What a beautiful day for Speedwork outside!
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
1600 @ 8:12
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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!