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, 10-04-2012 - 11:32am
Yes do take the dog if you're doing a trail run - I'd be a little spooked too! I'm jealous that you have access to fresh meat - of course we're in the province where there is a huge beef recall due to contamination from one of our plants right now, so definitely suspicious of store bought meat at the moment.

Great job on the run!! That is awesome!

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Thu, 10-04-2012 - 8:39am

Oct Miles: 8

Week 3:

Workouts:
Easy 3 or XT - Tuesday October Challenge Week 1
Long Intervals - Monday
Easy 3 or XT
Long Tempo - Wed   http://connect.garmin.com/player/229841577
Rest or XT
Long 8

Scored another sub 10min mile run yesterday!  9:41 to be exact!  I tried maintaining a reasonable speed during warmup/cool-down and recovery.  I was going for 9 min miles for the Tempo part and I managed to go under that the first temp mile but just over that the second.  Yesterday's workouts was hard...I'm not sure if it's because of lack of sleep, a strange breakfast, or because I was sore from Miranda's challenge workout from the day before.

It snowed!  Woot woot!  Of course it didn't stick but it still snowed and I got to run in the snow yesterday!  Finally a day of running where I'm not dying of heat exhaustion!

My breakfast was all messed up - One of the departments decided to have a meeting in the break room - must not have reserved a meeting room!  This is the second Wed in a row that they have done this...I'm finding it very irritating - I'm trying to be nice by not interrupting them but if they make this a habit I might just do it - and I'll be sure to pack smelly foods that day.  Maybe some hard boiled eggs, broccoli, and burnt popcorn....ha!

Calories:1500 
Breakfast: Coffee, Tea, cheese
Snack: Banana
Lunch: Venison burger patty, carrots, green pepper
Snack: Plain greek yogurt with frozen strawberries
Dinner: 3 fried eggs, venison bacon, red grapes, 2 peanut butter bite

Water: 42oz

Not much going for me this weekend - yea!  My sis is watching Caden overnight tomorrow and he's very excited to get to spend some time with his cousins.  I'm not sure what to do with a quite night but I think I'll use the time that she has him to get my long run in and maybe make it a trail run.  I haven't done a trail run without my friend though and it makes me a bit nervous to do it alone...will definitely have to take the dog!

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Thu, 10-04-2012 - 8:26am
ladybookworm wrote:
Wow Carrie this new workout plan is intense. I love the variety though and it makes me ponder how I could adjust my own workout routine. I too find the stats really interesting.

It certainly is LBW!  I'm basically doubling my workouts now to follow this plan and I'm finding that I can fit them in - I just have to be very organized in doing so!

The numbers are really fascinating and very motivating!  I feel like it's "upped my game" to be able to see the results and try to beat my last time.

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Thu, 10-04-2012 - 8:23am
iv_miranda_d wrote:
How do you like the venison burger? Is that something you guys make at home or buy?

It's something we make at home.  Dh is a hunter so we have a freezer full of venison and elk meat and that is what I use in place of beef.  We process it ourselves and don't add any fat to the meat so it's really lean - I'd like to think it's pretty good for us! :smileyhappy:

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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 1:28pm
Wow Carrie this new workout plan is intense. I love the variety though and it makes me ponder how I could adjust my own workout routine. I too find the stats really interesting.
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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 11:01am
Carrie that looks like a great day! How do you like the venison burger? Is that something you guys make at home or buy?

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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 9:14am

Oct Miles: 4

Week 3:

Workouts:
Easy 3 or XT - Tuesday  October Challenge Week 1
Long Intervals - Monday
Easy 3 or XT
Long Tempo
Rest or XT
Long 8

I'm counting Miranda's Week 1 October Challenge as cross training...lol!  Anything that leaves me sweating when I'm done counts!

Calories:1625
Breafast:  Coffee, Tea, plain greek yogurt, frozen strawberries
Snack:  Banana
Lunch:  Venison burger patty, 2 servings sweet potato fries
Snack: Grapes
Dinner:  Apple, Rice a roni angel hair pasta with peas, 1 peanut butter bite

Water:  56oz

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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 9:10am

Miranda - I'm really loving all the data I get from my Garmin!  It seems to be a huge motivator for me to when I'm in the moment hurting and can see why.

I've managed to ration the peanut butter cookies but I'm not gonna lie - it's been tough!  I've told myself I could only have 1 a day...lol.  At least with them in the fridge they aren't so much in my face calling my name!

I'll have to check out that website for new recipes!  Unfortunately I spend a lot of time browsing recipe sites getting hungry yet not making anything new...lol!

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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 11:38am
Great job on the run!!! I love checking out your garmin stats! Plus if I go to the satellite view it's like we're visiting! LOL And thanks for the peanut butter recipe - I'm a big peanut butter fan, so once I actually get all my gut issues under control that might be something I try! I do love Pinterest! I found another awesome recipe website called www.gojee.com that I've gotten some good ideas off of too!

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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 9:18am

 

Oct Miles:  4

Week 3:

Workouts:
Easy 3 or XT
Long Intervals - Monday
Easy 3 or XT
Long Tempo
Rest or XT
Long 8

I did it girls - I finally ended my workout with an overall speed of less than 10 minute miles!  Woo hoo!  I managed an overall speed of 9:51 and did 4 miles total.  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/229205339  I didn't have enough time to do a full warm-up or cool down though so I'm sure that was a big part of getting me there.  I did a 0.5miles warmup and cool down instead of 1-2 miles as written in the plan.  I just had to shorten it so I could fit it in on my lunch break.  The interval runs actually made me feel queasy so I know I was pushing my limits for speed on them - I'm hoping that feeling goes away as my body adjusts to the quicker cadence.

My food was actually pretty good (though I prefer to keep my calories up nearer to 1500-1600) and I managed to only eat 1 of those peanut butter bites!

Calories:  1332
Breakfast:  Coffee, plain greek yogurt, frozen strawberries
Lunch:  Black Bean Burger, pear, banana oat muffin
Snack:  Banana
Snack while preparing dinner:  baby carrots
Dinner:  1/2 venison burger on whole wheat bun, mayo/ketchup, sweet potato fries, spring mix, lite rasp dressing, 1 peanut butter bite

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