I'm on a mission to find replacements for my bar addiction (of the protein variety, not the going-out-for-drinks variety). Since I don't have an oven, this is harder than it sounds. I've made some protein "bites" which are nice, but they can take a while to make when I need something in 2 minutes. Today I made a half serving of oatmeal and then added a scoop of protein powder and half a tablespoon of PB. So good! Here are the ingredients:
So simple-and it ends up being 200 calories with 17 grams of protein--pretty similar stats to most protein bars and so much cheaper! I refuse to put up a picture because a) it's just oatmeal and b) I may have cooked the oats too long and had them completely bubble up over the bowl. My bad.
Lunchtime was a rye bread open faced ham sandwich with melted mozzarella. Sliced cucumbers and a few grapes to round it all out:
Today's workout was a 1.5 mile warm up at 9:50 pace, and then 3 miles at 8:34 pace. So hard for me! I guess I would consider this my "tempo run" as I really couldn't sustain a faster pace than this for the entire 3 miles. Ended with a 1/2 mile cool-down at 9:50, so 5 miles total.
Post-workout snack was my new favorite: all my random snacks in one ziploc bag! Today's mix included shredded wheats, pretzels, almonds, dried cranberries, and a few of the oh-so-good giant chewy nerds.
Do you include tempo runs in your workout? What's the difference between your easy pace and your tempo pace?
I've had a few workouts at what I suppose is a tempo pace--for me an easy run would be around 9:40 pace, so 8:34 is definitely tough for longer distances!
What is your go-to post-workout food?
Sometimes a Clif or Lara bar, lately it's been some dry snacks in a bag since it's so much cheaper over time!