Happy Sunday before holiday Monday! My favorite kind of Sunday
I started the day with a 10-mile run, easy. Had to make sure my heart rate stayed between 139 and 158 bpm. Ten miles because that’s the weekend mileage I should’ve done if I had been following the Half Marathon: Own It plan in Train Like a Mother; 139-158 bpm because that’s Zone 2, according to my new Iron Fit book book – the endurance-bulding one where all workouts should take place.
Done and done. I feel like a fifth-grader who did her Monday homework on Friday evening: nerdy — but happy. And yes, it’s nice to be back on a scheduleOn most Sunday mornings, I run at Shoreline Park in Mountain View, over through Stevens Creek Trail in Sunnyvale. That was today’s route, too. Though, if you ask my RunKeeper, I was yet again flying all over the place and walking on water:Luckily for this run nerd, the Garmin was on at the same time, spewing a wealth of live data: pace, time, elevation, heart rate,
stock prices, and a bunch of other stuff. I exported the file to RunKeeper later, so I can make a true comparison: That’s more like it. (Though my watch, Garmin Connect and Strava read the data as 10 miles exactly.)
Clearly my phone has a problem – other GPS apps, including Runtastic, Strava and iSmoothRun, get bad readings as well.
Splits for today’s run (schedule said to “finish strong”):Onto more important things:Great recovery food suggestion: beer. Great pre-run breakfast. I call it an SBJBPB sandwich: sunflower butter – jelly – banana on pita bread. Eat at least two hours before your run. Yum!
What’s your favorite pre-run food/ drink? Post run?