Today is day 1 of my marathon training and I’m so excited! Actually kind of a bummer that there was no actual running on the plan for today though- what I did do was a weight routine from Tom Holland’s Marathon Method. (I’m following the intermediate plan “B”). He advocates weight training twice a week to even out muscle imbalances and prevent injury. Sounds good to me.
Last night I spent FOR-EV-ER creating this beauty to track my weight routine from week to week…
Obviously I have issues with OCD and am totally a “Type A”.
As for food, I am really trying to clean it up. I am completely giving up sugary desserts for the week in an effort to derail my serious addiction. Don’t worry, I went out with a bang with some Vegan Treats goodies last night. I need to drop some poundage or running 26.2 hilly miles is going to be even more unpleasant than it has to be. Starting weight = 1_8 (yeah don’t feel like sharing that middle number). Starting number of toenails equals 9.5 (one is dead but still half attached, lovely, I know).
Oh, I forgot, also at the gym I did 10 miles on the stationary bike.
Eats for the day:
breakfast- apple cinnamon oatmeal
snack 1- pear
lunch- 2 cups of stir fry (brown rice, seitan, zucchini, corn, peppers, teriyaki sauce)
snack 2- larabar
dinner- quinoa pasta with homemade green sauce (basil, avocado, garlic, nooch, cannelini beans) and summer squash roasted in olive oil
snack 3- bowl of cherries and homemade baked beet and potato chips
- 10 miles on stationary bike
- Holland’s weight routine
My running plan is a combo of Holland’s intermediate plan and Runner’s World’s beginners’ plan from this book:
In general, most weeks I have 4 runs (a hill, a speed, an easy, and a long slow distance), one yoga class, and two days where I do weights and bike. There’s also a small core workout (like 5 minutes) on the yoga and weights days. Fridays are rest days. And that’s it. Let the adventure begin!