Lucky I fueled up Friday night with a Mediterranean pizza.
Cause Saturday morning led to 18km and I needed those extra carbs in my system that’s for sure.
16km was on my schedule and while it is only another 2km, it’s been a while since I’ve run that distance.
So going from regularly running 12km to 16km is enough of a mindset jump for me, let alone 12km to 18km.
Then add hills just for a bit of extra mental and physical pain. Yes for some unknown reason, Coach decides what we need is more hills.
Why he decides these things is beyond me. I was hoping for our West End loop or some flat and pleasant river loop.
I was out of luck. We headed through St Lucia, Indooroopilly Golf course, through UQ and back to our home of the Regatta.
All up 18km, about 16km of HILLS and I tripped on my most hated fruit, the mango.
I am secretly pleased with this. 3km’s off a half marathon and hilly. Good for my mindset to know I can do that. In around 1 hour 56 minutes.
So maybe that’s why coach makes us do these things? Mental strength building exercise as well?
I can’t be cranky with him either. You see he awarded me Galeforce Member of the Month. I’m pretty blown away to say the least.
I had no idea it was even a thing and then hop on social media on the bus home Friday afternoon and all these people saying congratulations to me.
Plus I’m a newbie so I feel there are so many amazing members and to just be a part of the squad is special enough!
I will take this award and run with it though. I’m pretty sure it means I should be pampered at home too.
Post the craziness of 18km’s I was hoping for a nap but this did not happen so by the time dinner came around I was a little tired and a little hungry.
I should probably always wear this after a long run:
Always one to join a food holiday celebration some takeout from our local, stuck in 1985, Chinese restaurant was in order for Chinese New Year. Hello MSG.
Garlic chicken, dim sum, sweet and sour pork and copious amounts of special fried rice.
A full belly, tired legs and a DVD meant for a very sleepy Saturday night.
Which meant of course I was up ridiculously early on rest day. Forced myself to stay in bed.
Then headed to local and new favourite Esher Strert Deli and Cafe for breakfast.
Corn fritters, avocado and egg with sourdough. Thank you!
Plate of bacon for Puppy.
Otherwise she stares at me like this:
And now to foam roll these legs and get ready for another awesome week of training.
First weekend of dry February done and dusted. Feels good too!