Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Personal Record…I think

FIT The other day, I noticed that my Nike+ iPod was acting up and cheated me out of some mileage. Well the same thing happened tonight. Hubbers joined me for my routine 3 miles. I like running with him because I tend to push myself a little bit more than when I’m alone. We were running at a quick, but comfortable pace. Close to the end of our route, my Nike+ registered at 2.77 miles. I decided to make the route longer to clock a full 3.0 miles. This was not the smartest idea. I slowed my average pace and cheated myself out of a run that would make my 3 week speed goal of 9:00/miles or less. I ran a 9:03 according to my Nike+. I came home, though and used map my run. (Stats below) I think I need to go to the track and recalibrate my sensor. Maybe it’s because I’ve been picking up my pace lately?

Feast your eyes on this personal record!!!!

Distance: 3.25 miles
Time: 27:29
Avg. Pace: 8:27/mile (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Max HR: 184 bpm
Avg. HR: 169 bpm
Calories: 343 (25% fat)
Power Through Song: “When Love Takes Over” David Guetta (I listened to it 3 times during this run!)

I have to say, I felt awesome after this run. I wish it could count toward my Nike+ speed goal, but that will come in time.

Hubbers did notice my erratic breathing. My brother also noticed it last week. I sound like I’m working much harder than I am and I know if I could get my breathing under control, I’d perform way better.

Any tips out there for improving breathing while running?

And check out my new Nike+ box in the sidebar!

HEALTHYHere are the eats from last night/today:

MONDAY (Dinner)


Wild Sockeye salmon with lemon, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil and oregano and spinach salad with avocado, tomatoes and lemon vinaigrette.


After dinner, I settled down with some mango-tangerine sorbet and the new Pottery Barn catalog. I was swooning over the catalog.




I wanted some cold crunchiness, so I poured a bowl of Kashi H2H with almond milk, blueberries and strawberries.


A chocolate chip Zbar while getting my hair cut and colored.


Lunch was out on the deck with my new issue of Fitness magazine and a tall glass of seltzer.P1020578

Lavash wrap with hummus, shredded carrot, broccoli slaw and red peppers and…


a juicy peach.

Afternoon Snacks

I was feeling snack-y this afternoon while working on high school reunion stuff. I had a few mini pb cups from TJ’s the other day and some Tempting Trail mix (also from TJ’s).


Hubbers has been requesting steak. I bought his favorite (skirt steak) and made the traditional Brazilian topping called molinha. It’s basically bruschetta – tomatoes, onions, parsley, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.

The carnivore’s plate:


I made him a cucumber and tomato salad along side.


Not-so-carnivore’s plate – see a difference? Just a little bit. I had quinoa salad with zucchini, red onion, garlic, tomatoes, lemon juice and olive oil.


Kat Graz said...

I am loving the blog!!!

To help you with your breathing issue I asked Dave's Boss who is a running coach at Adelphi and is a Marathoner. Here are her exact words: "you are probably doing a lot of shallow chest breathing you need to concentrate on more diaphramatic deep breathing, start by practicing deep chest breathing while standing, then incorporate it into walking and when you are feeling more comfortable with it start to phase it into your running" Hope that helps!!!

Andrea said...

Thank you Kat! I'm going to try it. I'll let you know how it works out!