I reaaally wanted a lie in this morning. I think my body is still recovering from Barceloooooooooona (sorry I can say it without singing it like Freddie) so getting up to meet Elaine for a run was a struggle, even though we had opted to go at 10am instead of our usual 9am start. I finally dragged myself out of bed at 9.42am so I had time to chuck on some clothes and grab a bottle of water before I flew out the door. We did our usual Saturday morning route – and at the bit where we have to decide whether its a 3.5 or 6.5m run…we opted for 3.5m! My achilles is still a little sore and so was her foot from our 8.7m on Thursday so it seemed like the sensible option. It felt like we went quicker than normal and once I had fixed the runkeeper route (it thought we had done 9 miles in 40 mins!!) it turned out we were quick – 11m32s per mile average pace which is race pace for me. Well pleased with that as it was quite hilly as well – 4 long uphills and 2 short downhills. I think it’s a good tempo/hill session – not sure if you’re supposed to mix them but I have decided I am going to do it once a week.
Bio-Synergy have said I will get my nutrition and exercise plan early next week, and I am starting to feel very excited but also a little nervous about it. Ann Mather of FamouslyFit magazine has already given me some advice aboot my nutrition based on the food diary I completed last week. Nothing that I didn’t expect although she did say I have to try to eat protein at every meal and snack which I have found hard to get used to. Starches and sweet stuffed banned, drink lots of water, NO DIET COKE (arrrghhh) and eat plenty of fresh fruit and veg, which I am pretty good at already. As if by divine intervention, the same day I got her email we got a flyer through the door saying Abel and Cole are now delivering to our area which I am delighted about so I’m going to try my first box next week.
I am a little nervous about the exrecise plan as all I do at the moment is run – I know I need to work on my core and strengthen the rest of my body as lean muscle burns more fat and it will make me a better runner. Cengiz is one of the trainers working with Bio-Synergy and he looks VERY fit – I’m a little scared. So much so that today, after my run I decided to do some extra training so I did squats, lunges, shoulder presses, tricep extensions and 100 crunches. I know it’s not a huge amount but I ache already and as I committed to doing 4-5 training session AS WELL AS 3-4 runs a week I need to get used to it. No pain, no gain as they say!
Am off for some brunch now washed down with plenty of echinacea and vitamin C to ward off any sniffles as EVERYONE around me seems to have a cold or a sore throat and I don’t want to get it! Have a great weekend!