Back to my run. Ten miles, first time since the Tower of Terror 10-miler last October. I mainly just watched my HR and tried to keep it below 85% of max (or ~163 bpm or less), with a periodic check on time elapsed and distance. I also ran without music today too, first time in a long time. Figured I might as well get used to that since most races won't let you listen to music anyway. It was different but it felt good and I think I'm really going to like focusing mainly on HR as I train going forward. It would be nice to still use the Nike watch too, since I like the way it outputs the data, but I haven't quite figured out how I'll work the two watches. I paced less than 11 min/mi overall for the 10 miles, which really isn't bad for me. Also, my 10 mile time was only 3.5 min behind my 10 mile split in the TOT 10-miler. That makes me happy and excited for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon two months from now. My knees were a little sore towards the end, and I didn't get to ice them after because I had to rush to work, but I'll have to be sure to do that and/or plan to do that from now on, just as a precaution. I used Advil today though. No GI issues on or after the run. Also used Chris' water belt so I could hydrate along the way and I feel like that worked well. I'm interested in trying out my fuel belt purchases when they get here. My body is much less sore than after the 9 miles last weekend and overall I just feel better (both during and after).
|Garmin Connect data from my 10 mile run today.|
I'm craving a big sushi dinner. I also really want CiCi's pizza buffet right now.
I looked up a couple of nutritionists, but will get some info from a few friends before I decide where/who I want to go see. Looks like my insurance should cover some visits, which is definitely a bonus!
Rest day! I think I'm going to like having a rest day every week. I slept in until around 8:30 am when Lexi (my dog) woke me up. I went to Inside Out Sports in Raleigh to see Tim and learn how to change a bike tire. It seems pretty easy, just a matter of practicing once in awhile so I don't forget. Also, got a tire changing kit for my bike. I picked a good day to rest since it has been and will be raining all day and night. I will try to get in a run tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will be nicer then. I'll also be off work, which will be nice. Knees are a little sore today, just below my kneecap.