Coming Home to Pancakes

Hi! I had a long run of 15 miles scheduled this morning, but decided to cut it to 14 because I didn’t bring enough fuel and decided it was for the best. I need to restock my Gu supply, because I do not like the chews I have.

Before I left I fueled up with half a bagel w/ PB and coffee. It was cold and I needed a warm drink (um, I just wrote drank the first time – someone needs to go out).

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My run was good! I decided to do my usual weekday uphill out/ down hill back route to make myself go out slower. It worked! I managed negative splits in the second half over the first half. I NEVER do that!

14 miles Average Pace: 9:01

Mile 1: 9:03

Mile 2: 9:09

Mile 3: 9:11

Mile 4: 9:06

Mile 5: 9:10

Mile 6: 9:26

Mile 7: 10:03 (stopped to walk and eat some gus here)

Mile 8: 8:40 And here’s the down hill turn around

Mile 9: 8:24

Mile 10: 8:40

Mile 11: 8:35

Mile 12: 8:42

Mile 13: 8:58

Mile 14: 8:59

Keep in mind, the negative splits are because I was going downhill on the way back, but at least my body is feeling something new. Usually my first few miles are in the 8:40 range and then I completely burn out. Now I just have to get to this pace without the aid of a hill Smile

When I got home I saw this on the table:IMG_4414

We were completely out of breakfast foods and still have Matt here so Ben went to the store to get some supplies. Since there is a Jamba in the same complex he stopped in and got me a smoothie and an oatmeal!

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It was the berry oatmeal, which I’m not in love with but the berry topping made a great filler for Ben’s crepe pancakes.

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Ben uses the recipe on the side of the Bisquick box and TRIPLES the eggs in it. The result is super light, egg-y pancakes. He makes them thin and super big so they are very similar to crepes.

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He also cooks them with butter and recoats the pan for each one, so they’re not healthy by any means (hello the Bisquick has a bunch of shady ingredients!). But, they are delicious and I ended up ditching the oatmeal for a few p’cakes with real maple syrup!

That is a full sized dinner plate – told you they were BIG!

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I made myself step into a cold water bath before taking a hot shower. It’s torture.

I usually eat after showering, so I wonder if eating right away will have an affect on my recovery or next run. I’ll let ya know if I notice anything.

See ya later!

Comments

  1. says

    You’re so speedy! I’m glad you had a good run this morning.

    I have trouble eating while running, so I’m trying GU tomorrow on my long run. My husband and I bought these energy bites by Powerbar (I think) that taste really good, but are a bear to eat while running. Hopefully I’ll have success with the Gu.

    Have a great day!

  2. says

    YAY negative splits. i always make my routes be hilly in the beginning. that way you can get those effing hills done and over with :)

    i think it’s great that you’re using downhills to let your body experience something new. after a few more of those types of runs i wouldn’t be surprised if you can hit those negative splits without making the second portion downhill

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