Sunday post is about when I ran in circles for 12 minutes and 54 seconds (exactly).Yesterday was my coach’s famous Time Trials. He hosts the TTs twice a year (fall and spring) and uses the trainees’ two-mile sprint times as a base measure of fitness for the rest of the season. It’s a pretty big deal!
My goal time was to finish each lap in 1:36 — coming in at 12 minutes and 55 seconds total (a 6:27/min mile pace). The result:
It took me a few laps to find my groove, but I got there!
I was happy to hit my goal time, but also really proud that I was more consistent and far more focused than I was the last time I Time Trial’ed. It’s all in your head!It was also motivating to be running alongside 24 other trainees — one of which was reader Amanda! (ps I really like her shirt — why aren’t all race tees so cool looking?)Two miles isn’t a lot, but the speed definitely left me a little sore today! I’m glad to have 100% running-free Sunday.
(Actually, that’s not true — Anthony and I always underestimate the time it takes to get out the door and thus have to run 0.22 miles to the metro station almost daily)
I just spent five minutes trying to think of a track-to-falafel transition, but I got nothing.Weekend cooking adventure was this homemade falafel recipe (baked, not fried, as many reviewers suggested). It’s definitely a keeper!It was a simple mix (though I admit, a bit time-consuming to make) — just herbs, breadcrumbs, eggs, and chickpeas. We served ours atop arugula and a couscous/grain mix, and paired with chopped tomatoes in olive oil, salt, and pepper. A dill-cucumber yogurt sauce brought it all together.Very happy with this meatless meal — and definitely ready for a steak dinner tonight! Anthony and I are wrapping up the weekend with a date to world-famous Ray’s the Steaks this evening. Don’t worry, I’ll take pictures for you.
Enjoy the rest of your weeeeeeeeeeeekeeeeeend!
- Do you do meatless Monday/Friday (any day?)
- Last short-distance race you ran?
- Recommendations for races with cool race tees?