Now, I'm not saying this amazing pasta is what got me through this morning's tempo run...but maybe it is. You decide. Either way, delicious! I bought minced garlic in a jar to use because I hate chopping up the cloves, but I could barely taste it in the recipe. Anyone used it before--do you just need to put like half a cup in there or what? Anyway--focus, Vanessa--ingredients:
Except I'm lying. I also used olive oil, salt, and pepper. But you all probably already know what those look like. Got the pasta going, and then stir fried the broccoli in olive oil and added
not enough minced garlic, shrimp, and diced tomatoes with some s&p.
When hubby comes home, pretend you have been slaving for hours. That step is really, really important. Get as many brownie points out of this as you can. Serve with pasta and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
This morning I headed out for my tempo run, which is definitely the least favorite workout of the week. I can push and run my butt off for short sprints, or run for hours slowly, but a few miles at a tough pace? Blech.
Here was the plan, as per my Run Less, Run Faster schedule: 1 mile easy, 4 miles @8:59, 1 mile easy
And then here were the actual splits: 9:35, 8:52, 8:48, 8:51, 8:57, 12:00 (walk & jog cool-down)
Looks great, right? Here's the problem: apparently, it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to actually run at a 9 minute mile pace. I spent the whole time slowing down and speeding up, but never hitting that sweet spot. Mentally, it was exhausting to feel like I was never hitting the right pace. Something to work on, definitely.
Garlic Fan? Ever used minced garlic in a jar and want to explain what's up?
I love garlic, but I'm so lazy and the clove seems like a mission to me. Yes, I'm THAT lazy. Jarred seems awesome, except it had such little taste.
What is your LEAST favorite workout? Do you ever feel like you have a hard time controlling your pace?
Tempos are definitely toughest for me. I hate checking my Garmin constantly to see how my pace is, and I end up really stressed out rather than relaxed. My speed options seem to be all out SPRINT or nice and slow. Any tips?
P.S. Guess who is having another giveaway tomorrow? Stay tuned!