Posts Tagged by Spinning
|October 13, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
I am officially so confused!! Basically, yesterday someone left a comment for me on Formspring to let me know they had found a website with my race result from Saturday, and it’s COMPLETELY different from what I had heard! Time, placing, EVERYTHING was different!! Has anyone ever had this with races before with different sets of results? I’m going to ask my coach when I see him next week (he wasn’t at practice today), but I don’t understand at all!! It really upset me at first, cos these results are much worse!! But I’ll wait to see what Coach says about it all (P.S. If the person who Formspringed me reading this, thank you for letting me know!)
Looking good post-run
I went back to see the sports doctor about my tibial bone stress.
He said that it is healing, and that I definitely should not do any more than I am doing (I’m only running twice a week during team training) and he said that I should not really be racing. I explained to him that if possible I need to run the next few races to be in with a chance of qualifying for Nationals and stuff, so he said that it should be fine as long as I treat them more like tempo runs than actual races, and hopefully it should be totally healed within the next two months! I’ll take it!
Now onto slightly more trivial updates…
I have been LOVING autumnal (yes ‘autumn’ not ‘fall’ cos I’m a Brit thank you anonymous commenter! ) oatmeal lately…
Apple-cinnamon oatmeal, with cashew butter stirred in
Caramel-Pumpkin oatmeal! Pumpkin oatmeal with caramel pudding and a pumpkin scuffin. Baked goods as an oatmeal topping is the best thing ever!!
The scuffins by the way are from Oh She Glows (recipe found here), and I make a few minor changes (e.g. no chia seeds) but they are my all-time FAVOURITE pumpkin recipe, and one of my general favourites too!!
I am having the best time training with my team! I’m so glad that for the time being at least, I can still run with them twice a week! And NEWS FLASH I am no longer the slowest person yaay!
3 miles of warm-up/cooldown+drills, and then repeats and stuff! I was pretty frustrated by my 5.01 min/mile split! I was trying so hard to break 5 min/mile!!
NEXT TIME I will for sure!
I refuelled afterwards by crumbling a pumpkin scuffin (obsessed!) into a half empty soy yoghurt pot:
Keeping it cool and classy as always
I have early morning spin class tomorrow, with my fave instructor (super-hardcore ex-military, ultra-marathoner man- he ‘mentions’ that every time haha!). And if I’m going to be able to crawl out of bed at some crazy hour, I need to get some sleep! I am NOT a super-early morning person normally!
So I’m off to get some shut-eye! And yes I will be wearing my workout clothes to bed…always classy
Help me out here runners: have you ever had any confusion over race times? I’ve never had this before! Obviously your Garmin always says something different to the actual results, but I’ve never seen two completely different sets of official results before!
What is one thing you are aiming for in your next few workouts/runs? To break the 5 min/mile in my next set of repeats! Although next session is hills…hmmm!
How much sleep do you get on average? Ok, I’ll admit it now…currently about 6 hours. I know I know, it’s bad!! I’m working on it haha!
Have a great end to the week friends! <3
|June 22, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Howdy guys!! Hope you’re having a good day!! Thank you all so much for the comments on yesterday’s post!! I loved hearing what you are thankful for, and your kind words meant a lot!! It’s taking a lot of patience and self-discipline not to go straight back into in but I know I have to go slow. I’m just going to be thankful for every moment
YAAAY thank you Chelsey! I’m sposed to give you 7 things about myself, but since I’ve already done that (on my Fave Posts page!), I’ll give you 7 Confessions from today…
I seriously cannot thank Amanda enough for introducing me to this amazing idea. Caramel pudding as an oatmeal topping= best idea EVER!! I made more of Julie’s peanut butter granola specially for the occasion
2. I am addicted to stuffed dates. I had such strong stuffed-date cravings this morning that I went out and bought Medjool dates specially. I had run out and it had been WAY too long (like, 3 days!! )
Stuffed with crunchy PB mmmmm….
4. I am seriously starting to LOVE the weights!! Even though it can leave me in pain…
…it really kicks my butt and I LOVE seeing results!! I CAN SEE MUSCLES WOOOO! My morning date with the weights was AWESOME! And an amazing weight training book that has been raved about recently by everyone (any guesses?!) is winging its way to me as I type…
BUT as my spin instructor always says, more sweat is a GOOD thing and means you’re fitter! Thanks, but I’d still take the non-sweaty look any day!
6. My ‘snacks’ are basically meals. Tropical Protein Oatmeal was one of my afternooon snacks:
1/2 cup oats, soy milk and 1/2 scoop tropical protein powder, topped with the last of my PB&Co Crunch Time! BUT guess what tomorrow’s breakfast will be in…?
7. I sneak into newsagents and read their running magazines without buying them. I DO always buy Runner’s World, but otherwise it just gets too expensive. So I do it my (illegal?) way!
They’ll never see me if I hide behind it…right?
‘Fess up people! Give me a confession please!
What is your favourite bit about strength training? So much!! The results (obviously!), the way it works me REALLY hard when I lift heavy, and the way my appetite increases a TON! And that’s seriously saying something!
Favourite magazine/s? Runner’s World all the way! *Almost* worth the fiver it costs… I also like Running Fitness!
P.S. I’ll tag some commenters in tomorrows post to get this award!
Have an AMAZING rest of the week friends!! <3
|June 3, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Friday Favourites|
HEY friends, and Happy Friday/Weekend!! Had a good Friday?
It’s Friday Faves time!!
I looove it!! I used Ultra-Bran cereal and added cocoa powder, and topped with crunchy sunflower seed butter. Can’t beat that on a Friday morning!!
2. Friday Sweat!! Spin with my FAVE spin teacher was AWESOME!
LOVED every second, even though I was the gimp who couldn’t do any of the standing stuff! It is really paying off though!! I haven’t done ANYTHING that might put stress on my shin, and today I was down to a 1/10 on the pain!! YESSS!! Anyway, I also did 15 mins of upper body weights before, and as soon as I left the spin room, I saw Friends was on TV, so obviously I glued my butt to a bike until it finished!
It will NEVER get old. Ever.
My usual tropical one, topped with muesli and PB&Co Crunch Time. Tofu in smoothies is just amazing trust me, and makes them so much higher in protein! Tofu love
4. The SUN!! It was out today in London, and it was actually quite hot!!! So I took Buddy out on a nice long walk in a country park.
Hello runner’s feet. I need a pedicure and BADLY, but I don’t want to put any poor beautician through that torture!
Roasted courgette/zucchini, sweet tater with hummus, and a hummus+nooch stuffed mushroom. I may have gone back to top the veggies with hummus…not obsessed at all…
6. Blog work! The BLOGROLL is up friends!!
I hope I spelt everything right and got the right URLs! Please tell me if there are any mistakes!
I also updated my Emma’s Eats page! I’m loving the Pancakes section personally
Bring on Pancake Sunday I say!
Sorry guys but I may never wash my hair again. And dry shampoo I will never again forsake you for the real thing. You are so much better.
What was one of your Friday Faves? Share with me pleeease!
Favourite hummus flavour? Roasted red pepper, and this spicy Piquant one!
Random Q: What is your favourite colour? Green I think! Haha I guess you can tell by my blog colour!
Have an AMAZING weekend!! Love you friends!!
|April 27, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under What I...Wednesday|
Howdy chicas!! I LOVED hearing your workout accomplishments and upcoming race plans yesterday! Y’all ROCK! Interesting thoughts on the whole bagel/bagel thin thing too…and I’ve got an email about it actually that I want to share with you guys! I’ll have to check first if the sender doesn’t mind, but prepare for a slightly controversial post coming up…!
Anyway, it’s What I…Wednesday! I LOVE seeing everyone’s posts on this!! Jen you are a genius
What I Worked:
…then an hour long spin class. I love spin SO MUCH!!
And today’s instructor was the BEST!! She’s psychic I swear. Whenever I started to die and let up (SUPER-LONG HILL SPRINTS) she would sense it and yell at me to push harder! Love. Her.
What I Ate:
Just a few highlights for ya!
Sweet Tater-Raisin oatmeal, with tons of cinnamon
Tropical Banana Bread in a Bowl. 1 cup cereal, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup banana soy milk, 1/2 scoop Tropical protein powder, xanthan gum, 1 tbsp coconut butter + shredded coconut. No kidding people you HAVE to try this recipe of Katie’s!! It is SO YUMMY!
Polenta cooked with vegan butter and nooch, leftover vegan shepherd’s pie (yesterday’s dinner), broccoli and red pepper. This was my first ever time trying polenta…I like!! Especially all buttery and noochey…mmm…
Stuffed peppers (stuffed with brown rice in a spicy sauce+ chopped veggies) served with baked tofu and Brussels sprouts
Finished my dark chocolate Easter Egg! Best way to eat it I discovered is by breaking off bits and dipping it in PB. How normal…!
That isn’t just any copy of Runner’s World my friends. That is the special Paula Radcliffe issue!! (If you don’t know, I am obsessed with her and she is my idol!)
The woman who saw me taking this photo had the FUNNIEST look on her face!! I wanted to take a photo of HER but I think that would’ve pushed her to call the crazy institute to take me away, because judging from her expression she was clearly considering it already.
Anyways, I’m off to spend some quality time with Paula. Well, I’ve already read it (of course!) but I haven’t finished memorising it word-for-word yet, so I’d better get back to it!
Best thing you ate today? Dark chocolate egg dipped in PB…heaven!
What was your Wednesday Workout? Or was it a glorious rest day? Tellll me please!!
What was the most exciting thing to happen to you today/this week? Der, Paula Radcliffe issue of RW!!
Have an AMAZING rest of the week friends!! Love you guys SO much!!
P.S. Almost your last chance to email your Friday Fave (email@example.com) if you want to be featured this Friday! See here for details if you’re interested!! And I’ve been asked this twice and just to let everyone know that you DON’T have to be a blogger! If you’re a reader and want to be featured then I’d love to hear from you too!!
|April 20, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under What I...Wednesday|
Today I’m joining Jen from Peas and Crayons as well as tons of other bloggers, and I present to you, my ‘What I…Wednesday’!
What I Ate Wednesday
Okay, a prize to whoever is first to spot the theme in these foods:
Yeah I was on a bit of a roll with that combo today! But lets be honest, that is an AWESOME combo, only just behind PB+J.
Sweet potato and chickpeas covered in cinnamon and coconut oil and roasted. The coconut oil MADE this- DELISH!!
What I Read Wednesday
And then getting it SIGNED by her at the VLM expo?
Well I finished it today! The book is BRILLIANT- highly recommended! It has practical running advice for everyone, from beginners to experienced marathoners, and includes lots of training plans for races too. Anyway, I collaborated with a running coach today to create my own training plan for my first half in July! I am shooting for a sub 1.35 half in my main race in October (and whatever time I can get in July!), so bring on the training!
I’m going to do a Training Tuesday post next week to show you the plan and talk it, my injury, etc. The plan looks GREAT but so hard in parts!! I’m definitely looking forward to those 8 mile tempo runs at a 7 min/mile pace…!
What I Worked Wednesday
There’s nothing like an hour full of sprints and hill climbs in a tiny hot room packed full of other sweaty crazies to wake you up in the morning!
I think I spent more time bouncing up and down on it than anything else to be honest, and thankfully, since it was early, there was only one old man to watch me fall off again and again…
So a MOVE for ya! According to Runner’s World, this is proven to be THE best core move. And Runner’s World are never wrong.
Here’s how to do it: I think I managed it once on the thousandth time of trying- SCORE!! I’ll keep trying though until I can do it like the woman above without falling into the mirror like I did today!! The old man was tres jealous of my skills.
What I Dreamed Of Wednesday
In August I am hitting HAWAII baby!! I can’t wait…BRING ON SUMMER!!
Your turn: Tell me what you worked/read/ate/dreamed of! Share time pretty please!
Do you always follow race training plans, or do you just wing it? I’ve tried it both ways now, and I think I prefer having a plan- it means I definitely incorporate all the different workouts that’ll make me a stronger runner, including those easy/recovery runs!! Some people work well without one though, so I guess it just depends on you!
Where are you going on holiday/vacation this year? Make me jealous!!
Enjoy the rest of your week friends!! Have a great day!!