And so far the best thing I have to say about it is that Monday only comes once a week. I am stressed up to my eyeballs right now and yesterday I dealt with it by eating ALL of the things. I was making a box of goodies to mail to my hubby and I “tasted” each and every item that went in it. Restraint was shown in certain areas so that there would still be food to mail, but wow I fell of the healthy eating bandwagon in a big way (I also ate a semi-unregulated treat meal for dinner on Friday – terrible idea before a long run).
I am happy to say that my running didn’t suffer as a result of my crazed carb and fat consumption (chocolate chip cookies, cake balls with french buttercream filling, Reese’s pieces Chex muddy buddies). I ran my 11 miles Saturday morning as a 3:1 finishing strong with an 8:17, 8:04, & 7:35. I did a reasonable amount of climbing during the run and had an overall pace of 8:52. My recovery run yesterday hurt a little more but I still managed an overall 8:04.
I’ve got 3 weeks of training left to get down to PR pace for this half. It’s going to be close!