Not The Faster Bunny

Hello! I am blogging from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf between a client and a fitness assessment this morning wlEmoticon smile24 Not The Faster Bunny IMG 5158 600x800 thumb Not The Faster Bunny

It’s super gorgeous out, but I’m enjoying my coffee from inside because of the laptop glare. At least I’m sitting by a window?IMG 5160 600x800 thumb Not The Faster Bunny

I was supposed to join a few of my fave runner/blogger friends for a speed work session this morning, but I had to bail last night because I wasn’t going to make it in time. I asked Margot aka The Faster Bunny (that’s her blog name!) to tell me what to do. the faster bunny 2 thumb Not The Faster Bunny

Note: Margot knows my PRs and gave me the following Yasso session…IMG 5091 800x600 thumb Not The Faster Bunny

Note #2: Margot obviously doesn’t know I am NOT the Faster Bunny, maybe I could pass for the Easter Bunny, but that’s it.

I have never legitimately done speed work. I tried Yassos I think once before but didn’t really shoot for a time, just attempted to go faster than usual.

Since I wasn’t at a track I ran half a mile around a big block. Recovered, then went back where I came from. I did this 6 times. I’m sure it looked really weird to passersby, but I’m used to that.

The first two 800s were brutal. I called Margot and left a voicemail screaming, “I am NOT the faster bunny!!!!!!!”

Then, I put my big girl chonies on and did the other 4. I got faster for the last few, but did not hit 7:15s like she advised. Next time, I promise.IMG 5085 800x600 thumb Not The Faster Bunny

Now that it’s over I’m kinda proud of myself for doing all 6 repeats. I wanted to quit after one.IMG 5088 800x600 thumb Not The Faster Bunny

Then, I headed home to celebrate Waffle Wednesday! Remember when I used to eat waffles every Wednesday and make a joke about how it sounded like awful Wednesday?

I really wish I could make protein waffles, but the last two times they’ve been a disaster. I will try again soon, but for now I have Kashi waffles with PB&J, chia seeds and naner. I filled the protein void with a big bite of Ben’s egg sandwich. IMG 5153 800x533 thumb Not The Faster Bunny

Snack Spotlight: I scored a Manager’s Special for the new Yoplait Greek Yogurt Parfaits and had one for a snack yesterday afternoon. IMG 5072 800x600 thumb Not The Faster Bunny

I thought it was going to be crappy granola, but it was good!

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230 calories seems like a lot compared to other greek yogurts, but this is a lot less than I would eat if I had a whole bag of granola I added to the yogurt myself!IMG 5075 800x600 thumb Not The Faster Bunny

Pros: Portion control, Easy to take on the go, tastes good

Cons: Not as much protein as other greek yogurts, Too expensive even on sale

Question: Favorite granola?

Bonus Question: Ever done speed?

*Speed work, I meant speed work…

Comments

  1. margot says

    bwahaha.
    I am proud of you for doing them! Seriously impressed. I swear they would be billions of times easier with oual and me :). Speedwork by yourself sucks.
    Next Wednesday! We can go earlier if you can’t make the 7.

  2. says

    I haven’t done legit speed work since 2007 when I trained for my first marathon. But I used to do it every tuesday and thursday when I was in high school. And it must be legit…because back then I had an avg 7:10-15 min pace…haha

  3. says

    I was just going to say not as much protein…but noticed it at the end. Hey, if it taste good and you scored a great price.. all that matters. ;)

    the iced coffee looks delicious. i could use one right now.

    And running faster… i just tolerate running. LOL. good luck on becoming the faster bunny.

  4. says

    I am not a speedy bunny either- I only see 7:15 on my clock on weekend mornings [if I’m lucky to sleep in that late even!] :P

    Kashi waffles + PB + jelly have been my bfast the past two mornings and I have no desire to make anything else…

  5. says

    I did some speed intervals on the treadmill yesterday – But only @ one minute of speedy (for me), one minute walking recovery. And I only did 5 of those. Started and ended with a mile at a slightly faster than normal pace for me. Gotta start somewhere!! These kill me every time I do them though!

  6. says

    I am a weirdo, but I love speedwork. :) I don’t think I can quite rock the 7:10 pace required for those though…

    Not a granola fan, but my daily breakfast is greek yogurt, fruit, stevia, and sometimes a little cinnamon/nutmeg/allspice/lemon juice. Yum!

  7. says

    Hi! I read your blog frequently, and really enjoy it, but have not commented. I thought I would comment today, because I actually did speedwork today! I just started doing the actual planned out speed thing too, figured it’s the only way to get faster. I think I kind of cheat though by doing it on the treadmill because my legs are forced to move faster. tough either way! Love your blog:-)
    ~Katie

  8. says

    Don’t really eat granola. I like the taste of it, but I end up eating the entire bag so I stay away. Couldn’t tell you what my favorite kind is.

    I’ve only tried speedwork a few times. My first attempt at Yasso 800s went well, but then I fell off on my training so I didn’t keep going. This year shall be the year of speed!

  9. says

    I just tried 800m repeats for the first time last week. I did 2. You’re post is inspiring me to stick it out for 4 next time. Then I’ll worry about 6 :)

  10. Jen B says

    You are so freakin fast! Great job on your run. I must tell you I adore your blog and look forward to reading it every day.
    I LOVE Bear Naked granola. It’s the best that I’ve found so far. I try to do one speed session per week, which is usually just a warm up jog for about 5 minutes followed by 4-6 one minute runs that are about 2 min faster than my regular pace followed by a 2 minute “recovery” jog that is a minute or two slower than my normal pace. I run slow for about 5 minutes after the last speedy minute as a cool down. It’s a fun way to make a workout fly by since you’re constantly adjusting pace. I like it.

  11. says

    I’m forced to do speedwork (200m repeats, 400m repeats, 800m repeats, ladder intervals, the whole shebang) 1-2 times a week for track and I hate every second of it. At home I stick to fartleks, tempo runs, and the ocassional mile repeats.

  12. says

    I definitely have a love-hate relationship with track workouts. I know they make me faster, but they’re scary because they hurt! One of my favorite workouts is 12 x 400m @ 5k pace w/ 200m recovery. It’s probably best to do it on a track because it’s so fast. It’s a tough, but good workout!

  13. says

    I want to try that! But not at 7:15–yikes! I’m trying to start doing speed work, so I just keep reading around to see what other people are doing. I need a fancy speedy running friend to give me hard pace goals! Margot, can we be friends too? ;)

  14. says

    You should come buy yogurt where I live for a bit. It will have you jumping up and down for that price! My husband almost had a heart attack when I asked him to pick me up some greek yogurt the other day and he had to pay $5 (plus tax) for 500ml :) And that was the store brand.

  15. Katie P says

    My favorite granola is Galaxy Granola’s maple pecan quinoa, it tastes great and it’s from a local (to me) company. I was bummed though last time I was at Whole Food they were out :(

  16. says

    I find speed work easier with a friend or group- it’s hard to be disciplined and motivated enough to push through it by yourself! I love having others around who are faster than I am to push me.

    Way to go having the discipline to stick it out!!

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