Mal and I don’t know much about marathon training, but we’ve got the food thing figured out! Peanut butter and banana sandwiches rock our worlds!! 😀
We both agreed that this morning’s breakfast fueled us through our 7-mile run without giving us any problems– no cramps, no stomach “issues.” Peanut butter and banana sandwiches will probably be our go-to breakfast before long runs.
After a little digestion time, Mal and I headed out for our run. My husband ran with me for the first 1.5 miles, so I could show him a great running path not too far from our apartment. Once we arrived at it, he took off at his faster pace.
I cruised along for the next mile or so as Mal got farther and farther away.
He eventually lapped me around mile 3.3. He’s a speed demon.
I ended up completing 7 miles in 1:04:00 (9:08 pace). The first 2.5 miles were really rough– my legs felt like a million pounds– but by mile 3, my “running legs” finally kicked in. I stayed around a 9:00 pace until the end of the run. My final mile was 8:47!
Here’s Mal’s recap of his run:
7 miles: 54:25 (7:46 pace)
Ate my usual PB&B sandwich and had a 1/2 glass of coffee. My stomach felt great. I had a good warmup with T. My goal this week was to make the second half of my run faster than the first half. I tried to increase my pace with each mile that I ran and almost succeeded. The last mile was slower because a lot of it was up-hill. I should have paid a little more attention to my pace on the last mile. Overall, I’m really happy with my run. Here are my splits: 8:49, 8:29, 7:50, 7:26, 7:22, 7:13, 7:17.
When I got home, I stretched and rehydrated while Murphy took advantage of my salty skin.
He even licked me while I stretched. What a freak.
Now, I’m drinking a chocolate protein shake with iced coffee and soymilk in the mix.
We’re off to play with Batman this afternoon!!
Happy Saturday! 😎