3 things before getting to my workouts from the week:
1) Recovery after a stomach virus is real.
Although I wasn’t even actively sick for that long, not eating normally followed by then dealing my time of the month has left me more tired than usual which means taking extra time to get back to feeling 100% when running.
I don’t even understand how my paces have been what they have been. It’s like my legs are there but the rest of me does not feel up to the same speed even though my body is running that speed. Does that even make sense? It wasn’t until Saturday’s long run that I can say I felt truly myself.
2) Yoga has been put on the back burner.
3) I need to eat my pre-run breakfast within 30 minutes to one hour (maximum) before my workout.
If I try to start my workout much later than that window, my workout is just not right. I do not feel my best. So really, the time of morning that I run isn’t the issue, it’s more the time I wake up, eat and then go outside.
So what I am saying is, I can sleep later and run just fine at a later than normal run time for me so long as I don’t wake up early and then run a few hours later. It happened to me twice this week. I got up regular early time but ran over an hour later than normal which was two hours after breakfast. Not okay!!
Monday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD #1 & 5 Miles
My only plan for my run was 5 miles with hopefully 3 miles of negative splits followed by 2 miles where it felt comfortable. This run felt good!
Tuesday – 7.50 Miles
My pace looked a lot better than I felt. At least for the first 5 miles that is. I don’t know – my legs felt right but the rest of me didn’t feel in sync yet I was doing well. So strange! I felt much slower and didn’t feel that my breathing was right. Don’t ask me what right is, I don’t really know, I just know something didn’t feel correct or normal for me even though I wasn’t out of breath.
Wednesday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD #4 & 30 Minutes Running
I ran later than normal this morning. I was getting hungry by the time I went outside so I grabbed a small piece of banana which shouldn’t bother me but it did. Sort of like a cramp that wanted to appear but didn’t fully cramp but you felt it anyway < – does that make sense?
Thursday – 8 Miles
I ran a little later again but planned accordingly, or so I thought, by eating breakfast slightly later and having an extra piece of banana sooner rather than closer to my run. I can’t say this helped! Ugh.
I started out okay. I was going fast and my legs felt fine, although again, the rest of me wasn’t so sure. My breathing felt weird, maybe it was wind, I don’t really know. All I know is that by mile 5, when I noticed MapMyRun decided to pause again for a full mile (as you will see, there’s a mile missing somewhere), I wanted to go home.
I didn’t go home, I stopped listening to MapMyRun and finished out my run. It was not fun but I was glad to complete the distance.
Friday – Pure Barre Tone in 10 & 30 Minutes Elliptical
Pure Barre Tone in 10 combo before going to the gym:
- Arms & Abs
- Thighs & Seat
- Seat & Abs
Saturday – 15 Miles
I slept over 11 hours Friday night (!!) and woke up later than normal for a Saturday. However, because I slept later and ate breakfast later, running later did not affect me! In fact I had a great run. I kept it easy for the first half and then picked up the pace a bit for the second half. There was a terrible wind in the second half but I did okay. When I reached 13 miles, I continued to 15 as a cool down.
I don’t love the every 2 mile split thing but whatever. At least the darn thing didn’t pause for this run!
Sunday – No Running (maybe Pure Barre)workout recap & best time for me to eat before a run #running #workouts #purebarre… Click To Tweet
When do you need to eat before your run to feel your best?
When is your next race?
Best thing you ate so far this weekend?