... my first tempo run! But more about that in a second.
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At this point, I didn't have a clue how I was going to get my run in. I tried the dreadmill on Labor Day with all three kids home and it was a disaster, so I was not looking forward to the possibility of the home dreadmill. AND I was supposed to meet a friend at the zoo today, and knew I wouldn't have time to hit the gym beforehand. But I woke up to pouring rain. Zoo cancelled... gym workout ON. I had double duty on the horizon for today. I had promised myself to start doing tempo runs and speedwork, as well as commiting to cross-training once a week (which I usually do on Tuesdays at my friend, Elaine's bodyworks class). So I decided to push... I got on the dreadmill and pushed out a tempo run... 1 mile warm-up, 4 miles at my recommended 10:20 pace (based on the calculator that I posted yesterday), and 0.5 mile cool-down. Had to cut the cool-down short by 1/2 mile so I could get to class. Quick pit stop, and I ran into Elaine's class, where she proceeded to absolutely kill my quads and shoulders. Gee Elaine, I thought we were friends. (Did I mention that SHE ran a 15K yesterday, and the only reason I am forgiving her for that torture is that I know it was just as torturous on herself.)
I loved the thicker, creamer texture from the milk and frozen banana. However, this concoction made enough for 2 1/2 full glasses worth (1/2 glass went to my daughter and 1 glass went in the fridge). I calculated that the full recipe was about 450 calories... so a glass was probably just under 200. YUM! It was absolutely delicious.