January Jumpstart Day 5: marathon training

It’s the weekend but it’s not time to slack. Lately the weekends have been a food fest for me. I know that has to be stopped. I’ve been good at tracking my food since January 1. It will be harder on long run days but I’ll do my best to log it all. I know I will need to replenish at least half of those burned calories.

7 more weeks, it’s time to get serious! (again)

Will it ever end?

Yesterday was my 2nd 18 miler and it was mostly good. My partner and I both seem to hit the wall at 16. I know mine was food, or lack of it. I have to get better at eating something more substantial prior to these long runs. I had granola before, a banana mid-way and a few chews. But it was definitely not enough. I’m sure it didn’t help that we aren’t good at pacing ourselves for the long runs. We ran the first 9 at or below 9 minute pace, it needed to be closer to 9:30 pace.

18 miles 1-4

Training this week:

Sunday: Rest day

Monday: Gym day, 2 miles of intervals on the treadmill, abs, sauna and weights

Tuesday: 8 mile run, 9:21 pace

Wednesday: Gym day, elliptical, stretching, abs, sauna

Thursday: Gym day, 3 miles of intervals on the treadmill and 10 minutes in the sauna

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: 18 miles, 9:23 pace.

We stopped for breakfast today following our run. I had an omelette with bacon, fruit and a biscuit. It was so good! I did not however, take an ice bath after. And I am paying for it today. I am so sore.

I got home, showered, started some laundry and then Ally was begging to go somewhere. I think the realization that school starts tomorrow was starting to get to her. So, after 3 hours of running I did 3+ hours at the mall. Not smart.

Tonight with be lots of stretching and maybe a kettlebell video.

This was my wild Saturday night: pajamas, ice pack and stick roller.

ice pack

Last Saturday on the hilly route for 10 miles, my IT band started hurting. I’ve never had that happen before. I was having to walk hills, up and down hill. So, I’ve had this Dynamic Tape sitting around waiting to be used, but hoping I wasn’t injured and had to use it. I busted it out and Saturday I had no pain. Not sure if it was the tape or the flatter route. I will try it again on a hilly route this week. It was my first try and I probably used a little more than needed. But, I love the tape and the design is so funky!

Dynamic tape

We drew the winner of the first Swiftwick drawing, contrats Monica Y!

Have you ever used a sports tape for an injury?

Did you workout this weekend?

What day is your rest day?

Watch for more giveaways and fun stuff this week!

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

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