Ship’s Log–May 27th

PicShells

Today’s run was bad. It was supposed to be tomorrow’s run, but I decided to do it today, in the hot, humid, but sunny weather, rather than tomorrow, in the cool but wet weather. Running 8 miles, including 16 high intensity intervals, in this heat was horrible.

I decided not run without bringing water. I may be an idiot. I missed the target time on at least a third of the intervals, as I struggled to stay strong despite the fact that I was rapidly dehydrating. By the time I got home, I was in bad shape. My advice to you and my future self–don’t try to do more than 4 miles or so in this sort of weather without a hydration plan.

Fitness:

  • Speed Training: 1.25 mile warm up, drills, and strides, 16 intervals (.25 mile fast followed by 100 m jog), 1.25 mile cool down

Breakfast:

  • 2 Van’s Gluten Free Waffles with peanut butter, banana, and maple syrup
  • 1/2 grapefruit with strawberry, broiled
  • Coffee with vanilla stevia and almond milk

Morning Snack:

  • Post-run: water with NUUN tablet and Vega Sport Recovery Protein bar

Lunch:

  • Grilled tempeh with Korean BBQ sauce and coleslaw on 1/2 wrap
  • Bowl of gazpacho
  • Small plum
  • Coffee with vanilla stevia and almond milk
  • 2 raspberry fig bars

Afternoon Snack:

  • Carrots and hummus
  • Veggie chips
  • Cold brew New Orleans style coffee with almond milk and a scoop of Plant Fusion Protein

Dinner:

  • Boca burger on whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and mustard
  • Potato salad

Late Night:

  • Freeze dried green beans
  • 2 marshmallows and a square of dark chocolate

 

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