Brenda Herron ran: 5 min of easy warm up...

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  • 3 miles
  • 00:25 time
  • 10:00 pace
  • 277 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
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good Driveway intervals 2.5 mi 00:25 10:00 pace

5 min of easy warm up, 15 min of intervals up the driveway and back down, 5 min cool down. Did 13 sprints up the driveway...had to tell the legs they could do it! LOL Feel much better then yesterday after a good nights sleep and some regular food!

  • Mike K.
    Mike K.

    Nice sprints -

    2 months ago Like

  • Pj M.
    Pj M.

    Nice job and great sprinting..

    2 months ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    Nice driveway!

    2 months ago Like

  • Pj M.
    Pj M.

    So Brenda, what do you do for a good warm-up prior to your 5-8 mile runs? I need some good tips and what do you eat or drink before you run? :) . Help a struggling runner out please. ha ha

    2 months ago Like

  • Brenda H.
    Brenda H.

    PJ...on the morning I run, I am usually up at 6:30...cup of coffee...chores...feeding the animals. Then for breakfasts its usually an english muffin, two eggs and some avacado. Sometimes a protein pancake and eggs. I have a supergreens type of drink I have also with a good dose of BCAA in it. About an hour later I head out for my run. Warm up is usually some skips with high knees, leg swings, walking lunges, side lunges, etc. Sometimes I will roll a bit before heading out if hip is tight

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  • Brenda H.
    Brenda H.

    For afternoon runs, I try and have some oatmeal or rice about an hour or two before I run. Half hour before I try and get some BCAA in or/and a pre workout. Afternoon runs I usually drag a bit more.
    Yesterday my warm up was some high skips, lunges, easy jog, more skips, high knees, just kinda what ever I feel like I need to try and loosen things up. My hip flexors, and hips get tight so I try and do lots of hip mobility moves before intervals.

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  • Brenda H.
    Brenda H.

    Some mornings my breakfast is not enough and I am still hungry before heading out. I may grab half a protein bar or a handful of almonds then just to keep me from getting too hungry. I have noticed if I don't have a good dinner the night before I run in the morning it does not matter what breakfast is...I am still dragging a bit. It is a constant adjusting and trying to figure out the body game for sure.

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  • Pj M.
    Pj M.

    Thanks. You eat a lot more then I do before I'm running, so that may be my issue for sure. I'm WFPB-vegan, so I'm not getting a lot of dense calories at all. I do find if I eat really light at dinner, the next morning in the gym I'm dragging.. I need to work on fueling up a bit better. :)

    2 months ago Like1 person

  • J J
    J J

    Fab sprints! And thx for sharing your meal/fuel strategy !! :)

    2 months ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    I never eat before a morning run unless i'm going to a race. But I also do not run more than 10 miles /16km as a training run any more either. I used to carry figs, dates and chocolate for marathon training runs. I'm probably not a good example though. My body is super efficient with food and I don't ever eat very much.

    2 months ago Like

  • Brenda H.
    Brenda H.

    Pierre...I have fasted trained on morning runs before when I was doing relays and had to just get up and out the door at 4:30am for a quick run #1...run #2 in the afternoon. I remember getting pretty light headed at times on those short 4 mile AM runs. I don't eat a lot at night...that is probable the reason. If I had eaten a bigger dinner it maybe different.
    I may add some early morning fasted runs to change the body up a bit.

    2 months ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    I don't eat much at night either. I think it is good to train your body this way, but I'm no expert and this is fringe science.. that is, it's not something there is much evidence to support, or many researchers who have tried to study it. Anecdotally, several sub4 marathoners I know do the same.

    2 months ago Like