Oh boy, this run was tough! But I made it through! Ha! With a 6 mile race in less than three weeks (eek!), I’d better get some longer runs done!
Today we went back to the trail, which is still muddy, as it rained again last night. I’m starting to wonder if cleaning my running shoes is even worth the effort. A second pair of shoes for indoor workouts would be awesome, wouldn’t it? Oh how I wish I had some money …
- Distance: 5.2 miles (8,4 km)
- Time: 58:40 minutes
- Average pace: 11:16 min/mile
- Feeling: Hungry
Well, not bad at all! That was by far the longest run in quite a while, and I didn’t even stop once. The last mile was really hard, but I’m positive that I could do another 0.8 miles if I had to.
Lately I have significantly increased my workouts. I usually run 2-3 times per week, I do my strength sessions at the gym twice a week, and sometimes I add a short 20 minute bike ride. And now I’m so hungry! I’ve always had an enormous appetite, but lately it’s been even worse! It’s almost embarrassing. To avoid gaining weight, I try to eat mostly fresh fruit, vegetables, and salads, but to be honest, what I really want is ice cream, cookies, and chocolate in any form. Is this really post-workout hunger or just PMS? Only time will tell.
I mean, this is really weird. I don’t even train for a marathon, but my appetite is still out of control on some days.
How do you deal with post-workout hunger?
Have a great week!