Last night I finally got around to uploading my Garmin stats from the marathon to my lap top.
I literally stared at my split times for over an hour studying them. I really find all this information fascinating. I guess that truly makes me a running nerd!
You can really see where I was starting to break down after mile 20. Everything above that is around an 11 min pace. Under mile 20 I was running comfortably under the 10 minute pace. I guess the goal for my next marathon would be to retain that 10 minute pace through the end. It’s hard though, after mile 20 you just don’t care what your pace is anymore.
Also, can you see at the top my total miles ran was 26.49? I think when Bobbi finished hers was 26.93 or something. I know you can never measure it out perfect because you have to calculate how they exactly measured the course and the difference of angle you ran it in, but I remember seeing my garmin roll to 26.2 miles near the end and I wanted to cry because according to the garmin the race should be over, but the finish line still looked so far in the distance!
Seeing these stats again and knowing what I can accomplish is really amusing to me right now. Especially since this morning was my first attempt at any cardio activity besides a steady walk. I set out to do 30 minutes on the elliptical and could only manage a slight hill incline at a level 3 resistance.
It was a nice and easy work out that allowed me to read New Moon for the duration. Towards the end my legs were actually feeling ok, but at the beginning they were refusing to bump it up to level 4.
I’m not complaining though. I know recovery takes time and I am in no hurry to rush in to an injury. I am hoping to go for a swim or something tomorrow.
Breakfast included a new purchase from my Trader Joes visit in San Diego.
I was determined to bring home a box of cereal and this one looked fun. I perhaps should have studied the sugar content a bit more because right out of the box it was very sweet, but thrown into my mix it was quite enjoyable.
- 1/2 cup TJ Strawberry Yogurt O’s
- 1/2 cup Kashi Strawberry Fields
- 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch
- Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
The cereal combination was great. I felt like all the different textures gave each bit a little something of everything.
I am trying to make the transition from Vanilla yogurt to Plain because of the high sugar content in the Vanilla. Though I would not eat plain on its own, the sweetness of the cereals and fruit really help it out.
Can you believe its Thursday already? I have really enjoyed these short weeks, too bad every week can’t be the same!