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    Quote Originally Posted by nonsequitur View Post
    Sounds awesome, good luck! Is there a goal time that you want to hit? Or a particular placing?
    My standards are pretty low. An 8.5-9.5 minute mile would be great (I'm at a 9.5-10.5 minute mile now). Time will most likely be my focus, instead of placing, since my city is pretty athletic.

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    You might want to alternate fartleks with more structured high intensity intervals to increase your aerobic capacity. HIIT takes less time as well, which would be great for a work day workout.
    How does that work? Is that also running-specific?

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    I'm assuming that you'll be doing the long run as a tempo run?
    Yep!

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    Yoga would be great for recovery!
    Totally. And really good for upper body and core strength.

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    Do you eat after 9pm because you get hungry? Or is it a craving/boredom thing?
    I think I perceive it as hunger and it really isn't? Or it's idleness+tiredness?

    Either way, as this week has gone on and I've been eating healthy more often, and exercising more, I haven't been craving food in the evenings as much. Fingers crossed that that'll last.
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    My first EVER treadmill workout was yesterday. It felt good, and got me really motivated, while also being an objectively bad workout. I didn't realize how unsteady I am as a runner, in a way that made it difficult to adapt to a steady treadmill pace (and a very narrow area on which you are allowed to run). I didn't run all that far, or with a whole lot of intensity (til the end), but I wanted to go easy on myself on the first day -- especially since I started to feel it in my knees pretty early. Maybe I run differently on the treadmill?

    Anyway. I'm going back to the gym tomorrow (either morning or after work). Not sure if I'll do a tempo run or some sort of interval something-or-another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    My first EVER treadmill workout was yesterday. It felt good, and got me really motivated, while also being an objectively bad workout. I didn't realize how unsteady I am as a runner, in a way that made it difficult to adapt to a steady treadmill pace (and a very narrow area on which you are allowed to run). I didn't run all that far, or with a whole lot of intensity (til the end), but I wanted to go easy on myself on the first day -- especially since I started to feel it in my knees pretty early. Maybe I run differently on the treadmill?

    Anyway. I'm going back to the gym tomorrow (either morning or after work). Not sure if I'll do a tempo run or some sort of interval something-or-another.
    Treadmill running is about the only way I can run, unfortunately. My lungs have an easier time inside than out. It is definitely harder on knees! And just downright boring.

    Starting Tuesday, my life will be semi-normal again! I'll be back in my apartment, hopefully on a fairly normal cooking/work schedule. I'm planning to make a few things that I've made before to start. I need to get motivated to look up new recipes to try again. I was doing so well for awhile but I've been pretty apathetic about it lately. To Pinterest!
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    I made something new! Spicy Southwestern Salad with Avocado Dressing. I wasn't feeling the vegetarian thing, so I used the potato seasoning on chicken breast tenders, with the addition of granulated garlic. It was really, really, yummy! The only other thing I would change would be to replace some of the water in the dressing with oil. It doesn't coat the lettuce very well without enough fat.

    Exercise. Hmmm. I downloaded the yoga app that @EJCC recommended. I really like it! However it's just not the same as going to an actual yoga class. Doing yoga in my living room on my phone just doesn't have quite the same effect. So, I will be looking for a reasonably priced studio somewhere near my house. In the meantime I am going to commit to doing cardio in the gym at my apartment complex/some form of cardio 3x a week, and yoga afterwards on the app.
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    @EJCC

    Things like when the best time of day to run is more linked to when one who natural habits of their normal waking time; there is no ideal time to run.

    From personal experience, when running a short training run of less than a few miles in the morning it is best to have something small to eat as soon as one wakes up, such an energy bar or banana and a small glass of water, so by the time they have got ready then they should be good to go. It is possible for someone with a decent diet to run a short training run of a few miles on an empty stomach, since the body uses its fat reserves as energy. It only when one tries to do a longer run or maximum effort for too long that the is a risk of using all the glycogen from the body. I only train in the morning at the weekend and that is only so I used to running in the morning for races.

    Having run over forty 5k races, and if I was training for my first 5k again I would run at max speed three times a week for a 3k each time for about three times a week, for a couple of months, before increasing a couple of the runs to 5k the month before the race, and forget all the pretentious kinds of running plans methods. But that might just be me.

    P.S Treadmills are boring.
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    Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.

    Narcissism, plain and simple.
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    Some quick recipe reviews.

    The Iron You: Eggplant Parmesan Quinoa Casserole = Pretty good, if you like that sort of thing. All the benefits of eggplant parm without as much of a carb coma as if it had been paired with pasta. Plus, I didn't need to buy any extra groceries for it. (I cut the recipe in half.) On the other hand, it would taste better with pasta.

    Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins - Pinch of Yum = SO GOOD. And so easy! Will definitely make again. Love the crunchy cinnamon sugar topping.

    Simple Peach Iced Tea | Minimalist Baker Recipes = Made it the last time I had several friends over, and it was a big hit. Would definitely make again. (Also, the leftover sugary peaches from the simple syrup process are so. good. I ate them in oats for breakfast for the next few mornings but they would really taste good in anything.)
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    ^ That peach tea sounds AMAZING. Mostly I want to make it so I can have sugary peaches for my oatmeal.

    I rock climbed for the first time about two and half months tonight. I didn't lose as much strength as I anticipated. But oh my gosh does that endurance go away fast. Definitely use it or lose it. Considering I am going to feel it tomorrow. Considering I am going to be outdoor climbing in Spokane, WA in about a week, I should have gotten back in the rock gym weeks ago. Ouch.
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    Food update!

    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Sunday late-afternoon-through-late-evening binge cooking:

    how to make bhindi masala recipe (tonight's dinner for me and my roommate, using up our CSA okra)

    Broccoli Rabe Peanut Soba Noodles - Cookie and Kate (lunches for the next several days -- substituted kale for broccoli rabe)

    Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins - Pinch of Yum (using up an apple that was about to go bad -- or maybe it already went bad? hopefully I won't get food poisoning)

    and a blueberry banana smoothie with oats and ground flaxseed, for breakfast tomorrow.
    The apples were good, as usual, and the okra curry was good too! Not something I'd seek out usually, but definitely a good go-to for if I ever have fresh okra lying around (which, in this case, I did).

    The noodle recipe is @Showbread's and my return to cooking the same recipe once a week and comparing notes. My general vote is that I like it! Even though I eat peanut soba noodles fairly regularly, I don't think I've eaten them hot for a very long time. Just as noodle salad, or slaw. But this tasted really good warm, and I liked it with kale. I may have liked it more with the toppings they suggested? I'll put some sesame seeds on them before I re-heat them tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    The noodle recipe is @Showbread's and my return to cooking the same recipe once a week and comparing notes. My general vote is that I like it! Even though I eat peanut soba noodles fairly regularly, I don't think I've eaten them hot for a very long time. Just as noodle salad, or slaw. But this tasted really good warm, and I liked it with kale. I may have liked it more with the toppings they suggested? I'll put some sesame seeds on them before I re-heat them tomorrow.
    I really enjoyed this recipe but unfortunately it does not reheat well. Next time I will probably leave the sauce separate. I put cilantro on mine (because I put cilantro on everything) and it was a nice touch.

    Food:
    Re-making Spanish Chicken and Potatoes tonight. It was a little boring last time, but I am omitting the potatoes, adding extra salt/pepper and garlic, and adding the leftover kale. Hopefully this will jazz it up a little. The tomatoes and eggplant are also currently in season, as opposed to last time I made this. I bought them at the farmer's market, so hopefully they don't disappoint!

    I also bought some zucchini at the farmer's market that is going to become zucchini bread today. It's a normal full-fat, refined flour recipe so I am going to try to tweak it it a bit. I'll replace some of the flour with WW pastry, and some of the oil with applesauce. Might cut back on the sugar a bit as well. If it goes well, I will post it! I got it from my bestie's mom, so I can't link it.

    Exercise:

    I did cardio at the gym, then did my physical therapy exercises yesterday. A little bit sore, which is good. I'll do my physical therapy exercises this afternoon, and then I'll be rock climbing tonight. I'm going outdoor climbing in Spokane, WA this weekend and I'm desperately trying to get my feet re-acclimated to my climbing shoes again. If I don't succeed it will not be a fun weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Showbread View Post
    I really enjoyed this recipe but unfortunately it does not reheat well. Next time I will probably leave the sauce separate. I put cilantro on mine (because I put cilantro on everything) and it was a nice touch.
    Weird. I've been enjoying it re-heated. What flavors have been bothering you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Showbread View Post
    Re-making Spanish Chicken and Potatoes tonight. It was a little boring last time, but I am omitting the potatoes, adding extra salt/pepper and garlic, and adding the leftover kale. Hopefully this will jazz it up a little. The tomatoes and eggplant are also currently in season, as opposed to last time I made this. I bought them at the farmer's market, so hopefully they don't disappoint!
    Mmm, sounds like that would be a really good pasta/quinoa topping.

    Quote Originally Posted by Showbread View Post
    I also bought some zucchini at the farmer's market that is going to become zucchini bread today. It's a normal full-fat, refined flour recipe so I am going to try to tweak it it a bit. I'll replace some of the flour with WW pastry, and some of the oil with applesauce. Might cut back on the sugar a bit as well. If it goes well, I will post it! I got it from my bestie's mom, so I can't link it.
    ZUCCHINI BREAD. Damn it why didn't I think of that a few days ago?? I have zucchini I've been wanting to use up. Ah well. Hopefully my roommate will use it up before the next CSA share comes in tomorrow.

    Looking forward to the recipe (if it turns out well)!

    Quote Originally Posted by Showbread View Post
    I did cardio at the gym, then did my physical therapy exercises yesterday. A little bit sore, which is good. I'll do my physical therapy exercises this afternoon, and then I'll be rock climbing tonight. I'm going outdoor climbing in Spokane, WA this weekend and I'm desperately trying to get my feet re-acclimated to my climbing shoes again. If I don't succeed it will not be a fun weekend.
    Good luck!
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