Carrie's Turkey Day Race Journal

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Carrie's Turkey Day Race Journal
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Wed, 09-12-2012 - 4:37pm

So I've decided to keep a journal outlining my 10 week training for the Huffing for Stuffing Thanksgiving day race instead of a monthly journal.

I'm going to use this week to get ready to start my training next week - so figuring out my GPS watch, heart rate monitor, setting goals, looking/understand the workouts, etc.. and then next week I'll start Week 1 of the "Own It - 10K plan" from "train like a mother".

Planning Week

weight:  132.5 (probably a drop from the big run the day before - my goal is to keep it in the 132's till next Monday)
Goals:  track food 4 days, prepare to start plan next week

Monday:
Calories:  1561
Water:  good
Exercise:  4 mile run   I read somewhere that you should run a slow "recovery run" the day after a race to help your muscles loose the lactic acid that causes them to be stiff and sore.  That's a big lie - I ran at lunch and by the afternoon I could barely get out of my work chair!  I have to admit that it did feel uplifting to do it though!

Tuesday:
Calories:  awfull!  I was doing o.k. till I got home and had to make caramel corn for Caden to bring to daycare for his birthday treat.  I ate a lot of it in the process of making it... it doens't have a single redeming quality to the recipe either!  Oye!
Water:  good
Exercise:  none

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Thu, 10-11-2012 - 12:24pm
Hey Carrie, I'd be spooked on a lonely chilly trail run too! As for your popcorn trick I found you didn't even really need the oil - the plain kernels in paperbag works just fine! And definitely pick out a few different workouts to spice things up - especially when you've got your running as your major exercise just pick and choose a few different workouts that you enjoy for your cross training.

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Thu, 10-11-2012 - 6:46pm

Oct Miles: 24

Week 4:

Workouts:
Easy 3 or XT  - Tuesday 30 Day Shred Level 1
Intervals- Wed  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/232273096
Easy 3 or XT
Easy 4 - Monday http://connect.garmin.com/activity/231507967
Rest or XT
Long 6 with strong finish

My interval run was awful!  Felt like I was trying to run with 20lb weights strapped to each leg.  It was all I could do to just do an "average" run!  I'm not sure what my issue was - sore legs from the Shred workout the day before, warmer weather, just not my day?  I'm not sure....   I actually wore my heart rate monitor on that one and I'm even more confused by the fact that if you compare my heart rate and calories burned between my two runs this week then yes - the Wed run was more "aggressive" yet my Mon run felt better and I had a faster time overall.  I'm just stumped by it all.

Regardless - it's now a proven fact that I have "off" days and it doesn't only happen on race day!

Tuesday Food:   "F"  so darn snacky! 
Wed Food:  "B" 

I made these cauliflower crisps for dinner:  http://www.delightedmomma.com/2012/01/baked-cauliflower-poppers.html  Caden licked one, gaged, and then spit on his plate.  He's such a great eater that I was suprised by his reaction!  I only made 1/2 a batch (1 head of cauliflower) and I loved them so much that I ate all of it!  I'm sure it was a salt heavy day!

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Thu, 10-11-2012 - 6:49pm
I found a couple DVD's that I'd like to get but havnen't purchased them yet. They have shorter workouts (15-20min) which I like right now because like you said - my running is my focus but a bit of cross training is good to.

Anyone ever tried the Jackie Warner DVD's? I'm assuming they are similiar or equal to any of the biggest looser DVD's...
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Fri, 10-12-2012 - 11:37am
And if you want to be more eco friendly you can get a very inexpensive air popper at Target or similar stores. You don't need oil in that either. I bought one over the summer and have no idea how I lived without it.
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Registered: 09-02-2003
Fri, 10-12-2012 - 5:20pm
Hey Carrie, I do like roasted cauliflower, but it's on my list of can't haves right now. :-( As for the run, some days you just maybe don't feel it.

I used to watch Jackie Warner on TV (she had some reality show) but have never done any of her workouts.

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