On the weekends, I usually have two longer workouts to do, so what I eat throughout the weekend matters for how I run. This weekend is a really great example: I ran 5 miles today and I’m running 7 tomorrow, so I have to make sure I’m eating the right foods so I can run well.
I like to allow myself 1.5-2 hours to digest after breakfast, so I was up at 8 this morning so I could be done eating by 8:30 and out running between 10 and 10:30.
My running breakfasts are usually between 300-400 calories depending on how long I am running. I try to avoid protein because it doesn’t digest fast enough to run on. I make my breakfasts based on these components:
And some sort of fruit:
And of course coffee:
This run went pretty well. I ran on campus and headed over to the MKT trail, which I had never run on longer than about a half of a mile. It was nice to explore it a bit more. There is a water fountain at the trail head and about a mile down from where I started (which is another trail entry point) so that was really nice since I didn’t take any water with me today.
I was lagging towards the end of my run. I had a side-stitch that wouldn’t go away and was thirsty and tired. I’ll try to drink more water tonight and tomorrow morning before I head out so I’m not so fatigued.
After my run, I stretched and showered and headed over to Allen’s for lunch:
This smoothie was strawberries, peaches, vanilla soy milk and plain yogurt. It tasted like a strawberry milkshake!
This afternoon I got some flashcards done for poli sci and did some work on my religious studies paper. I also took a nap and watched Adam Wainwright pitch an incredible game. It was a great afternoon!
We ended up going to the store to get eggs so I could make my favorite pre-long run dinner: fried rice!
Tonight I am studying with some classmates for poli sci. Then I am getting some good sleep and getting up to run tomorrow morning!