Oh…. so now I get it. Yeah, the whole 800s thing.
Maybe I’m slow. But, it wasn’t until I read this article
(that explains the Yasso 800’s) that I figured out that you run the repeats at the pace that is your goal marathon finish time.
Did everyone else know that and I’m just out of it?
I guess that makes it easy to figure out though. Goodness knows I’m all about less thinking when it comes to a training plan. I just want to know what to do and not have to calculate it all, etc. on my own.
Luckily, the Runner’s World Challenge has it all figured out for me.
Speaking of, I just got smart and logged into my training plan from my phone so I don’t have to go to my laptop all the time to record my workouts and check what I have to do for the week. Only took me 10 weeks to figure that one out. Seriously Kristin.
Here’s what my workout was today.
Yeah, I wasn’t too excited about it. Last week my 4 Yasso 800’s pretty much kicked my bootie, so I was a bit worried.
Well, luckily the actual repeats go by pretty quickly. Unfortunately so do the recoveries in between. Ha.
Anyway, I repeated more than once on my head that I will not let myself down or the Man above who pretty much has made it a miracle that I can run without much pain. Obviously there’s a reason for it, but heck I better work hard while I can.
So I did. Darn treadmill turned off at an hour again so had to restart.
Didn’t get the full 9 miles in, but close enough with 8.5.
My coach told me that was okay.
Yeah, that’s right, I took my coach Bart Yasso with me. After Friday’s run I realized I do much better when being pushed by a coach, so I figured I better make sure to have one along to keep me accountable for my tough workouts. I can’t afford Jason, so #FlatBart it is.
Meet my coach #FlatBart.
He worked me today, that’s for sure.
Yep, I got a little sweat on him. He’s lucky that’s all that happened.
Hey, you know who I think he’ll really get along with?
They’ve both gotten a little beaten up lately. Oops.
Just in case you want your own Flat Bart, here’s the link for the printable.
Really quick, ever since I got to try out those awesome chia pods, I’ve been wanting to make my own version of them.
So I did.
The vanilla flavor is my favorite so I made a little unsweetened variation on my own.
Obviously it’s been put on sweetener free roasted kabocha.
I know it doesn’t look that great, but to be honest the chia pods don’t either. It’s not about looks. It’s about getting the benefits of chia and mixing it with coconut and vanilla.
Here’s what went in my homemade version of a STUFT chia pod.
1 tablespoon chia (7 grams)
1 tablespoon shredded coconut (5 grams)
splash vanilla or almond extract
cinnamon to taste
nutmeg to taste (optional)
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
Mix together in small microwavable cup. Microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir again and chill for at least 30 minutes until it the consistency gets thick.
Yep. Easy peasy. It’s just sweet enough without any added sweetener, but I’ve also added applesauce and coconut oil to make it a little sweeter. You may need to adjust amount of milk though if you add other liquid.
Have a great night!
What’s for dinner? I have no idea what I’m going to make, but we might try to hit up the Farmer’s Market for a little inspiration.