Saturday, 19 September 2009

Frankenstein Pizza

A few tough days are finding out this fair weather blogger. The working to pay for stuff lark is also demanding more than its fair share of Runningbear's time. So, what a relief to be weekending and with that a return to some some proper training and track work. The running week has been a cautious and steady one after the HM race last weekend. I still remember what happened to my legs the last time I attempted hills reps after only four days recovery. M-A-S-H-E-D.
So, lots of easy and steady runs until a trip to Seedhill track this morning for a half session to inject some speed for the large number of short and scary races coming up, starting with the Northern Road Relays next weekend. M & I planned 8x400m efforts with 45s recovery, sandwiched between an easy paced jog around the local park. The reps were pleasingly a bit faster than a month ago. I'm keen to maintain the track work in the coming months as it serves as such a reliable measure of fitness, both endurance and speed and is one of the few objective ways of gauging development.
So, I feel I've earned a slap up treat tonight and have been kneading my way through some home-made pizza dough this afternoon. Not only that but I'm going for a deluxe stuffed crust to please M's cheesy tastebuds. This is purely a home-made experimental effort so is likely to come out as some terrible mess in the oven. Anyway, toppings will include; tomato sauce, lots of meat for M, spinach, mozzarella, Portabello mushrooms and a lovely eggie on top. Mmm. Am droolling at the thought as I type. Great fuel for tomorrow's return to the long Sunday run in what feels like yonks. Will be thinking of our mates Tricky & Kevin O at the Sutton 6 - go get 'em boys ;]

5 comments:

  1. Pizza sounds great! I am also experimenting with home made go quick soup - I'll let you know if it works tomorrow. Thanks for the good luck wishes.

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  2. almost full marks. particularly as you have included egg. but you're let down by the lack of chili. could do better ;)

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  3. None left guys :(
    It was yummy but also very big, had hoped M might leave some cold virtual pizza left overs for you all but it was too good straight from the oven. Will bake more next time ;)

    Chili would have been a nice touch - will aim for that A+. RB

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