Marathon training update week 7 & 8

Hey!

I’m sorry for not posting more regularly but I have many great excuses 😉 First,  I have fallen head over heels in love.  I am utterly obsessed, madly in love, sleep deprived but very happy.  I am in love with every single aspect of my marathon training program.  Week 7 and 8 were very successful!  I had 9 runs for a total of 57 miles.  I have also been doing strength training in the comfort of my own home (amazing you tube videos… more on that later!), ab work, and yoga.

Successes:

* Warming up & starting out slow

* Negative splits!!!

*Sticking to the schedule (and most importantly, taking REST DAYS!)

*Core strength & weight training

Things to work on:

Eating dinner before 10:30. 

On Wednesday I woke up at 4:40 AM to run.  Then, I worked for 9 hours.  After work, I met up with my lovely friend and on our walk we stumbled upon a FroYo place that has DAIRY FREE FROYO!!!!  I have never tried the real stuff (stupid lactose intolerance) so this was very, very exciting.  I chose fresh strawberries and shaved dark chocolate as my toppings of choice.  It was basically perfection in my mouth.

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Stoked to see this. Reason 14,538 why I LOVE SF.

Then we took an amazing yoga class at Athleta.  Seriously, if you are looking for some great, free workout classes & yoga,  hit up your local Athleta and get your sweat on!!  I am hooked.

So, here is where we come to the thing I need to work on.  After the yoga class and my commute home, I found myself eating dinner at 10:30.  Waking up at 4:40 to run and then eating dinner at 10:30…. not going to be sustainable.  I literally fell asleep while eating.  So yes, even though the day was full of amazing things like running, friend-ing, froyo-ing, and yoga… I pushed it just a little too far, which happens to be a tendency of mine.  So, no harm done, but it’s always good for me to realize when I am not getting enough sleep, eating super late, and then trying to get up the next day to do it all over again.

Favorite eats lately:

My exercise schedule and long work days have had me craving huge salads.  One day, I made a salad with my coworker and admitted to her that I couldn’t decide between bacon or chicken… so, I got both.  She did the same & we both decided that we have perfected the art of salad making.

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Our lunch time view isn’t half bad either.

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If you know me at all, you know that I get overly excited by free things.  Especially free, tasty things.  These *free* smoothies made my day.

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Lali agreed to go to Chipotle with me for a salad bowl after my long run.  Best. Idea. Ever. photo photo

And last, but not least…

On one of my rest days I met up with another good friend of mine at this beautiful, peaceful tea lounge.  I sipped chamomile tea, ate macaroons (that the owner told me his wife makes from scratch), and caught up with my friend.  The green tea macaroons were to die for.

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Inspiration station: 

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http://kootation.com

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend so far!

Best thing you ate lately?

What are you doing to stay healthy lately?

XO,

CS

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6 thoughts on “Marathon training update week 7 & 8

  1. Yummy food in this post!! I need to be better about sleep and taking recovery days! They are my downfalls… I just push myself too hard! But you are so right that they are built into our training plans FOR A REASON!! They help 🙂
    I had a party last night and someone brought homemade salsa/guac from her garden and it was literally the best thing I have ever tasted! It made me want to start a garden!!
    Great job on the training!

    1. Thanks so much! That guac/salsa sounds delicious!! I am a total sucker for guacamole. Yes, I think it’s our tendency to think that if a schedule says to run 4 days that running 6 is even better, right!?? But in reality… We end up breaking our bodies down by not letting them rest! Good luck to you as youwork on this ☺

  2. Um, is it bad that the thing that stuck out most to be in this post was the FOOD?? I mean, congrats on your marathon training and everything, but WOW – jealous that you got to eat so many treats. Those smoothies look great.

    Now in all seriousness, you’re a rockstar with the training! AND keeping up with yoga and core work? That’s great girl! Can’t wait to get back out there myself.

    1. Hahaha!! You’re adorable! Food is always a highlight to me too 😉that’s why I have to add it into my training recaps! Thanks for the encouragement! How are you feeling??

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