My post is a little early this evening, because two friends are coming over and we are planning a road trip out east this spring to participate in a half marathon. We are leaning towards the Covered Bridges Half Marathon, a race that is on my list, but it expected to sell out within the first 30 minutes of the opening of registration. Even so, I'm hoping this is the one we target.
I'm thankful they are coming over to my place. When I left work early to "beat" the cold, it was 5 degrees at 4:30pm. This cold weather is really killing my soul. I miss running outside. I'm hoping that I only have one more treadmill day, tomorrow, and then I can return to the wonderful outdoors. Although I'm also trying to prepare myself that Thursday will also be a treadmill day.
Pre-run, I had my coffee with 1/2 c. 1% milk and 1 t. sugar. Plus two fig newtons. I had 6 miles on the schedule and this is a long enough run to make a little fuel pre-run important.
Breakfast included my last package of fresh blackberries with Nature's Path Oatmeal.
My mid-morning snack was a banana. No picture. My lunch was a turkey sandwich with 3 oz low sodium turkey, 1.5 T of miracle whip and honey whole wheat bread and two clementines.
And some grape tomatoes with balsamic vinegar.
Dinner was 1c. brown rice, 3/4 c. mashed sweet potatoes with 1/2 t. whipped butter and 1/2 t. brown sugar and 3.25 oz of chicken breast. And a little reduced sodium soy sauce.
And I'm hoping I can stick to what I have planned for my evening snack. One beer. But I do have some room to have a few more calories as I'm projected to burn 2460 calories.
Eats: 1881 calories (67% carbs, 19% protein, 14% fat) - 309 grams of carbs!
Run: 6.0 miles, in my target Heart Zone rate which = 13.05 min/mile pace (oh so slow)
Have a good night!