Sunday, July 20, 2008

Running to Brunch

Do you ever get the question "Do you run to eat or do you eat to run?" ? For me it's normally the latter as I watch what I eat in relation to what is in store for me in the training plan. You know, fuel up the day before a long tough run and remember to get some fast carbs immediately after any hard run when the muscles will suck them up more readily. However, today it was a different story with a planned Super Sunday Brunch at the Algonquin Hotel here in town.

It all started with a rushed long run and a minimum of time allotted to get it in. As a result I ended up pushing the pace and burning up more than the usual number of calories (over 2200 according to Garmin) and a good thing too!
1st course of a custom seafood omelete and fruit.
Followed by mussels and some verggies,,,
And of course, dessert!

July 19 - Sat
Training: 5 miles easy but felt good going slow(8:50 pace) 7/10
Health: legs sore including quads 7/10
Stretching: iced and stretched!

July 20 - Sunday
Training: 16.2 miles hard (7:52 pace) 8/10
Health: legs a bit sore at end 7/10
Stretching: iced like crazy after brunch from the safety of the couch

Last week was a good effort with a total of 63 miles and several good workouts included. Now only 12 weeks and counting. Have a great week!

11 comments:

Keith power said...

Great run, excellent brunch I'm glad GGEE , that big Lobster wasn't part of it? Keep up the the great training, just enjoy those rest days???

Keith power said...

Great run, excellent brunch I'm glad GGEE , that big Lobster wasn't part of it? Keep up the the great training, just enjoy those rest days???

Jamie said...

Wow, that food looks great! Did you garner any strange looks from other patrons as you were taking pictures of your food? :-)

Love2Run said...

The lobster was safe today and I did get a few looks but no matter as they made for some good compositions and my story.

Grellan said...

Great weeks work and great food - have to go to lunch now! you got me all hungry.

J. Garry Power said...

Is that a sausage nestled in amongst those mussels or a sea cucumber?
Great week of training!

Thomas said...

Great. A minute ago I was completely content, now I'm starving, and craving one of those chocolate cakes.

Marc said...

Looks wonderful! I too would have pushed the pace if I knew that was waiting for me at the other end.

Great food and a great run: a winning combination.

robtherunner said...

Well done on the workout before brunch. Looks good!

I know my varying paces would drive most people crazy, but I enjoy the variety. I also try to keep it slow when I am making huge jumps in mileage like I am currently doing. It helps keep me injury free. I had fun on the fast relay legs though.

Faithful Soles said...

That food looks fabulous. Did you get any recipes? Great job on the training as well.

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