On this morning’s run agenda:
I struggled with last week’s tempo run, but after a week of rest and recuperating, I felt stronger and faster this go around. My legs were fresh and ready to do their thing, so I let them. I ran a 1.5 mile warm, started the 800s with the 400 jogs in between, and finished with a 1.5 mile cool down. I pushed my limits and felt the burn, but wasn’t dying in the end either – success!
I programmed the run into my Garmin Forerunner 205 before I left and sped up or slowed down when it beeped. It’s been a while since I’ve programmed a run in my Garmin, but it was pretty simple to get to the setup (home > Training > Workouts > interval > Dist/rest distance) Isn’t technology grand? You no longer have to think during a run – just move your legs and listen for the beeps. Easy peasy.
- 5 Miles
- Total time: 44:01 (overall 8:48 pace)
After the run I fried up two eggs and sliced a large apple with almond butter for breakfast.
Someone had asked the other week how I was able to transition to becoming more of an egg eater in the morning. The truth is I sort of forced myself into it by not giving myself the option of eating anything else. After a while the habit formed and sort of stuck. I still love my cereal and yogurt in the morning, but I’m getting better at eating eggs 3-4 times a week now. The eggs take no longer to prepare than a thing of oatmeal or mixed bowl of cereal. While the eggs cook I general chop the apple, that way I still get my something sweet in the morning.
How long does it usually take for a new habit to stick for you? It generally takes a couple of weeks for the new habit to stick for me, then it just becomes routine.