One Foot in Front of the Other

Good morning!

Yea for Saturdays!  Boo for cruddy runs! :(

This morning I woke up ready to tackle my 12 mile run.  I’m following the Rookie Marathon Training Plan from RunnersWorld.com.  Even though I’m not a rookie marathoner (I’ve completed 6), this training plan seems to work for me year after year.

I actually saved the training plan image on my computer and cross through each week as I get closer to the marathon.

marathon planI don’t follow it strictly.  I adapt it to work with my schedule.  I usually move the Tuesday and Thursday workouts to Monday and Wednesday, respectively, throw in a 3 miler on Friday, and do the long run on Saturday morning.  Running 4 days a week is enough for me.  My body gets waaaay too tired when I run 5 or more days a week.

Like I said, a 12 miler was my goal for this morning.  I woke up around 6:30 A.M. and ate a banana with cinnamon raisin pb.  I then filled my bottle with O.N.E. Coconut Water and tap water and grabbed a GU energy gel.

I headed out around 7:30.  Boy, was it a humid morning!  It was cloudy, which I appreciated, but goodness it was miserable hot!  It even drizzled for a few early miles.  The rain felt nice, but once it stopped, the humidity was even worse than before.  Blah!  It was not the best run (again), but I just put one foot in front of the other and kept moving forward.  That’s all you can do sometimes. :)

Here’s my run:

statsSweaty much?

sweatI think I’m smiling, because I finished the full 12! :)

Once back, I wanted to refuel as quickly as possible.  Last night I whipped together V.O.O.s: oats, brown rice protein powder, chia seeds, almond milk, mashed 1/2 banana, cinnamon raisin pb, and topped with cacao nibs, unsweetened coconut, and drizzle of maple syrup this morning.

refuelingperfectA good combo of carbs, protein, and [healthy] fat to get my recovery started right! ;)

Ummm…Jackie-dog looks pretty bored.

boredThink I’m gonna take her to some trails for a nice walk.

Have a wonderful day!

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4 Responses to One Foot in Front of the Other

  1. Tammy says:

    I say boo! to cruddy runs as well! I NEVER chafe and somehow I got it under both arms this morning…wierd….and OW!

  2. Kristy says:

    Ow, indeed! You might try covering the area in vaseline next time. Works on my toes! ;)

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