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Carb Redux - Day 4 (cont'd) & Today's Run

Saturday, March 12, 2011

So, after eating a yummy low-carb dinner of grilled curry chicken with a side-salad (lettuce and balsamic vinegar) I totally splurged at the party I went to. My cupcake cones were a hit (and nobody knew they were low-carb!) but eating two of them, plus a bunch of crackers, plus chips and bean dip, plus two Cheetos... my night wasn't low-carb at all! 200g of carbs later, I was feeling a bit bloated. Whoops!

Regardless, I got up this morning and had some almond butter before going to my 9 mile run. It ended up being 8.92 miles but we hit the monstrous hill that will be on the race day route for the first time in over a month, so I was definitely tired and okay with ending .08 miles short of 9. Haha.

Anyway, let's compare *similar* routes...

12 Feb - runkeeper.com/use
r/Jecka/activity/25758162

Distance = 9.53 mi
Duration = 1:39:51
Avg Pace = 10:29

12 Mar - runkeeper.com/use
r/Jecka/activity/28259253

Distance = 8.93 mi (.6 mi shorter)
Duration = 1:25:14 (~14.5 min less)
Avg Pace = 9:33 (56 sec/mi faster)

I'm pretty happy because this hill is KILLER! It falls around mile 7 on the race route, and so far being at around the 3.5 mi mark on our training route, I'm able to do it okay... I'm worried about how I'll be when I've run twice as long before hitting it!

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Unfortunately one of my running buddies had some kind of injury while doing the route today. Not sure of the details just yet, but I hope he's okay! As I was leaving he was walking back with one of the coaches. Yikes.

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Today's plans are to clean up the kitchen after the crazy baking I did yesterday after work, then it's off to a VIP party my friend is having at a local bar. emoticon

Have a great weekend, everyone!
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  • no profile photo CD3661913
    Sounds fun! I'm headed out for my first outdoor run in forever (as soon as my ipod charges)!
    3637 days ago
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