So today was long run day for me. Yes, I know I'm the only person ever who runs their longest run on a Tuesday, but it works for me! Since it was rainy and I'm a wimp, it meant that I would be living in the gym this morning. I upped the incline and ran between .05% and 1% incline the whole time. I've read a few things about incline on treadmills that equal "flat" outside--anyone want to tell me what they know? Is 1% incline on the 'mill about flat? I definitely don't want to be running such long runs at a decline.
Anyway... I ran 14 miles in 2:15:02 (9:38 pace) which I was pretty pleased with. I was aiming for 2:15 and sprinted at the end but missed it by 2 seconds!! I had a big stretch and then showered at the gym and just let the freezing cold water run on my legs for a while. I'm pretending that it was an ice bath. Close enough, right?
Refueling today was a very fun experience. I went to a pizza buffet place since I figured I would get my money's worth after 14 miles of running. Normally I start with a salad when it's buffet but today I went straight for the pizza first:
2 slices and 1 breadstick with marinara sauce later, I was ready for some veggies....
After this salad I was basically full but like I said, important to get your money's worth....
So I squeezed in one last breadstick and slice of veggie pizza. I have to tell you about the strangest/awesomest pizza ever that they had there. Um, Mac and Cheese pizza? Has anyone ever tried this? It's basically pizza crust with mac and cheese on top. Hubby got a slice (of course I tasted) and it was surprisingly good! I feel a little gross just for eating it but hey, it was tasty!
They had tons of dessert pizzas, brownies, etc. but I skipped them all since I knew what I had waiting for me at home...Swedish Fish!
|Deciding on my next fishy victim....|
|And devouring him!|
Clearly, I had a little too much fun with the whole refueling process. Hope you're all having a wonderful Tuesday, and please go check out Jen's GIVEAWAY! I don't want to give too much away but let me just say...Garmin! Hurry, go check it out and follow her, she's fantastic!
What do you normally do after your long runs?
I always stretch and foam-roll, but as I get into longer distance I'm thinking about ice-baths, etc. Would love some advice or suggestions!
What's the strangest pizza topping you've ever tried?
Mac and Cheese is up there, but in Hong Kong there were places where the pizza base was made out of rice instead of dough...so weird.