Oh my word I feel like I have been eating all day!
I was very conscious of the 10 miler planned after work, so I packed extra snacks and actually made sure I ate them.
(Extra’s in bold)
Breakfast- porridge + PB + dried cherries
Snack- 2 clementines, nakd cocoa mint bar, small box of almonds, brazils and choc cranberries (10g of each)
Lunch- Sandwich with cream cheese and roasted peppers, an apple
Snack- Pear, clif bar
Mid-run fuel- clif bloks
Post run- Kara coconut milk with sprinkle of nesquick
Dinner- Green mountain! (Spaghetti with pesto, courgette, peppers, cheese.)
To be continued… (later this evening! )
Honestly! Usually my long runs are at the weekend, so I have time to eat extra food! Fitting it in to work was hard as obviously I cannot eat while teaching, so there are only small times in the day (I can now eat a sandwich and apple in 10 mins which for me is good as I eat very slowly indeed- although this did not help the run today as I could still kind of taste the bread- not good!).
So I was nervous all day, it was on my mind. I changed quickly and headed out the door before I had time to change my mind. I had a good old Adam and Joe podcast (from 6 music) to cheer me along- I managed to not laugh out loud (mostly). The first 2 miles were tough, the 3rd mile something went wrong as I slowed down loads (and it was not even uphill) but then out came the clif shots to work their magic (possibly psychological)- I had one at 4, 6 and 8 miles and they helped. All in all 10 miles took me 1 hour 47 minutes- I was relieved to have finished under 2 hours, and actually my pace was under 11 minute miles, which is not bad for such a long distance.
I am pleased I managed it, and apart from the 3rd mile I kept a pretty constant pace, even on the horrible long slow hill. I am also pleased that my runs were moved about as I think tomorrow being a rest day is more ideal than having to run 6 miles following on from this.
Question- According to WLR today I have had 32.5g fibre already- I have read before that over 35g (?) starts to hinder the amount of nutrients your body can absorb. So what to eat to up the calories without having crazy amounts of fibre? (And this was without any pulses in my food diary- rare for me). I don’t want to resort to sugary things …