Yesterday I did an interval workout with 6X 800s and then 4x 400s with a mile warm up and cooldown. It felt pretty good although by the end I was pretty tired. I never really understand why I struggle so much to pull off the prescribed pace in training but then when I get to a race I can really pull out the stops. I am guessing it has to do with race day adrenaline and the extra motivation of all the other runners. I always train by myself so there really isn't anyone to push me harder.
Mostly I am not going to question it too much whatever I am doing seems to be working all right for me. Anyone else feel like this? I see some people posting about their great tempo runs and am so jealous. I do tempo runs but never as fast as I am supposed to, but then I go race and pull off a time I shouldn't have according to my training. Not like out of this world fast but faster than the pace I have been training for. Most weeks I really don't even do a real tempo run.
There I said it. I confess, most weeks I skip my tempo runs. I go out meaning to do them, but then I never quite manage to maintain the pace so I scale back. I get the pace I am supposed to run from the pace calculators on Runners World. so it isn't like I am aiming too big. Maybe it is all the hills I have to deal with. Maybe it is all mental, but I really hate tempo runs.
Nothing much exciting to post today. I did make some out of this world stuffed mushrooms and zucchini boats this week. I was pretty impressed with myself. I HATE cooking and so does my husband so it just falls to me to cook. I usually keep it pretty basic. Don't worry this will not be turning into a food blog and I would share the recipe but not really sure what I did with it. I found it on Allrecipes.com What an awesome resource. Plug in some ingredients and it spits out some recipe ideas. All kinds of suggestions about ways to make it better. Anyone else love this site?
Funny the mushrooms don't look as good here as they did in real life. They were a little too good really. There were none left.
I just noticed that I passed the 100 post mark. Yay
Do you like cooking or is it just another chore for you like it is for me?