Had the pleasure of a little email smack talk today with a friend who is racing Ironman Lake Placid. THIS banter always motivates me to train. Got to bed late last night, so slept in until 6:30 a.m. Have one of my last two long runs scheduled today at 1:30.  It’s a hot date!!! Just me, my Ipod and the treadmill. Also present will be two sweat bands, a couple of water bottles, a towel (remember “Towelly” from South Park anyone?) and a bar. I have some sort of weird aversion to energy gels outside of racing (but those would make the most sense).

6:45 a.m.

  • Mug o’ Joe with Soy milk and Stevia

7:30 a.m.

Green Smoothie–24 oz (made 32 oz and gave a cup to Tempo)

  • 3 Cups Spinach
  • 1 Small ripe Nectarine
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Apple
  • 2 Tbsp Vitamineral Green Powder

9:00 a.m.

  • 1/2 oz Almond Cheese (grazing and contemplating next meal

2 Cups Green Tea with Soymilk and Stevia

10:00 a.m.

  • Egg and Vegetable Scramble–totally hit the spot. Will need to eat somthing key at about noon to prepare for long run
  • 1 Organic Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Egg Whites (from Cage Free Chix)
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1/2 med Cooked Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 Tomato
  • Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper

Long Runs are funny.  They kind of feel like a JOB. The kind of job that you basically like, but you dread going back to on Monday morning.  But once you get into the first few minutes of it, it’s actually quite fun!  This will be my longest run in over 2 years.  The biggest test for me will be mental, not physical.  Part of that due to the length, and part of it due to it taking place on a treadmill. I wonder how my “We are the World” game (see blog from Day 25) will translate on the treadmill.  It’s workouts like these where I really miss the camradorie of fellow runners (in my case, friends).  Jess, Bob, Jim, Coco, Jared, Marc, Sean, Angie, Chris, Jared, KP-VT (would love to include KP-ME, but we’ve actually never run together..), Kirby and Bernie I miss you all!!!

Run on Treadmill-

Well, this turned into an 1:20 minute run (due to sore legs) and a 1/2 hour bike.  Had to get ready for work, still felt okay with workout even though it wasn’t a “long run” by definition.

5:30 p.m. Decided to stop at Starbucks for an Iced Coffee with 2 pumps Chocolate Syrup and Soy milk. I’ve become a sporadic coffee drinker, but I had a coupon and felt like using it.  Note: 2 pumps chocolate is WAY to sweet for me.  I am trying to keep my body in an alkaline state, and sugar and coffee are about the worst things for that

Taste of Food

6:45 p.m.

Tried a little bit of Halibut and Vegetables at work during a food tasting

Salad 10:30 p.m.

  • Quinoa
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Chia Seeds
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • Hemp Oil

Regroup tomorrow and see how I feel!  Have a  great night!

Bed 2:00 a.m. (not really conducive to Ironman Training…)