10/19/10

7 miles of HILLS!

Today my training calendar had me scheduled for 7 miles of hills.  By the time I got up and ready to go, it was already 11:30 am.  Hmm, how's this going to feel?  So, I headed out my front door and ran toward the hilliest part of my neighborhood.  Luckily, I was in the shade for most of the run!  It wasn't an easy run but my legs felt fresh and I felt great!  I ran 7.2 miles with an average 8:46 min/mile.  I was pretty happy with my pace.

Post run I had an apple and a cup of plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon and lots of water!  Then I got cleaned up and ran some errands.  By the time I got back I was ready for an early dinner.  I made these...


Banana pancakes!  I topped my wheat pancakes with a small banana and a little maple syrup.  These are delicious and healthy!  It is one of my favorite meals.  I love breakfast for dinner! 

This weekend's long run is a 13 miler.  I've actually been excited about my long runs these last few weeks!  I would have to say my Disney training is going quite well and I'm right on track.  I can't wait for this marathon!

How is your training going? 
Leah B.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Those pancakes look yummy!

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  2. Wow, 7 miles of hills? You go, girl!

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  3. My training is going....sporadically! Because I can't decide what I'm training for!

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  4. That is a smokin' fast time for a hill run! Way to go!!!

    My training has been kiiiiicking ass lately, but I'm too afraid of jinxing myself! Now that I live in SF, I've been doing ALL hill training the past two weeks (and the next two weeks) in preparation for the U.S. Half Marathon... I really feel like I could set a PR (despite the hills!) but don't want to actually put that in writing.

    Okay, I think I just did. :)

    Great run out there, Leah!
    xoxo,
    A

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  5. 7 miles of hills at 8:46 pace? You're speedy, sista! ;)

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  6. Those pancakes look great! I'll have to try them sometime. My training is going great!! I can't believe how far I've come. I had a hard time running 3 miles without walking, now I'm running 6.5!!

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  7. wow 11:30 i would have crumpled, but it's wicked hot here at that point. I love hill work! i need to toss some back in to replace one of my speed days

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  8. Way to kill the hills! And pancakes sound so yummy for dinner!

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  9. those pancakes look AMAZING!!

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  10. Good work on the hills. And breakfast for dinner rocks.

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