1/30 Workout: Ran C25K W7D1 on treadmill 3.28 miles / 38:00 1. incline; WH Mag Kettlebell workout 20:00
Today’s run started off so well… and ended not too great. I had to stop for about 10 seconds 15 minutes in to my first 20-minute run, then another 20 second break halfway in to my last 4-minute run. All in all, I wouldn’t say it was a bad run, but it wasn’t a good run either. I ran a little slower than I have been the last couple runs, averaging a 10:10 mile run pace today, so I guess I shouldn’t complain. I was running a 14:00+ mile pace not too long ago. And I did it instead of giving up.
I knew right away why my run didn’t go as I had hoped:
Not. Enough. Food.
Even though it seemed like a lot of food at the time, the food I ate in the first 2/3 of the day really wasn’t high enough in calories, protein, or other nutrients to help fuel my run.
Today I ate:
- Bagel thin with a little bit of peanut butter
- 2 salted rice cakes with a little bit of peanut butter
- Fun size Twix bar
- Banana and apple
- Activia Light [Peach]
- Medium sized salad for lunch (w/ yellow pepper, carrots, goat cheese, and two small slices of deli meat)
By the time I left for the day, I still had ~12 Weight Watcher Points Plus left for the day. For me, that’s a lot to end the work day with because I only get 29 PPs for the day. Usually on days that I run, I only have about 5 – 6 PPs left and then I earn 4 – 5 Activity Points, which puts me right where I should be point-wise for dinner.
[For those who don't know how Weight Watchers works, every food you eat or drink is given a certain "point value" and based on your weight, you're allotted a number of Daily Points that you can eat a day. The only zero-point foods are certain fruits and veggies.]
So what did I learn for next time? Eat food with more sustenance.
Unless I want to have another sub-par run. And I don’t.