Happy Friday everyone! Sitting here watching the snow and wind blow and carbing up for my 14 miler tomorrow which I'm pretty sure is going to be happening on the treadmill. :( After getting frostbite and hypothermia about this time last year, I'm not exactly gunnning to take on the negative windchills, blowing snow, and unclear paths for 14 miles tomorrow morning.
After getting home from work I prepped my pasta dinner to carb up for tomorrow and got day 6 of my plank streak in (3:31, getting closer to my high school record of 4:30).
While I rarely eat red meat, because I have somewhat of an intolerance to it, I have noticed dramatic improvement in my endurance and overall performance when I eat red meat the night before a long run because of the extra iron. I season the red meat with garlic and pepper. I use gluten free spaghetti and my sauce is plain tomato sauce with a little salt, pepper, garlic, basil, and oregano. The toast is Udi's gluten free whole grain. And of course my hydration of choice is Nuun. Tonight's flavor is lemon lime!
On the race planning front, I registered for another race this week to use as part of my marathon training and long run speed test. The race is the Green Jewel 50k which takes place in Lakewood, Ohio on March 5th. I will be doing the relay with a friend/run club member. The relay is split into two legs. The first is a 15 mile run, which is the one my friend will be running. The second is a 16 mile run, which is the one that I will be doing because it perfectly lines up with the 16 miler I have that day. This should be an interesting race because it's run in the place where I do all of my training, so I am very familiar with the course and elevation. It should definitely be a fun race. I love racing odd distances because they require different strategies and I love running races as part of marathon training because it's a good test of where you are at in your training. This one will be especially interesting because of the fact that when I am running my leg, there will be people running the 50k solo who are tackling the second half of a very long race alongside me.