Last run before this weekend’s race: Check!Anthony and I met up with East Nasty today for a route that was really nasty, indeed. So. Many. Hills.The goal for today’s run was to practice my race pace, but given the ups and downs of the route I decided to go for “race pace effort” instead :). I was able to (kind of) hang with the speedy guys at the front of the pack! I kept the pace up for miles 1 through 5.5. Sweaty photo to prove it:
Then we took it nice and easy on the way home. That was a tough one for sure! I’m putting my running shoes away for the next two days so FYI I have no idea what I’ll post about tomorrow and Friday. Get ready for some randomness.
Moving right along to our latest Cooksmarts adventure: Thai steak salad.Another winner! Bonus points for some iron-rich red meat. (Women runners and iron level articles: here, here, and here.) And bonus points for my new place mats — what do you think?This recipe was super simple to throw together and pretty tasty, too. The dressing was a lime/fish sauce/brown sugar blend that added a bit of tang!And that’s all I’ve got for you guys today! I have to go bake a batch of cookies so need to wrap this post up
- Place mats: yay or nay?
- Red meat: yay or nay?
- Pre-race “shakeout runs”: yay or nay?