Mileage Log: January 23-29, 2012

Less than a month to go… feeling okay but maintenance programs are hard and frankly, uninspiring. Craving a 30-day yoga challenge. Needing to redeem my last attempt. Spent the weekend learning how to be a more powerful, authentic, compassionate and inspiring leader at the Landmark Education Forum in Chicago.

Monday:

  • 7 miles, 7:42/mile
  • CP2 at CorePower Yoga, 1:00:00

Tuesday:

  • 5 miles easy, outside
  • Vinyasa @ Moksha, 1:30:00

Wednesday:

  • Vinyasa @ Exhale, 1:00:00

Thursday:

  • Run 14 miles at 7:50/mile

Friday:

  • Off

Saturday:

  • Off

Sunday:

  • Off

Total: 26 miles
3.5 Hours, Yoga

Mileage Log: January 16-22, 2012

Cut-back week, and the timing was right. 

Monday:

  • Off

Tuesday: 

  • Run 7 miles with hill repeats
  • Bikram Yoga, 1:30:00

Wednesday:

  • Run 6 miles easy
  • CP3 at CPY, 1:00:00

Thursday:

  • yogAWAKENING at Equinox, 1:00:00
  • Hardbody Meltdown, 0:45:00

Friday:

  • CP2 at CPY 1:00:00

Saturday:

  • Run 9 miles at 8:05/mile
  • Tabata at Equinox, 0:45:00

Sunday:

Total: 22 miles
4.5 Hours Yoga 

Horsepower.

Desi, Shalane, Kara. Inspired.

Source: google.com via Gina on Pinterest

Mileage Log: January 9-15, 2012

Trying not to get too excited. But I’m excited. Ugh!!!

Monday:

  • OFF

Tuesday:

  • 10 miles @ 8:13/mile
  • Bikram, 1:30:00

Wednesday:

  • METCON3 (some kind of CrossFit-inspried workout) @ Equinox, 0:45:00
  • Yoga @ Equinox, 1:00:00
  • Stood on the treadmill, ran for 1 minute, decided I was hungry. Got dinner. #winterrecovery

Thursday:

  • 5 miles, 7:48/mile
  • CP2 @ CorePower Yoga, 1:00:00

Friday:

  • Run 6 miles with hills (1 min each at 4%, 5%, 6%. 2 min recovery) x4

Saturday:

  • 14 mile treadmill run @ 7:50/mile while watching the Marathon US Olympic Time Trials on TV. That was cool, I “ran” with Kara, Desi and Shalane! Talk about motivating…

Sunday:

  • Yoga Basics at Moksha, 1:30:00

Total: 35 Miles
5 hours yoga 

Desiree Davila? #beastmode

This video is beautiful. So simple but so inspirational. I could watch it a thousand times. She is a horse. She is ready to race this weekend. 5x2 mile repeats at 5:04/mile? Peak mileage at 120 during training? Hawt dayummm.

http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/247640-Made-In-Detroit-A-Hansons-Brooks-Series/video/565953-WOW-Desi-killing-5x2mile-before-Houston-Trials

Mileage Log: January 2-8, 2012

First week of 2012. Unseasonably warm, unseasonably. Head over heels in love with running on the Chicago lakefront with friends, without a watch and with little plan.

Anxiety level on a scale of 1-10 at this time last year: 12.
Anxiety level on a scale of 1-10 this year: 2.

Monday:

  • HPF @ CPY, 1:00:00

Tuesday:

  • 6 miles, hill repeats (1:00 at 10% incline, 1:00 recovery) x10. 0:48:00
  • Bikram yoga, 1:30:00

Wednesday:

  • Flywheel, 0:45:00

Thursday:

  • Yoga at Exhale, 1:00:00
  • Run 9 miles, insert 6x400, 400 recovery 

Friday;

  • Run 6 miles easy, no watch, no music:)
  • CP2 at CPY, 1:00:00

Saturday:

  • HPF @ CPY 1:00:00 

Sunday:

  • Run 12 miles at 7:45/mile

Total: 33 miles
5.5 Hours, Yoga 

    Get off your ass :) 
Thanks, Nike.

    Get off your ass :) 

    Thanks, Nike.

    I am Not a Vegan

    …but I am *really* enchanted by its philosophies and culture and choices and most importantly, food!

    While I’ll never discount my love for the McDonald’s chicken snack wrap or a medium rare Gibson’s steak I am always on a mission to find foods that make me feel good, look good and RUN FAST.

    A huge oxymoron to all this plant stuff, my pre-flight meal before Boston Marathon 2011:

    mcd

    After mastering the smoothie thing and exploring a largely plant-based diet for the last several weeks, I wanted to take on a true vegan cooking adventure so I thought I would tackle making vegan cheeze sauce. My first attempt was a huge epic failure. I bought the wrong kind of nutritional yeast:

    and the cheeze sauce looked like this:

    #fail.

    People seem to love vegan cheeze sauce. And by people I mean like everyone on all the blogs and Twitter accounts I follow. So I didn’t give up and took to attempt #2, this time with the correct kind of nutritional yeast which is found in the bulk section at Whole Foods (thank you sister for this shopping tip).

    Bad iPhone photo. Yes, it looks like fish food:

    I chose the following recipe simply because I had every ingredient necessary to make it already in my pantry or fridge. Plus the sauce is raw (no cooking necessary) and I could make it in the beloved Vitamix. This time, a huge, major success!

    Smokey Pumpkin Mac & Cheeze
    Recipe by Vegan Yack Attack

    The finished sauce! (—> I am an amateur and forgot to take a picture of the ingredients pre-blend).

    Used Brown Rice noodles (when made again, I will probably use penne or some other smaller shape instead) from Trader Joes:

    Added some steamed broccoli:

    Voila! 

    Here’s another link to the recipe.

    If you are curious about the blogs I follow check out my favorites:

    Vegan Yack Attack on Tumblr and Wordpress
    Hipster Food - awesome food photography and recipes
    No Meat Athlete - vegetarian blog for endurance athletes

    What are some of your favorite vegan or vegetarian blogs?
    Can you send me links to your favorite vegan cheeze recipes? 

    Mileage Log: Dec. 27- Jan. 1

    Holy hell, I survived 2011. «victory dance»

    Monday:

    • Still in Ohio, ran 12 miles @ 8:20/mile

    Tuesday:

    • Off

    Wednesday:

    • Off

    Thursday:

    • Ran 9 miles in Delray Beach, FL with Lizzie B!

    Friday:

    • Off

    Saturday:

    • Ran 8 miles in West Palm Beach, FL

    Sunday:

    • Bike outside 1:00:00

    Last run of 2011. 

    Total: 29 miles
    0 hours yoga 

    "This is what Denny says. He says racing is doing. It is being a part of a moment and being aware of nothing else but that moment. Reflection must come at a later time."

    — The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein