What A Beautiful Day for Speedwork

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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What a beautiful day for Speedwork outside!

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My Half Marathon Training Plan had this workout on the agenda for today:

Dist: 5 mi, inc.
Warm; 2 X 1600 in 8:10
w/ 800 jogs; Cool

I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was supposed to do, but I think I did the workout correctly:

Warm up (1 mile)
1600 @ 8:07
800 jog
1600 @ 8:12
800 jog
Cool down (1 mile)

Total: 43:20 (8:40 pace)

I still can’t believe I ran 5 miles in just over 43 minutes. Who am I?!? I love that I am getting faster. I also can’t believe that jogging during the 800’s at an 8:30 pace actually felt sort of easy. Seriously, did I just say that? I guess speedwork really does work!


Mid-morning, I snacked on two plums. One tasted so delicious, I needed to eat another one.

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For lunch, I made an arugula salad with goat cheese, flaxseed oil, and balsamic vinegar. I also ate a chocolate chip cookie from yesterday’s Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer event.

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Now, I’m munching on crackers and veggie hummus. I hope this snack holds me over until dinner!

Marathon Roadmap Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered yesterday’s giveaway to win Marathon Roadmap: The Vegetarian Guide to Conquering Your First 26.2! Here’s the winner:


I’d love to win because I’m running my first marathon in October and I know I need to clean up my diet and improve my training!

Congrats, Sarah! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com to claim your prize!

If you’d still like to buy Matt’s book, he’s offering 20% off his e-book (and e-book + interviews) until tomorrow night at midnight (EST). Just enter the code cnc20 at checkout to get the deal.

CNC Bake Sale

I’m at it again! On Monday, May 16th, I will host a Blog Bake Sale to benefit Team for Kids! If you’ve never participated in a Blog Bake Sale, check out my previous post about the rules and logistics.

If you’d like to donate a baked good, please send me an email at christina.haupert@gmail.com with your name, the baked good(s) that you would like to donate, a short description of it, a photo and/or link to its deliciousness, and whether you’re willing to ship internationally to the winner by Friday, May 13th. You don’t need to be a blogger to participate. All baked goods are welcomed!

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