My 3.1 mile treadmill run on Friday wasn’t too bad, but my legs still felt pretty heavy from my long run on Wednesday night.
Tuna and I cooked a supposedly plain but surprisingly yummy dinner by adding a
shit ton of Old Bay to all items on the plate (minus the spinach.)
It was pretty darn good!
Potatoes are probably my favorite food of all! These are way better for you than french fries, but still give you that potato fix, and are super easy to make.
CNG’s Quartered Red Potatoes:
Small red potatoes
Garlic or Garlic Powder
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut in the potatoes into quartered pieces.
Put the potatoes on the baking sheet and sprinkle (or heavily shake, bahaha) all of the spices onto the potatoes.
Cook for approx 35 minutes in the oven – this time depends on how hot your oven gets! You may want to double check them around 25 minutes, just in case.
You will know when the potatoes are done when they start browning on the tops and are more squishy than they are hard (I’m convinced my best asset is my cooking terminology.)
Add some ketchup and enjoy!
On another note, I’m still a hot sweaty mess. I had another episode of night sweats last night, which was even worse than the first one. I woke up at 2:30am, and couldn’t fall back asleep for awhile, so I changed and read some Hungry Runner Girl.
My washing machine is really getting some action lately.
I made the mistake of Web MD-ing night sweats and it gave me these options:
I had mono in college (didn’t we all) so it obviously must be tuberculosis. Maybe I can make my tuberculosis death lovely and romantic like Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge.
Numerous running revelations occurred this morning.
I found some great articles with beginner race tips when browsing Runner’s World online.
Mistake: Too much food
RW columnist Jeff Galloway says many first-timers eat too much before a race, particularly the night before. Carmichael agrees. “You don’t need to carbo-load for a 5-K,” he says. Most people have enough stored energy in their bodies to run a 5-K without taking in any additional calories (http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-520–11941-0,00.html).
Mannnn, carbo loading is superfluous? There goes my excuse to have an entire pizza pie on Friday night. Sadface.
Revelations also came via g-chat (of course) from my marathon running, Tough Mudder finishing pal Vicki.
Victoria: i did most of my tough mudder training last year without music, because i didn’t have an ipod
Sheeeeeet. I forgot that I won’t be able to use my iPod for the flippin’ race I’m training for.
Victoria: oh btw, my trainer said if you run on a treadmill you should always have at least 1% incline apparently it better simulates a flat road, otherwise it’s more like you’re running on a very slight downhill
Crrraaaaap. So I have been training solely downhill. From now on, I promise to always run at 1% incline. P.S. Thank you for the legitimate personal trainer insight fo free. We must continue this arrangement. 🙂
Say no more. I shall obey and run outside on Wednesday.
Therefore, my Runner’s World/Insightful Friend via her Personal Trainer race week plan will be:
Saturday: My First Race: DC Purple Stride 5K
Wish me luck!
Was your first race experience awkward or amazing?
What do you do for race weeks? If you do a race with short mileage, do you taper?