How's that for even stevens? I made myself go slow this morning. I want nothing messing up my long run tomorrow morning, and if I were to get sore from feeling like Speedy Gonzalez, then I'd only have myself to blame. So right now all I can think about is what sort of crazy routes I'm going to take tomorrow morning to be able to get in that many miles for my long run. There are only so many places I feel comfortable running in this town.
I've been thinking a lot lately about eating correctly for running. Other than changing my eating habits a few years ago for the better, I don't obsess like I know a lot of runners do. I try to make sure I'm getting enough water, and I'm even bad at that.
I'm fairly convinced that my poor performance at the half marathon was due to a poor day of eating the day prior. A hotel breakfast, half of a horrible salad for lunch, and a dinner that was too small considering I was going to burn 1500 calories the next morning.
So if any other runners want to weigh in on this - opinions? Do you keep track of what you eat religiously? I know I shouldn't eat six mini tostadas for dinner, but I know I also shouldn't just eat vegetables.