Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Speed Work and Hunger!

Today was my speed work day...this always makes me nervous!  Well, when I woke up and heard the thunder and saw the sky was black I was half tempted to stay asleep with my boys but I had a date with Angel at the Y.  So I drank my ginormous cup of coffee had a light breakfast and went to walk out the door when there was a huge down pour of rain and Angel text me her car battery was dead...UGH!!  I felt so bad for her and at this point I really wanted to bag the run but I would only have let myself down if I did that so out the door in my galoshes I go!  My workout looked like this: 1% incline 5 mile warm up in 38 mins ( I  needed the extra miles to convince my legs that they could handle the speed ), then speed work ladder 1200 M: 4:47 (400 M RI), 1000 M: 3:55 (400 M RI), 800 M: 3:06 (200 M RI), 600 M: 2:18 (200 M RI), 400 M: 1:28 (200 M RI), then cool down 1.5 miles.  This was challenging but not as awful as I thought it was going to be!  Even though I was mentally not wanting to do this today once I got out of my head and just started I felt great.  However I was burping up banana the last 2 miles. 

While I was running I got a message from my mom:  Lunch today? 
Heck ya!  We went to Red Robin with the boys and I inhaled my Southwest Chicken Salad.  After I do speed work I am always starving for the next 24 hours.  I try and refuel with lots of veggies, fruit, and protein and occasionally some Red robin bottomless fries :-)

I am working night shift tonight then I am heading to the beach for some family fun/some girl's weekend fun!  Also a 20 mile run will be mixed into all the fun. 

How do you refuel after you do speed work? 

Happy Running!

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