Running Favorites!


Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 3m 4 x 400s (all @ 5:39/pace)

I ended my 8 X 400s workout early today because my legs are still not recovered from the 14 miler I did Sunday. Sometimes you need to take an extra rest day after a tough workout. Easy to make that choice when stiff legs and slight pain in the outside of my knee says stop. (No worries, on my way to the chiro now to have him work his magic.) Hopefully i’ll get back to redo that workout Thursday. I’ll show those 400s who’s boss.  And sidenote: i’m gonna pat myself on the back for being smart enough not to push through pain….even though I really wanted to finish the workout.

Sarah over at Irish Runner Chick tagged me to answer a couple of questions about my running favorites. This is way more fun than me talking about DNF’ing a workout 🙂

1) Location: Trail, Road, or Indoors?

I honestly don’t think i’ve ran enough on trails to say I like them more than asphalt paths, but one day i’m sure i’ll run hundreds of miles on the dirt and fall in love! Roads right now, trails in the future, death before the treadmill & decaf.


2) Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening? 

Noon. I’m a strange, middle-of-the-day, type person. I get everything done between 9-5 like a job. I like sleeping in and going to bed early. Hell, i just like sleeping. What else is there to do when you’re not running?

3) Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot? 

Sunshine. I joke all the time that i’m solar powered. Or that I’d like a large collection of sunglasses. Either way.

4) Fuel: Before, After, and sometimes during?

Lately I’ve been fasting before morning workouts/runs (i’ll do a blog post soon about it). Only during long runs (8+ miles) do I take in fuel & I ALWAYS refuel after a workout within the recommended 30 minute timeframe.

5) Accessories: Music, Watch & More?

Garmin Forerunner 10 always, music if it’s over 5 miles, FlipBelt if I need Honey Stinger packets & phone/keys, sunglasses to look cool/save myself from wrinkles… I think that’s it?


6) Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?

When It’s cold out, Coffee. In the summer it’s an ice cold beer. Sunday was kinda in the middle and I had a chocolate peanut butter porter…Sweet Baby Jesus! This is definitely my favorite name for a beer, and it tastes AMAZING. I’m not a stout or porter person, but this beer is perfection.


7) Type of run: Long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression, or recovery/easy?

Tempos. They are most challenging to me and I feel accomplished when it’s done.

Now it’s your turn! Running Out of Wine, Run Salt Run, Run for the Pizza, Blog About Running, Running Around the Bend, Lily Runs the World, Ms Katie Blaze

Answer a question or two from the list!

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Author: She's Going the Distance


9 thoughts on “Running Favorites!

  1. Whoa, I’m not usually one for “flavored” beers, but that chocolate peanut butter porter sounds amazing. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for it. I’m sure you made the right call taking it a little easier with your workout today since you weren’t feeling it. I know it isn’t easy to do, but if you felt pain, it was probably best to stop.

  2. That beer sounds so good! There are some days when I just crave a beer post run but usually I am also happy with coffee and a good breakfast.
    Nice job being smart about your workout- hope your chiro can work his magic!
    Thanks for the tag!

  3. When I was in Portland a couple of summers ago I tired there Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana and Peanut Butter Ale. It was……….interesting. Needed four people to finish 22oz. Seems like Baby Jesus might be a little more palatable.

  4. I know all about DNFing workouts right now. It’s good you knew to stop though and you will kill it next time! (You were killing it when you had to slow it down anyway!)
    Anyway…sunshine all the way. I think I might be solar powered too. No wonder I’m always so miserable and run down in the winter. It’s so gray and gross here!

  5. Good stuff! I’m going to steal the “questionnaire” if you don’t mind. 🙂

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