Whoo! I can’t believe 10 whole weeks has come and gone by.
Training Week 9 flew, but this past week went by even faster. My anticipation for the race to get here is off the charts and I am SO unbelievably excited!
Excited to run 13.1 Miles? Why yes…yes I am…and I’m so glad you’re curious about how my final training week went.
Monday: February 27, 2012
My original training program suggested 3 miles for Day 37, but after missing the previous two days from being sick, I decided to add on an extra 2. I felt like I could have run a few more, but I didn’t want to go too long in worries of jeopardizing the big 13.1 coming up on the weekend!
Speed: 6.9 mil/hour
Pace: 8:38 min/mi
Healthy waffles it was, and I loved it so much I re-made this exact meal for breakfast on Wednesday. 2 Blueberry Kashi waffles smeared with all-natural peanut butter, a sliced banana and blueberries topped with chia seeds, then drizzled with all-natural mango honey. Sided with 2 strips of MorningStar Farms Veggie Bacon, this was my favorite version of healthy waffles to date. Y-U-M.
Wednesday: February 29, 2012
Scott and I fit in a sunset run before a last minute surprise of going to see Michael Jackson’s IMMORTAL Tour with Cirque Du Soliel <– my review coming soon! You better believe I was hauling to get my run in, shower and get out the door.
Speed: 7.1 mil/hour
Pace: 8:28 min/mi
My post-run dinner consisted of diced Al Fresco Chicken Apple Sausage and steamed veggies over leftover white rice. The sweet apple taste of the sausage was flavorful enough to skip any kind of soy or additional sauce. This one will be repeated, for sure.
Thursday: March 1, 2012
Scott and I have been looking forward to Day 39 for a while. Not only did we get to walk, but we finally got to bring Roadie with us on a training day! We used to take him for runs around the block, but we’re hesitant to take him more than once around, which is just under 2 miles. Since we’ve both been training for this half, Roadie hasn’t gone on many runs so it was nice to get him out again.
Apparently Scott also took this time to work on his “serious look” while Roadie enjoyed the scenery.
Miles: 2 (walking)
Time: 44 minutes
Since we’re leaving for the weekend, I’ve been trying to eat up anything in the fridge that might go bad. MorningStar Farms Buffalo Veggie Wings, carrots, celery and a whole bunch of fresh fruit just so happened to hit the spot.
It also didn’t hurt that there was Scott’s homemade ranch dressing (for the veggies) to use up.
I definitely dug into more of the veggies after I finished dinner.
And then some more after that…
I LOVE VEGGIES!
What I’ve learned this week
With the right training, sweat, and dedication I can prepare myself to run a half-marathon and feel
good great about going!
Goals for next week
Continue running long distances for fun!
Challenge myself to a 5-miler, at least.
A combined Training Week 9 + 10 Playlist coming this afternoon. 🙂
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