I was supposed to do fartlek yesterday.
Despite the low fat lentil lunch I didn’t make it! I knew my husband was going to be late back so from work (10pm) so I should have gone in the morning but Wednesday is my operating day and I need to be out of the house at 7. It isn’t so much the early start that puts me off (i would have had to run at 5:30) as the focus. All the while I was running I would be stressing a about getting back on time getting showered and presentable and I need a ‘quiet mind’ to operate- especially if I’m doing a reconstruction. I’m making assumptions though- for all I know I might do better after a run! I should try it sometime.
On the subject of the low fat lentil lunch there was an article in runners world magazine about high carbohydrate /low fat diets. ‘Oh no!’I thought ‘just when I have made the change!’ Imagine how amused I was to find that their idea of a low carb high fat diet was the same as my idea of a low fat high carb diet! Ie 25 percent of calories from fat 50percent from carbohydrate ! I’m obviously not indigenous to planet runner!
Still on the subject of healthy diet. Yesterday I ate a protein bar when I felt hungry at about 5pm. Maxi fuel do an edible choc/orange one. Only half the calories that a chocolate bar would have, but it satisfied the hunger and any chocolate cravings and left me feeling full for hours! I think that they might be handy for the handbag.
Today my training plan calls for a long run. Again I could have got up early but I didn’t so I’m planning a cooler evening session.
Tomorrow is a rest day. Do you think that I could call yesterday rest and do my fartleks tomorrow? Or just forget about Wednesday? Saturday is an easy run. I think I’ll decide that tomorrow!