Its a new month!! One step closer to summer...the funny part is that the weather hasn't been feeling like summer here at all! It was barely 60 degrees and cold yesterday and today it isn't much better.
So I am headed to Florida on Saturday and I have been checking the weather down there. It looks like its going to be high 80s or 90s for most of my trip. I guess I will be getting up super early to make sure I get my runs in before it gets hot. Anyone live down there? If I ran at 6 or 7am will I survive?? Will I even be able to get up that early on vacation!!??
Over the weekend (Saturday) I completed my first long run. 6 whole miles! I went slow because my legs were still tired from the 3.5 mile race on Thursday and the 800m repeats at the track Friday (not a good choice 12 hours after a race!). Currently I am living at my parents house and there are a ton of hills! It seems like no matter which way I go I am always running up a hill for the majority of the run!!
I took Sunday off from running and this morning I ran 3.7 miles. Those miles once again were tough. Not sure what happened but I got through them. With about a mile left I finally felt good. Maybe it was because I waited over an hour after I got up to start the run this morning and I didn't have anything to eat before I left!
See the thing is that I am trying something new over here with my eating habits. Its very personalized and I am trying to figure out what works best for me. Basically I am trying to eat more protein and cut back on the carbs. I use TheDailyPlate.com and I have been tracking everything I eat. Previously I was consuming a minimum of 400 grams of carbs a day. Now I am trying to cut way back and see how it affects me and my running. Today is my fourth day on this eating plan and I am still experimenting. After a week I think I will evaluate my progress and the pros and cons of eating less carbs!
That is all I got for today! Congrats to all the SD marathoners out there! You all did fabulous!!