Ship’s Log–May 2nd

PicShells

My run today felt so much harder than I had expected it to. The planned pace (9:40) isn’t one that should be hard for me to hold for 40  minutes, but today it was. It may have been the humidity, which has come on strong and sudden. It may be that my body is drained from a week of hard training.

Or it may be that I tried a training supplement that is supposed to boost performance. I took this supplement as instructed, 15 minutes before heading out. I’ve tried this stuff before, and didn’t have spectacular results, but I figured that since I paid for a whole bottle I might as well give it another go. I suspect that my body just does not like being asked to digest pills while putting forth physical effort. I guess I’ll have to boost my performance the old fashioned way…by training for improvement rather than hoping to get it from a pill.

Fitness:

  • Training run: 1 mile warm up, drills and strides, 40 minutes of tempo run, 1 mile cool down (7 miles total)
  • 10 minutes yoga and 7 minutes of mediation

Breakfast:

  • Whole grain flax and berry waffles with almond butter, banana, and maple syrup
  • 1/2 grapefruit broiled with strawberry slices
  • Coffee with vanilla stevia and almond milk

Morning Snack:

  • Post-run: water with NUUN tablet; Vega Sport protein recovery bar

Lunch:

  • Chickpeas, tempeh bacon, and green olives cooked in red chili paste
  • Mixed greens with blackberry ginger balsamic
  • Cold brew New Orleans style coffee with vanilla stevia and almond milk

Afternoon Snack:

  • Slice of yoga bread with almond butter
  • Popcorn
  • Cold brew New Orleans style coffee with soy milk

Dinner:

  • Seitan quesadilla with guacamole
  • Vegan chocolate chip cookie
  • Moroccan mint tea
  • Glass of red wine

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