Saturday, May 14, 2011

Twinkie and Luther Fueled My 10 Mile Run This Morning

Let's see.  Three things to talk about today.  I did a 10 miler this morning.  Felt pretty good, although, I forgot to start my watch timer.  I know when I started and when I finished, but I don't know how long my water pit stops were.  I felt strong through 4 miles, just kept plodding one foot in front of the other through 8 miles and then got a second wind and felt strong again for the last 2 miles.  Overall, it took me 1 hour 29 minutes which includes 2 water breaks.  Maybe that's 4 minutes, so I ran somewhere between 8:30 and 9:00 minute miles.  Not great by any means, but I got it done.  Around the 7-8 mile mark, I started feeling slight pain and tightness in my left hip again like 2 weeks ago.  This time, I tried to push off a little harder, increase my turnover rate and by getting a little more toe off, I raised my center of gravity a little and ended up not pounding the pavement so hard.  That seemed to help.  I timed the last 3 miles and that was 24:30, so 8:10 per mile.  The first 3 miles was probably about the same or slightly faster, which means the middle 4 was considerably slower.

It has been a little over 2 hours since I finished my long run.  My lower right thigh, knee, and upper calf are killing me right now.  I am probably going to take a nap shortly and see if it feels any better this afternoon.  I may need to talk to my little friend Aleve.  We'll see.

Second thing... Thursday's workout was the first hill workout since November and the hour change.  We don't run the hills in the winter, because it is too dark and the whole thing is on brick.  That would lead to some twisted ankles and probably some spills.  We ran the long 2.5 mile hill loop twice.  It was nice to run the hills, because it is half shaded by lots of Oak trees.  When it's 90 plus degrees, the shade makes it feel like 80 something and that is highly welcomed.  We ran the entire loop like a fartlek.  3 minutes hard followed by 1 minute easy and keep doing that until 5 miles is covered.  It was good, but a hard workout.  Over the course of the 2.5 miles, there are 5 hill segments.

Lastly, I have to mention what I ate last night.  I ate part of a deep fried Twinkie.  I have to start by saying that I have never liked Twinkies.  Now, if you take that Twinkie, dip it in batter a few times and dunk it down in a fryer, I likes me some Twinkie all of a sudden.  This was made by the Tree House Truck, which is a food truck in the Orlando area.  You can follow them on Twitter at @TreeHouseTruck.  It was raining, so I thought it best to stay under their awning.  Just let me lie to myself for a second, ok?  I started looking over their menu and they have a few burgers on it.  One of them is called the BearGrr... AKA "The Luther".  I grabbed this picture from another blog and it shows what a Luther is.

The Luther
This is a bacon cheeseburger between 2 Krispy Kreme donuts.  This is something like no other.  I loved it.  Sweet on a greasy burger and throw in a bacon accent.  Forget about it.  If you are in Orlando, follow the Tree House Truck on Twitter and track them down.  They even took my order on an iPad and then paid them with my debit card on their iPhone.  It's like the future is now payment method.

I did share the burger with 2 other people, so I diffused the caloric intake just a wee bit.  I also have to admit that I wanted to try a chicken and waffle sandwich with gravy, but decided I would have to wait for another time.  It was hard, but I did prioritize my long run this morning.  I will find Melissa's Chicken n Waffles food truck another day and another place, but I will find it.  Maybe that can be my next Friday night dinner leading into my next 10 miler.

6 comments:

Tyrone said...

I would love to run a 10 miles with that pace right now. Coming off of a knee injury, at best I could do a 9:30 or so. Keep up the great work man.

Victoria Elizabeth said...

Holy crap.... I never thought of a Krispy Kreme as a bun before. Now I just need to get one of those to open up in Anchorage!
Good job on the 10 miles!!!

The Green Girl said...

The Luther looks disgusting. And it's rare for me to say something like that - I'm such an eater.

Tracy said...

I am your 100th follower!

By the way, I've made that Krispy Kreme doughnut burger at home! Are they not the most uhhhh-mazing burgers you've ever had?!

RunningMama said...

That looks delicious.

Roxie-Girl said...

Oh my dear baby Jesus!!!! That cheeseburger/krispy kreme is just too much!!!! BUT, I'm gonna have to try it! We have a KK near our house, I'm gonna go buy 4 this weekend and give it a whirl!
Shhhhh, don't tell anyone!

Roxie-Girl