Marathon training update week 7 & 8


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.


* 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.


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.


Our lunch time view isn’t half bad either.


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.


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.


Inspiration station: 


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

Best thing you ate lately?

What are you doing to stay healthy lately?



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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