for Alcohol. The rest of today is brought to you by the letter C. For coffee.
Not T for tempo. Although this week’s went significantly better than last week’s. I think it had to do with the fact that yesterday at work I had a real craving for a flatbread-esque pizza. Luckily the girl I share an office with (and who I’ve been, like living with lately!) agreed with me and we went to her place after work to make and eat pizza. And I may or may have had my first sip of alcohol in the form of beer with the pizza. Nothing beats the taste of a cold beer with a pizza. Here’s a picture just so you don’t think that all I do is bake and eat cookies and pies.
It was really easy to make too. We took tortilla wraps and toasted them in the oven for 5 minutes. Then we added a spicy basil pasta sauce and some broccoli, spinach and tomatos that were seasoned with basil. Then we sprinkled grated mozzarella cheese on top and placed back in the oven for 10 minutes or whenever the cheese had melted. Since I love flatbread pizzas this was awesome. The beer was good too, I texted my friend who joined us too what kind of beer was a good pizza beer and he suggested I pick up Shock Top wheat. It was delicious. Dare I say that I may be becoming a beer person?
Before digging into the pizza, however, we did make a rum vanilla pudding pie. Rather than be *completely* lazy we decided to make the graham cracker crust ourselves. We also added a healthy dose of my good friend Morgan
So I was running on pizza, beer and vanilla rum pie this morning. With a lack of sleep as I didn’t get back to my place until 0100. Oops. But it was worth it because we watched Salt. Amazing! Total BAMF and I absolutely loved it. Thanks to Lacey for writing about it and making me pause at the Redbox last night 🙂
Surprisingly the run didn’t go as bad as I would have thought and went a little something like this
- “Tempo”: 5.6 miles @ 7:36 pace (2.2 miles @ 7:52, 2.2 @ 7:26, 1.2 @ 7:26)
- Warm down
- 1.6 miles @ 8:26 pace
Overall I got in 15.2 miles at an 8:33 pace. Not too shabby. Again the tempo is in quotes because it really wasn’t an actual tempo. But I’m getting there!
After seeing the first 2.2 miles be so slow I muttered some cuss words. Like more than a few. So I decided to try and maintain the effort for the rest of my planned “tempo” route and then, because we’re supposed to be getting 12″+ of snow tonight and I don’t know what my LR will look like later this week, make it into a makeshift long run because I knew that my paces were NOT fast enough to be tempo. Faster than last week (where my average for 4.4 miles was 7:44ish) but not the 6:50-7:05 that a tempo should target for me. So I think that the ebb and flow of pace today was good for a LR.
Of course those goal paces are based on my current marathon PR and I’m not sure I want to attack Boston as an overall PR race. I say that right now and I’m not really feeling all gung-ho. I’m pretty sure it’ll pass though. I definitely will commit to gunning for a course PR (and a sub3:30 because that’s what I was targeting last year) and the pace I was at today is below that MP and it was a bit hard of a pace but nothing dreadful. It was actually a bit enjoyable by the end. So I’m optimistic that Boston will be good to me.
In any case I had a really good hard LR this morning. Just in time to go out and buy booze and ride out this “extreme storm” that we’re supposed to be getting tonight. We’ve already been called out of work for Wednesday. Hizzzzoller.