Since I didn't get a chance to update on Saturday, here's a quickie update:
I did my whopping 3 mile pace run. It went well. There was a 50K going on at the same time and place I was running. That was neat to see. Those people have balls of steel. Maybe one day I'll get there.
Anyway, I ran 3.07 miles in 26:35. Average pace was 8:39. Yeah, a little fast. But hell, it was only 3 miles.
I also did the WOW on Saturday. I'll honestly be sad to see this one go. I liked it. My little girl even joined in with me and she did great! We also did a reverse plank. She's so cute how she tries to do these!
I got in all my water, but I believe I failed on 7+ freggie servings. I mean, I think I could say "well, I ate a lot of Italian food and there was tons of sauce, etc", but I don't want to be iffy about it. I'll take the loss. Honestly, we just had a busy day. After my run and some errands, we got ready for Palm Sunday vigil Mass. The kids were absolutely terrible during Mass and I was very tired and stressed afterwards, so we just ordered some Spaghetti Warehouse takeout.
Drinking 64+ oz of water: 1
Eating 7+ servings of freggies: 0
Doing the WOW: 1
Doing 38 minutes of exercise: 3.5
Total points for today: 5.5
Total points for week 3 of the SBBC: 42.5
Total points for the SBBC: 162.5
Long run Sunday... I was up for 10 miles, which is a decrease from the past several weeks. Taper time. Since my race is this coming Saturday (March 30th), I didn't want to go too much over that even though I truly wanted to.
I felt great the whole first 3/4 of the run. I had heaps of energy. Even though the weather was crappy, I felt good. I took my gel at the "scheduled" time even though I didn't feel like a bonk was anywhere near on the horizon. Then, as usual, I looked down at my watch to see 7.57 miles when I started feeling a little tired (probably, now looking at my splits, because I ran this mile way too fast). Instead of letting this beat me, I just cranked it up. I'm tired of feeling like this at this point when I can't explain it. Then like magic, I felt great again. So weird. Anyway, I felt so damn good approaching the end of this run that I decided to turn up the last mile to see what I could do. I didn't go all out, mind you, but I did run harder than one should during a long run. I felt good. Afterward, my left leg felt a little tight, but nothing major.
My splits were all over the place, but whatever. I was honestly running this more on how I felt than the numbers on my watch.
Mile 1 - 10:10
Mile 2 - 9:40
Mile 3 - 9:48
Mile 4 - 9:25 <-- oops, a little fast this early on.
Mile 5 - 9:27
Mile 6 - 9:32
Mile 7 - 9:14 <--ahem.
Mile 8 - 9:23
Mile 9 - 9:28
Mile 10 - 9:08
Overall I ran 10.06 miles in 1:35:52. Average pace: 9:32.
This week I ran a total of 27.31 miles in 4:10:31. Average pace 9:10. Yes, a decrease from last week, but this was intended!
I drank a ton of water and I did get in all my freggies. I ate more than 1 banana, red grapes, grapefruit, mashed potatoes, radishes, spring lettuces, peppers - green, yellow, orange, and red, grape tomatoes, and more in a huge salad.
I did not do the WOW. I did a forearm plank pre-run, though!