here's the data:
Some Food Pictures
I'm still a vegetarian and during my marathon training last fall I would show you pictures of my food. I kind of fell out of the habit, but since I discussed weight loss recently. I thought it might make sense to show you some of my typical meals.
|Breaded Eggplant over microgreens, with melted cheese.|