Thanks for the advice on the running shoes and interval training.
I’ve bought a new pair of running shoes. They are Brooks and the same as my old running shoes. I tried them on when I bought the other pair and they too felt great on my feet. Only the store had them in red/white which I didn’t want. Searching the internet I found out that they were available in blue/white too so I bought them online as I already tried them on. And they were 10% cheaper than when I bought them in the store.
As for the interval I’m going to do that outside and see if I like it. The advantage is that I can do that in the morning before work. The treadmill is in the gym which opens at 8 am when I’m usually already at work.
All my runs this week have been in the morning before work. I get up at 5.15 am and am outside at 5.30 am. I love it, you start your day refreshed and I have more energy during the day. When I come home I have all the time for Bella that she needs now that she’s growing. She needs longer walks now.
The only thing is that I’m still trying to find balance in my bedtime. I’m used getting to sleep between 11 and 11.30 pm but that leaves about 6 hours sleep. I need at least 6.5 to 7 hours sleep a night. But on the other hand I don’t want to be in bed by 10.15 pm, my evening is too short then. So I need to find out what works for me.
What do you do when you have planned an early morning run? Do you go to bed very early or normal time?
As for the eating, I’m starting on that after the weekend. No diet, no counting calories, nothing like that. Just eat healthy and think about what I eat and exercise of course. No diet anymore for me, I’m totally done with that.
This morning it was time for my long run. I had to run 7K according to my schedule. When I first started I didn’t really feel like running but made a deal with myself I had to run at least 5K. During the run it got better and I ended up doing 7K without walking. My new shoes make such a difference, now I realized I really had to replace the old ones.
Weather: cloudy, a little bit of wind, ± 18C / 64 degrees.
Distance: 7 K / 4.3 miles
Average time: 7:02 /km
Average speed: 8.5 km/hour
Fran’s daily outfit: