Breakfast with a Side of Speedwork
Yesterday was actually a very good day for me. I hope it was the same for you guys as well. I got to do what I wanted to do before heading off to rehearsal and the weather was in my favor up until last night, that’s when the temperature dropped and I was freezing. But I guess this is prefect time to start running and training for the NYC half huh?
Since we all know that breakfast is one of the important meals of the day, it’s something I usually find myself struggling to make and that’s only because I want to make the right decision. Making sure I’m eating something healthy and filling that can last me for a couple of hours in the work day and I’ve done that!
A Strawberry oat peanut butter smoothie. It’s so delicious that it’s just so delicious. Yupp, I said it.
½ cup steel cut oats
½ cup of milk (I use almond milk or 2% when I don't have almond)
2 tblsp of peanut butter
1 tblsp of blue agave
This is the best thing I’ve ever made and it makes me not want to cook breakfast anymore. I mean clearly I’m going to have mornings when I want to have the usual egg and bacon sandwich but this smoothie is “life” right now.
Other than my delicious smoothie I also did my first session of speed work, or at least when I considered to be speed work and let me tell you, it was hard.
I usually average about a 12:30 pace on a good day when running more than one mile and I can complete a mile in 10:30 again, on a good day but keeping that pace is where I struggle.
Yesterday afternoon I decided to go a run as fast as I could but taking short walk breaks in between. I was so out of breath but it felt good to push my body to that level.
A 9:14 mile I did yesterday. The fastest I’ve ever ran. So now the plan is to get this to be my overall average time when I’m running in races. I mean it’s going to take some work, but who isn’t ready to put in work for something they want to do right?
23 days until the Turkey Trot five-mile race in Brooklyn. Hoping to run this in under an hour, but that all comes with training.