I did a double workout yesterday afternoon, and, boy, am I feeling it today!
I haven’t done much strength training lately, so Kerrie and I did a workout at KFIT. I used #85 for the shoulder-to-overheads (S2OH), sub-ed regular pull-ups for chest-to-bar (C2B), and did TRX triceps presses instead of ring dips. The scribble at the end of the workout is a 2k row. (We weren’t sure if we’d have time for it since the 4:30 class was starting soon, but we both finished it.) The whole workout took us about 20 minutes.
After that, I took off my Nanos”¦
And changed into my Glycerins for some running! On the agenda was a 65-minute tempo run (20/30/15). I felt pretty good and covered just over 7 miles.
As soon as I got home, I refueled with a protein shake (SFH vanilla Recovery protein powder + water) while reading Quinn his bedtime books.
After I put the little dude to bed, I took a quick shower and then chowed down on a delicious recipe that will be on CNC later this week. (I just need to finish up the post.) The macro-nutrient combo was perfect for recovery. Boom.
Speaking of nutrition and refueling”¦
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a nutrition-focused Google Hangout with Kyle Pfaffenbach, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Eastern Oregon University and a Performance Nutrition Consultant with Brooks Running Company, along with some other Brooks brand ambassadors. Our blogger group had the chance to ask him anything we wanted about nutrition and running. One of Kyle’s responses really struck a chord with me, so I wanted to share it with you guys. The question asked: What foods do you recommend eating before and after a run? You guys have probably heard all sorts of answers to this question over the years, and here’s what Kyle had to say (paraphrased below).
To be the best runner, just eating well on the day of your workout or race isn’t enough. You need to make what you eat an everyday part of your training. There is no one answer for what someone should eat before or after a workout. It’s very individual. You need to find your own nutritional philosophy. You need to make it right for you””your own personal training and fitness goals.
I love his advice so much, and I have put even more thought into how I am fueling my body during marathon training. In the next couple of weeks, my training is really going to pick up, so it’s especially important that I properly feed my body each and everyday. Kyle’s words of wisdom couldn’t have come at a better time.
Questions of the Day
Do you ever do double workouts?
What’s the best piece of nutrition/training advice you’ve ever received?