Well, based on the response yesterday, it looks like there are quite a few of us pining for a BQ next Fall! If you haven’t joined the ranks, and want to, you just let me know. Now, to decide on a race…
Or, to focus on this one (for now)! I have a approximately 3 weeks until RACE DAY – I chose to step back this week for a 12 mile LR.
My mind and legs thanked me profusely.
In an attempt to get back to our pre-LR rituals (straying from the Norm last week clearly did me no favors!), we headed to the Southern Sun Brewery thinking we had seen pizza on their menu last week.
Sidenote: If you’ve been to Boulder, and haven’t been to this brewery? You are missing out. Period.
Apparently we have early onset memory loss, as they definitely do Not have pizza.
They do have an extensive beer list, only charging $4.60 for any 16 oz draft, and a they have us a basket of free fries while we waited to be seated.
They know how to get you coming back for more! Skill, mastered.
Yes, I make sure to balance my brews with twice the amount of water. We don’t mess with hydration around here!
Pizza-less and hungry, I went for the Avocado & Pepperjack Sandwich. I figured the only thing it was missing was tomato sauce – veggies, cheese & carbs were all in attendance. And I got a pickle, which makes everything worth it:
After the meal, I figured we could at least hit 2 out of 3 traditions. Froyo, it is!
Dark Chocolate & Vanilla swirled with fresh strawberries on top – my fave!
The Plan: 12 miles, solo (with tunes & the Camelbak).
The Fuel: toast with pb & banana (before), Accelerade diluted with water (during)
The Results: I’m not using my HRM anymore; I enjoy things so much more when I run by feel and let my body decide what’s easy for the day. Then, as the end draws near and I have energy left, I push it when I want to. Today, I wanted to.
Miles 1-8 stayed right between 8:50-9:00 comfortably, as I sipped the Go-Fast Juice mix every mile.
Miles 9-12 – 8:41, 8:33, 8:32, 8:07 – negative, just the way I like them. 😉