Wow what a morning! 9 mile run followed by a surf sesh in Venice Beach. I was pretty stoked about my run today. After last weeks 10 mile run I have boosted my confidence in these longer stints. In fact, I even started pushing my pace in the first half of my run which I havent really done before on longer runs because 1) i was afraid of the shin splints returning and 2) I wasnt entirely confient I would make it back if I pushed on the way out there. Check out my run! http://bit.ly/bnGffr I finished strong on the last mile and I cant wait to push a bit harder on my next 5 or 6 mile run next Tuesday.
After the run, I met up with my friend Nick and we headed down to Venice for a quck surf sesh. Aside from plastic baggies and other brick a brack washing over my board in the waves, it was a great little surf. I havent paddled out since November and I was kind of afraid I would have lost all of the progress I made this summer and fall. It took me a bit to get situated on my board but I caught two nice rides that made the morning worth it. The sun even shown through for a bit.
I have been spending a lot of time lately focusing on this half marathon and endurance training and I am trying to find a good balance between this and derby. I have found that the fast twich muscles (used for sprinting and quick reaction times in derby) are not what they used to be. With all the distance I am doing my body is getting into a slower mode. I think I need to start throwing in some plyos or skating sprints to make sure that I dont lose all my derby strength.
7:00 am herbalife shake
9:30 am herbalife shake post workout plus some H3O to replenish my carbs.
1:00 PM 1/2 cup almonds, a whole wheat tortilla, an apple, 2 protein bars (random lunch but I was starving with a run AND a surf under my belt already for the day)
4:30 High Protein Low carb Herbalife shake
6:45pl tortilla and cheese (who has two thumbs and needs to go grocery shopping? THIS GUY!!)
8:30pm dinner out 🙂