I struck out on the food though: no vegan hotdogs here... Peanuts was pretty much my only choice. But no sweat, as soon as we got home I started cooking up a storm, making refried pinto beans (no frying involved and a minimum of oil...), some nice fresh green beans, baked curried tofu from Veganomicon and Mexican millet also from V-con. It was quite a feast.
Running this morning was along Buffalo Bayou, 12 miles with the first six quite slow, the last six better at about 8:30 pace. I actually ran 4 miles at 8:00 average, just to see how my heart rate would hold up. It didn't. It crept up beyond 140 to 145+, which is definitely beyond my tempo threshold. Over the next couple of weeks I will try to run close to the red-line as much as possible.