Thursday, July 30, 2009

sweet silver bells

with a "vacation" from my bff threshold this week, i hit the track wednesday for my mid-week quality workout. the motivation has been dragging a bit this week. i think it could be partly to blame on my very, very terrible caloric intake. i haven't been tracking my calories precisely, but i've been netting about half of my required amount every day once i subtract out cals burned (estimated). sigh. it's tough to eat when you're allergic to everything and work on a construction site in the middle of nowhere so there's no (healthy) food around.

anyway, back to the quality workout. my determination was severely lacking but i forced myself out the door and ran over to the track for 5x1000. ok ok, technically it was supposed to be 8. whatever, i did 5. i had trouble finding the pace on the first repeat, but easily settled in for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. i almost held on in the 5th interval but came in a little over-pace. the "boost" from seeing my successful splits did not last long, so i brought back the old faithful tunes as i flung myself around the track.

yes, on a humid july 29th i was singing carol of the bells in my head as i ran lap after lap around the track. whatever works right?

wednesday (7/29) pm run: 8.1 miles, 1:03:15 (avg pace 7:48), avg hr (156)
5x1000 @ i pace (4:03) w/ 2 min easy (4:10, 4:01, 3:59, 4:01, 4:05)
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  1. I'm having trouble with the calories too. I've tracked for exactly one whole day on The Daily Plate. It's pretty annoying and might actually keep me from eating so that I don't have to look it up in the system. Anyway, my one day is way under my needs.

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  2. It's cool that I can track how many calories I burn during my runs, too bad I don't keep track of my calorie intake..

    5 intervals are still good, great job on that.

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  3. Don't you wish someone could just give you a Star Trek food pill and solve all your calorie needs?

    Nice to hear you got a break from those threshold workouts. I ran 8 miles yesterday too but at a bit slower avg pace but much higher AHR. You are awesome!

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  4. Whatever works is right! Great job out on the track. I can't wait for some low humidity days.

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  5. Carol of the Bells?
    Haha, I completely understand having the whole annoying song mantra buzzing in my brain to keep a rhythm.
    Actually, today for me it was "Gimme More" by Britney Spears..wow, kill me now...
    Good job with runnninng!

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  6. S'okay - Christmas in July, right? And you flung yourself around that track pretty damn fast!

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  7. Nice job on the 5 intervals, speedy!! I really need to commit myself to tracking calories. I'd bet that i don't take in enough when I take off my calories burnt... probably not helping me much. :S Have a great weekend!

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  8. As you saw from my blog, I'm having trouble with the calories too. (I read one of those puppies is about 1200 calories - not in cluding the cheese fries). Great job on the runs. I'm back home where I don;t have to deal with the heat and humidity. How do you do it?

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  9. Ok so that is hilarious that you listen to that! LOL!

    Good work out speedy! Make sure you get those calories. You'll feel much better. I never seem to have a problem with getting enough...hehe

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  10. running on not enough food is really tough! what kind of allergies are you dealing with? try to make sure that you stay on top of this; i know how hard it can be to get enough to eat if you have dietary restrictions and you're in a weird area where there aren't many choices, but i really try to make it a priority.

    awesome workout, as usual :)

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  11. It must be the week for it! Calories and I are not being friends this week! Good run. Keep it up girl :)

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  12. Wow, you are so disciplined, tracking calories and all. I just eat when I am hungry - somehow it ends up working out as I do not gain or lose weight. But, there are times when I get that "lowe energy feeling" and I know I need more calories. It makes good sense to keep track of them, I just don't have the discipline. Awsome repeats. Funny how we run the 1000m at the same pace, but you are overall faster. I keep thinking that FIRST has me work harder on the track compared to the long runs and tempos. Anyhow, awsome job. I bet you are not alergic to chocolate or Gu chomps, so no excuse about not enough calories (just kidding:) Ana-Maria

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  13. Yes! Whatever works! Actually, now I want to hear that song!

    Nice track workout.

    Hope you can figure out the nutrition thing. It's hard enough with plentiful resources and no allergies!

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  14. Not sure I'm ready for Silver Bells weather just yet, but maybe weather around a spooky Halloween story.

    Have a great weekend and EAT!

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  15. Let's hear about those push ups girl. Brian dropped out!

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  16. your getting faster!!
    nice job. keep it up.

    rockon`

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  17. Dang girl, I don't know how you do those workouts on not enough calories! I probably wouldn't even make it to 2 repeats!

    And LOL regarding your choice of tunes! I'm dying over here imagining you running to that!

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  18. its so hard to eat enough calories!! ive been trying really hard and can definitely tell when i dont. can you bring healthy stuff to work with you??

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  19. Hmmmmmm...note to self: Add x-mas music to ipod so I can run fast like Lindsay.

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