EAT – (Enhanced Anaerobic Threshold)

Enhanced Anaerobic Threshold - Pic courtesy of MB Tepper

Enhanced Anaerobic Threshold – Pic courtesy of MB Tepper

Heart Rate Based Training is definitely all about patience!  Talk about a roller coaster of different emotions (and speed) these past 12 weeks!  Often times I found myself wondering if all the slow runs were really going to pay off.  I have been loving the speed workouts that have been thrown in each week but I have to admit, when I first started this training program, I had my doubts!

Baked Zucchini Crisps

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Heck yes!  Zucchini season has arrived in full swing!  Get ready to put those fries aside and have some tasty and crispy Zucchini Crisps.  Trust me, even non-zucchini lovers will love these.  My husband ate them like he was eating a bag of chips 0r something, and he honestly does not care for zucchini.

Parsley Pesto with Walnuts

Parsley Pesto

Parsley Pesto with Walnuts

Do you ever sit and dream about ways you can jazz up your food?  How about clever toppings for your fish or crusty bread?  This may not surprise you, but I literally have dreams at night for recipes to try…I know, my brain doesn’t stop cooking even when I’m asleep, especially when I have a long run coming up!  I do my best to make sure I am getting a fair amount of carbs the night before a long run!  The right amount of protein.  Not too much fiber.  Ha…I guess this is a good sign I’m doing what I love, cooking, running, and blogging about it.  THANKS for reading!

Moving forward with Pick-Ups on Steroids

 

Giving myself a pat on the back after a hot and humid EE run with PickUps on Steroids. SUCCESSFULLY executed

Giving myself a pat on the back after a hot and humid EE run with PickUps on Steroids. SUCCESSFULLY executed!

Do you remember how much fun I had on this Easy Effort run with 20 second Pick-Ups?  Today was even more fun!  My training program called for Pick-Ups on Steroids.  They even sound cool don’t you think?  The pick-ups on steroids are very similar, but in my opinion, much more fun with more speed thrown in!