Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Playing catch up

I hate to be one of those bloggers that says, "Oh, sorry I haven't posted in a long time..."  But, sorry I haven't posted in a long time.

I have still been running, still been keeping paleo, and am feeling pretty great!  Here are some quick stats from recent runs.  It seems I've been doing some pretty shoddy record keeping, but here's what I have:

3.5 mi run
Time: 55:57
Avg HR: 141
Max HR: 168

3x3 press and deadlift

3.5 mi run
Time: 45:10
Avg HR: 142
Max HR: 168

5.1 mi run
Time: 1:04:05
Avg HR: 137
Max HR: 164

3x3 bench press and squat
assitance work (squats and pushups)
clean and jerk skill work

5 rounds of
50 jump rope
25 kb swings 25#
5 60# c&j
3 pullups

4 mi run, no other stats

5,3,1 press and deadlift

4 mi run, no other stats

6 mi run plus 1 mile with husband later
Time: 76:03
Forgot hrm at home

5,3,1 bench and squat
50 sq, 30 plu
5 c&j 55#
40 situps, 40 back extensions

no workout recorded... can't remember if I rested or not!

4 mi run
Time: 53:09
Avg HR: 141
Max HR: 180

3x5 push press (55,60,65) and deadlift (105, 115, 125)
3 rounds of
30 lunges, 10 pullups
c&j - 55#, 60#, 65#

am 4 mile run
ran fasted, lost stats in my hrm but the run went really well

on vacation!
6 mi run
Time: 1:20:56
Avg HR:  146
Max HR: 172

took rest day

on vacation still!
ran/walked 3 miles, every 1/4 mile did 20 squats, 20 psu for total of 160 each exercise.  This was a good workout

4.5 mi run outside, felt great

Strength training wise, I've been keeping with Wendler's 5/3/1 program up until this last week where I decided to switch to mostly bodyweight exercises.  I was getting a little bored with the program, but the main reason I switched it up was because we were out of town this last weekend.  I am not sure if I want to go back to 5/3/1 at this point or if I want to work on some other stuff at this point, but I better figure it out soon since I have a strength workout scheduled tomorrow.

Twice in the last week or so I've experimented with some different pre-run fueling.  I did one fasted morning run, which actually went really well surprisingly, and two runs after eating a small dark chocolate bar.  I figured, the dark chocolate (Dagoba 87% is what I've used because the small bar is the perfect size) is high in fat and has a little bit of carbs.  Since I'm primarily trying to run using fat as fuel I though this might work out well.  It's also nice that dark chocolate has a little bit of caffeine.  I may experiment with this some more.

On our vacation I had the privilege to be in charge of most of the meals for myself, my husband, and my father in law.  I was also able to share some information with my father-in-law about the paleo diet, and it was awesome to actually have someone willing to listen, and maybe even a little bit interested!  The other thing that happened was that I ended up losing a couple pounds on vacation, weighing in this morning at 154.4, which is the lowest I've been in over a month.  Overall, I think we all ended up coming home feeling pretty good instead of run-down from eating a bunch of crappy food.  Well, my husband had a little too much sugar, but I think he knew what he was getting himself into.

My training schedule really starts ramping up now until race day, adding an additional mile every week.  Depending on how I feel, I may back off a little one of those weeks.  With the exception of some hip pain during our vacation I'm feeling strong and injury free.  I think the hip pain was due to sitting a lot during travel... Monday we spent 9 hours in the car!  Hopefully it will stay away from now on.

For those interested, I photo blogged just about every morsel I ate while we were gone, it's all over at my food blog.  I did succumb to a piece and a half of salt water taffy while we were gone.  It was good, but I know I feel better without it and I have to say I enjoyed the smoked salmon a lot more!

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