I ran with Alex. Fifteen 400s. He explains the workout and gives our/my times. I was stride for stride with him on that last lap, but couldn’t push past him. I’ll take 73 seconds. My legs are still tired, overly tired I think, so I was surprised I ran and felt as well as I did today. The last set was a bit of a push, but running with a good group certainly helps the motivation and energy levels. Like Alex, I run better out in front. Thanks to Jorge, Michael, Andrew, Lisa (who slummed with us for a lap or two) and others for a great workout.
Afterwards, as is usually the case when I workout hard in the morning, I was very hungry all day. I had a peach for the afternoon, but ate it, and was disappointed, around 1:00. I was so desperate around 3:00 that I got something (cookies!) from the vending machine at work for the first time in months. Feeling guilty, I counted calories. After the cookies I had consumed ~1100 calories for the day. My sources tell me that 2500 is normal for a guy, and maybe 3000 for someone who is exercising pretty vigorously. Is that close? I don’t know, and I don’t know what my total for the day was. But I don’t really want to go down that road of counting calories and fat grams and being obsessive about what I eat all the time. Jessica thinks I need to eat more. Gilbert has urged me to eat better. I just think I need to eat more better.
Wow, I’m blogging about eating a peach and counting calories?! Yuck, I’m one of those people. I have nothing left to say.