super speedwork session

I rushed home from work to get in a speedwork session in the daylight!  Well, I got in my run, but it got dark so quickly.  Oh well!

I finished 7.28 miles in 1:06.  In those 7 miles, I did 8×800 with a 2 minute rest between each (and a 1 mile warmup and cooldown).

8×800

1 – 3:50

2 – 3:48

3 – 3:53

4 – 3:52

5 – 3:53

6 – 3:50

7 – 3:53

8 – 3:46

I stayed pretty consistent and killed that last one!  I have less that 2 weeks to go until my Half Marathon, so I think that this will be my last speedwork session.  I can’t believe that I am in week 10 of my training!

Felt great after my run, but very ready for dinner.  Good thing my wonderful husband had it all ready for me!

Our main ingredient was romaine lettuce, since we do not have many other veggies in the fridge and are trying to use up some food in our cabinets before buying anything else.

The romaine provided an excellent base for our meal.

On top of the bed of greens was a mix of basmati & wild rice (from TJ’s – they have the best rice mixes!), oven roasted tomatoes & onions, toasted sliced almonds, raisins.

The tomatoes and onions were drizzled with olive oil and maple syrup, then baked in a 400°F oven for 25 minutes.  They were sweet and tender with just a hint of maple flavoring.

There is the rice peeking out from underneath all of the deliciousness!  This blend from TJ’s was a mix of basmati & wild rice, lemon, herbs and spices.  It had just enough flavor for my liking.

Served with a toasted whole wheat sandwich thin with a spread of earth balance and a sprinkle of parmesean cheese.

All around delicious meal with leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!

And, for dessert I broke out another vitatop – Chocolate with Peanut Butter Chips – and topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate drizzle.

It’s been a super productive day!  I’m ready to hit the sack.  Goodnight!

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  1. […] super speedwork session […]

  2. what a sweet ending to a productive day!

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