I do not know where I am in training for this marathon, but I’m about over it. I guess that happens to everyone training for a 26.2 mile race.
I think that I’m still somewhat recovering from my trip to Spain (which involved a lot of eating, drinking, and smoking), so not a lot has been happening in marathon-training-land. That said, I did a 16-mile run over the weekend . . . even though I was supposed to run 18-20 miles. After this weekend’s long run, which has been the longest for this training season so far, I know this marathon will be a run to finish type of thing. It is what it is.
Note: the starting position is incorrect. I’ve been noticing that this has been happing a lot lately. I’m not sure if it is an issue with my iPhone or my Apple Watch.
For NYC Marathon: If it takes 5 hours, great! If it take 7 hours, great!
Since this was my first long run since Madrid’s Half Marathon, I took this long run very easy by walking 0.1 miles at the end of each mile and walking during mile 12 (my “lunch break”). Ugh, even after this long run, I still will have to run 10 more miles for the actual thing. Next weekend, I’m going to try for my 18-20 mi long run and begin my tapering for Nov. 7. At this point, it is what it is.
In a previous post, I mentioned that my sister in law commented about the condition of my running shoes (Madrid Half Marathon Recap; link: ***). I honestly did not know how beat up the bottom of my shoes were.
Sooooo I bought a new pair of shoes this weekend. I was lucky that JackRabbit had the same model of my shoes, which are the same from last season. While I know that it’s not advisable to get a new pair of shoes right before a marathon, I think that I will be fine since they are the same model (and even the same color). Then again, it’s not like I’m going to get a PB/PR for this marathon.
In my defense, I was going to get a different color, but the store only had the ONE pair of Brooks in my size (size 12, EE wide). Again, it is what it is.
Battle of the Bulge
Since my belly, thighs, butt, and waist have been spreading like rumors, I decided that I have to be a bit more proactive with my weight loss . . . rather better eating habits. Today, I started Beachbody’s 21-Day Fix and 2B Mindset eating programs. You know, since I accidentally ordered this crap when renewing my Beachbody on Demand account.
Based on your fitness considerations (weight and caloric needs), you have to eat a certain amount of the containers.
- Green – Veggies – 5 containers
- Purple – Fruits – 3 containers . . . . again does wine count?
- Red – Proteins – 5 containers
- Yellow – Carbs – 3 containers
- Blue – Healthy Fats – 1 container
- Orange – Dressing/Seeds – 1 container
My first meal:
One container of green (broccoli/mushrooms), red (grilled skinless chicken breast), yellow (quinoa), and blue (hummus).
Let’s see how the next 21 days go. I do know that the only way I’ll be successful with this 21-Day Fix program is if I do meal prep over the weekend and plan out what I’m going to eat (e.g. snacks) during the week.
Ok, this was a quick and easy post.
Questions of the day:
-What (if any) are some of your fall fitness goals/plans?
-If you celebrate Halloween, what are you dressing up as?
-Any interesting fall shows on your Hulu, Amazon, Nexflix, Apple+, Discovery+, and/or Disney+ watch lists?
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Oh that’s a clever way of doing it, with the containers. My husband’s just slipped into diabetic status so we’re all about low-carb and low-sugar – well, he is, I’m cheering him on! And 16 is good, one more long one and you’ll be OK. We’re still watching Ted Lasso and also I wonder if you can get Taskmaster over there. So good. My autumn plan is not make a complete arse of myself during my upcoming overtrained/undertrained half-marathon. At the moment my main concern is do I wear a club top or not – as they all have my name on!
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-I guess the containers ensure that you are keeping your meals simple and clean. I was like how would you do this say for a lasagna or some other complex dish. Then, it hit me that you are not supposed to eat these types of meals on this program. I used lasagna as a reference because I have been craving it for some time.
-Sorry to hear about your hubby, but he should be fine with a few dietary modifications (fingers crossed). Have you/he looked into intermittent fasting in addition to low-carb/low-sugar to help with potentially reducing dependence on insulin? “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (Why Intermittent Fasting Is the Key to Controlling Your Weight)” is a great book to check out.
-I tried finding Taskmaster, but it’s not available in the States. Had I remembered, I could have tried to watch an episode while in Spain.
-Could you put your bib over your name or turn your top inside out?
Have a great week.
I’m hoping to PR and run a 1:50 at the End of the Road half marathon 10/24. Per Runners World’s pace calculator I can do it based off my recent 5 mile race time. That said I was comparing runs and workouts from this summer to last year and in 2018 and I’m not quite to the fitness level I’d like to be at. Let’s just say if I pull it off it’ll be a fight to do it and probably a bit painful.
Our running group was going to do a Halloween focused 5k for something fun at the end of the month but due to Covid it’s been cancelled. Luckily we hadn’t gotten any costumes. We were going to go the cheap route and actually get shirts vs full costumes but we had an Avengers theme going. Jason was going to be Captain America and I was going to be Captain Marvel. Maybe next year!
We finished up Reservation Dogs on Hulu recently… loved it!
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Good luck with attempting a PR this month!!!
I kind of like the cheap route idea; I may borrow it this year.
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