Hard work, hard training, good food and a relaxing evening? That's pretty much my ideal day, and it's how today looked. I'm swamped at work, but enjoying the physically demanding nature of the tasks at hand, and putting into practice what I preach: making time for training regardless! Today I trained at 5pm.
Run 3.5 miles over trails with 9kg weight vest
29:05 5:12/km 8:26/mile
I ran over Cannock Chase at sunset. This in itself is a privilege when the sunset is as it was this evening, but to get the entire place almost to myself, and to be able to take the dog just rounded out the day, and the weekend, nicely. I didn't push too hard - breathing nasally for around 80-85% of the time - but out my foot down over a couple of the rolling sections of trail because, well, I wanted to! The only training objective today was time in the weight vest again in preparation for Mountain Murph.
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I first ate at around 9am (I know, what a lie in!). I had bacon, scrambled eggs and blueberries.
I had lunch around 3:30pm. I had a tub of olives and feta, a pack of roast beef slices, although Locke ate a couple, and a couple of mini sausage rolls heated through. Today I made a conscious choice to select better food to satisfy me on the go. It paid dividends as I felt great when I ran!
I had my evening meal at about 7:15pm. It consisted of a large rump steak, 2 salmon fillets, 2 fried eggs, 2 bacon rashers and a lump of cheddar. If I'm still hungry later, I'll have grapes, yoghurt and honey.
Today was one of my favourite days for a long time, even though my training was incredibly simple, and largely unfocused. Sometimes just moving is enough, and today was one of those days. It also made me optimistic for lighter evenings and warmer weather.