I made it back to the track this morning! After doing my Tues/Thurs speed sessions last week while in Canada on the treadmill (proud of myself for making that happen), it felt good to be outside again, and having someone telling me exactly what to do.
I felt good this morning – we started with a 3200 (8 laps aka 2 miles) at around our half marathon/10 mile pace. I did this around a 7:50 average pace. Then, we did some 400’s (one lap around the track) at a speedy 5k pace, with a short recovery jog in between. I did five 400’s; my one lap splits ranged from 1:39 to 1:48 – this is ranging from a 6:48 and 7:15 min/mile pace. My watch above shows my average for the time I was running – not the cool down jogs in between. Great workout!
I must have been feeling so speedy because I had pizza last night! Excellent fuel. I met my dietitian friend Jackie (yep, two dietitians eating pizza, you’re welcome) for dinner at Pete’s in Clarendon – they have 1/2 off pizza on Monday nights. Sweet! We both got side salads and then shared two big pizzas, taking home a bunch of leftovers. One pizza was chicken pesto on a normal crust, and the other (unpictured) was a veggie-filled pizza with Italian ham on a chickpea (gluten free) crust, just to mix it up. Delish!
Today has flown by – between my track workout, a couple early morning AnneTheRD clients, client follow ups, and catching up on emails, time got away from me! I took a nice break for lunch, though – I had leftovers from our taco feast the other night.
I made it into a big taco salad, layering the leftover ground turkey, black beans, onions, and peppers over some baby kale. I topped it with a shredded corn tortilla and then heated it up before putting a big ole dollop of guac on top. Plus some chili garlic hot sauce!
On the side, I had some veggie and fruit power! I ended up getting full and saving the strawberries for later, but ate the string beans and carrot.
And now, I’m going to enjoy a quick walking break before getting back to work – it’s GORGEOUS out today! Three cheers for spring!
Have a good one, guys!
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