Later that day I knew I had fuel up for the next day's early morning workout Tab and I decided to branch out and try some Lebanese culture and Chadra's in the hospital district. This is great food, but honestly I don't know everything I was eating, but it was good and proved to be a good pre workout meal. The picture is plate 1 of 2.
Then we did some shopping in the Central Market where you can tons of healthy food. But I had enough health food for the day and was looking for desert so we found the ice cream aisle. In this picture it looks like I am trying to make a serious decision on which flavor to get. I defintely ate about 4 or more servings of this (after dinner).
Up and at'em early the next morning for a long bike ride with 1x60 min. at a really strong effort on a hilly route. I have gotten better at the hills as I used the big ring most of the time on the hills. Although there was this one hill near the end of the ride which is a tough climb, it was really scary going down as it is fast and curvy out on Lakeside Dr. I was scared to pedal down that thing. I had a good ride and was using a different sports drink as the hot weather has been playing with me a lot lately making me feel like I'm gonna puke with the old sports drink so I switched and felt a lot better this time around, except I could feel my breakfast for awhile. But overall I was fueled really good and had a good run but Coach Brent told me to slow down as we crossed each others paths on the run. I need to run at effort I can hold that for a half marathon not a 10k. I hit splits of 5.42 and 5.46 the first two miles but the third mile I slowed down purposefully to 6.15 but the 4th mile was rough at 6.27. I put in a good effort the last bit or so and picked it up some.
Last week in training I didn't finish one of the workouts last weekend due to the heat and called it in early. I am glad this weekend turned out to be a lot better. BSLT 70.3 is less than three weeks away. It will be here before you know it. I got a week or so left of some hard training, then it's taper time.