Today was about as simple as it gets; I ran. Not far, not fast, but I ran. Ordinarily, I would have run yesterday, but I was feeling other stuff, so I flipped the days. Today's plan was simple, and there were only two rules; nasal breathing for 90+% of the time, and start steady, speed up each km. I'm pleased to say I achieved both.
Why nasal breathing? Well, this is a deep subject I can talk about for a long time. For a bit more of a dive into the subject, including the gears I use and where I got them from, you can check out my podcast with Max Hernandez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgOLqWO-ts4&list=PLa3CEv0rl_w0_t0-Nc6NHbUz9x1bWrFYB&index=8
If you want something a little quicker, try my previous blog https://www.tomhunttraining.com/post/breathing
The main reason for the controlled breathing today was to control intensity. I've hit the last few days pretty hard, and today was along the lines of movement is medicine. It was a nice way to shake the legs out, and give the dog a run out too!
My splits for each km were 5:12, 5:07, 4:37, 4:34, 4:29. That last km was probably somewhere around my current 10-12km pace, or slightly slower than it. That's an educated guess though, as I haven't pushed over 10km in a very long time.
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Lunch was early! Why? Because I was bloody starving! No real idea why, but I ate at around 11:30am. I had mince cooked in tinned tomatoes, flavoured with chilli and garlic and topped with grated cheddar.
At around 5pm I had a snack from the supermarket; a salmon sushi pack and some mini chicken skewers with a chilli dip.
For my evening meal, I had a lamb chop, some halloumi, sauteed potatoes, mushrooms fried in garlic and some mini-chipolatas - purely because they were reduced to almost nothing when I shopped! I ate this at around 8:30pm. I followed it up with mixed berries and honey with natural yoghurt.
Today was a pretty good food day, although I did leave the bag full of fruit to take to work, at home. Not to worry, I'm working from home all day tomorrow, so that means I can eat what I left today!