The Road to 26.2 -Marathon Training Week 10
Short runs: My training group revisited our 2 mile time trials for our speedwork session this week. One of the first speed sessions we did as a group was a two mile time trial so this was a great way to see any progress made since the beginning of training. My time was around 20 seconds or so faster which is great, since it was already pretty speedy. I had a pretty crappy day so I channeled a lot of negative energy into the run and went out just a bit too fast. It's been a little warmer and more humid than it had the past few weeks so I got in a couple sweaty short runs this week too.
Long Run- Saturday was an easy 12 mile long run week. I actually felt great, even with my training buddies running a faster pace than we probably should have been-it was almost as fast as that 12 mile race we ran! It was a nice, flat run along the water in downtown Baltimore.
What was awesome last week: Staying stress-free about getting my workouts in. If my legs kill and I'm at work late and feel like crap, that probably means I should take a rest day. If I make it to Crossfit that's great. If not, it's okay. As long as I keep a few runs with a long run, a week I'm going to be okay.
What I need to work on this week: I've been having lots of tummy trouble so my eating hasn't really been on point. I don't really know how to figure out what my triggers are besides crappy food, lots of dairy, gluten, and STRESS. I'm going to try to take it easy (besides some beers this weekend!) and keep it fairly clean to get my body balanced and get my IBS flare-up under control.
Training wise, it was a pretty solid week, and I haven't let my stomach problems get in the way of my miles!
Favorite snack: Chocolate Avocado Pudding
|If you don't have protein powder, you can just omit it!|
Favorite food find: MINI Chiquita bananas
I picked these up at Harris Teeter last week during my grocery shopping and almost squealed at how cute they are. Everything is cuter when it's mini. It's the little things, people.
Favorite accessory: J. Crew Factory mint green necklace
Last time I was in A.C. I picked up this necklace for 30% an already awesome factory outlet price. I LOVE anything mint green and have already worn it twice this week.
Favorite labor day deal: Delta Labs Labor Day sale
I know I mentioned this earlier but again, Delta Labs is having a Labor Day sale where all orders will be 50% with the coupon code"LABORDAY" when you place an order through their site here!
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It's a holiday weekend, and besides the Grand Prix wreaking it's traffic havoc in downtown Baltimore, it should be lovely! I'll be staying put in the city and enjoying some time outdoors in the beautiful weather. My family will be visiting, and I can't wait to hang out with them. Enjoy the last weekend of summer!
Do you have any plans or travelling going on for the long weekend?