Every Mile is a Miracle

jennamfeo

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Long Beach Marathon Training Week 8
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Monday: Dear humidity, please go away. The weather at 5am shouldn't feel like this. BLEH. Anyway, hard workout in the humidity = I did my best.
Plan - .5 mi WU + 3 x 2 mi @ M Tempo (9:32) w/.5 mi @ RI + .5 mi CD
Actual - .5 mi @ 10:29, 2 mi @ 9:23, .5 mi @ 11:28, 2 mi @ 9:48, .5 mi @ 14:42, 2 mi @ 10:23, .5 mi @ 11:35


Tuesday: Since I had a short run scheduled today, I decided to also do some stuff at the gym after my run. I did my 3 miles outside and then did 2000m on a row machine and some dumbbell workouts.
Plan - 3 mi @ EA (11:27)
Actual - 3.01 @ 11:43


Wednesday: Hot and muggy.
Plan - 6 mi @ EB (10:41)
Actual - 6.01 mi @ 10:42
Splits - 10:24, 10:38, 10:42, 10:39, 10:42, 11:05


Thursday: REST DAY

Friday:
I made it to the hardest workout of the week. The weather was still terrible, even at 4am. It was muggy and gross. I didn't even put a shirt on. I parked my car on the path right by the bathroom. My run would be 3 loops on this path so I was planning on stopping every loop if needed to refuel. By the end I was just a pile of goo and I kept pouring water all over me. I was supposed to run the last two miles at Marathon Tempo but LOL NOPE. At least I got the miles in.
Plan - 9 mi @ LR (10:24) + 2 mi @ M Tempo (9:32)
Actual - 9.01 @ 10:51 + 2 mi @ 11:06
Splits - 10:52, 11:00, 10:52, 10:55, 10:43, 10:46, 10:39, 10:44, 11:10, 11:03, 11:09


Saturday: Spent the day at Disneyland and logged 12.7 miles!

Sunday: I was supposed to do 7 miles today but after a loooong day at Disneyland in the sun, I shortened it to 2 miles. I ran to the park and rode Space Mountain. I grabbed breakfast for the family. A picture with Pluto. And walked a mile back to our hotel. My body needed that short run and also some easy walking to get my legs feeling like normal.
Plan - 2 mi @ EA (11:27)
Actual - 1.93 @ 11:31


Total Weekly Mileage: 29.96
Total Time Spent: 5:24:27
Average Pace: 11:03

Days Until Long Beach Marathon: 75
Margaritas earned: 1/5


Upcoming Training LBM W9:
Monday - REST DAY
Tuesday - 4 mi @ EA (11:27)
Wednesday - 8 mi BLOCK
Thursday - 4 mi @ EA (11:27)
Friday - 5 mi @ LR (10:24)
Saturday - 3 mi @ EA (11:27)
Sunday - REST DAY
 

run.minnie.miles

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 6, 2016
Heat and humidity is the worst combination- way to get your runs in with the tough conditions!

I love that you wore your green sparkle skirt to run near Disneyland! Cute!
 
  • jennamfeo

    DatRunHo - Powered by Pizza
    Joined
    Aug 25, 2017
    Summer - 1
    Marathon Training - 0

    Not that anyone was really keeping score, but it's been a h*ck of a few weeks. I don't really wanna discuss it. Here is a chart about it:
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    I did not have this many scheduled rest days, I just change the workouts I miss/skip to rest days because it makes me feel better than seeing what I should have done. Anyway, that is all. Thank you, next.

    I still have 8 solid weeks left of my training plan before the Long Beach Marathon! This morning's run was a big one and the weather felt GREAT for the first time in months. I feel like I am in a good place still physically. I am trying to focus on nutrition more in these next two months but find myself so hungry all the time. Gimme your tips for eating during marathon training because I may not survive.

    This weekend we are going to San Diego and I have 13 happy miles scheduled. I can't wait to run them there.

    Days Until Long Beach Marathon: 55
    Margaritas earned: 1/5


    Upcoming Training LBM W12:
    Monday - 1 mi WU + 6 mi @ M Tempo (9:32) + 1 mi @ T Pace (8:49) + .5 mi CD
    Tuesday - 3 mi @ EA (11:27)
    Wednesday - 7.5 mi @ EB (10:41) + Strides
    Thursday - REST DAY
    Friday - 8.5 mi @ EB (10:41) + Strides
    Saturday - 10 mi @ LR (10:24) + 3 mi @ M Tempo (9:32)
    Sunday - REST DAY
     
  • DopeyBadger

    Imagathoner
    Joined
    Oct 15, 2015
    You can do this!

    I am trying to focus on nutrition more in these next two months but find myself so hungry all the time. Gimme your tips for eating during marathon training because I may not survive.
    Do you know if you're running a calorie deficit?

    Foods that are known to be high on the satiety index (therefore you feel less hungry after eating 100 calories of these than 100 calories of something else). Boiled Potatoes, eggs, oatmeal, fish, soup, lean meat, greek yogurt, vegetables, legumes, cottage cheese, fruit, quinoa, nuts and popcorn.

     

    Bree

    Runs on Coffee
    Joined
    Jan 5, 2009
    I'm not even training for a marathon and I'm hungry all the time! I think it's the weight lifting in addition to the running. For snacks I keep the fridge stocked with hard boiled eggs, string cheese, plain non-fat greek yogurt, cottage cheese, tons of veggies (cooked & raw) and whatever berries are on sale. We always have some sort of chicken to snack on too since Rob eats it morning, noon and night. I always have cashews and almonds in the pantry.
     
  • jennamfeo

    DatRunHo - Powered by Pizza
    Joined
    Aug 25, 2017
    Thanks everyone for the replies! :)

    Foods that are known to be high on the satiety index (therefore you feel less hungry after eating 100 calories of these than 100 calories of something else). Boiled Potatoes, eggs, oatmeal, fish, soup, lean meat, greek yogurt, vegetables, legumes, cottage cheese, fruit, quinoa, nuts and popcorn.
    I have really been trying to focus on my nutrition best I can the past two weeks. I have been inputting my meals into My Fitness Pal to keep track. I don't think I am at a deficit and honestly these are all things I have on my menu daily.

    For example:
    Breakfast = Coffee with collagen peptides, Boiled egg, oatmeal or yogurt, fruit (banana, apples, grapes), sometimes bacon.
    Snack = Usually the fruit I haven't finished for breakfast
    Lunch = Protein, Grain, Vegetable (This week it was grilled chicken, brown rice, veggies. Last week it was Chicken Curry with rice.) Sometimes I will make a small salad to have with it that is lettuce, cheese, and dressing.
    Snack = popcorn or cheese and pretzels, or nuts sometimes.
    Dinner = This isn't necessarily as consistent as the rest of my day but usually includes the same stuff as lunch: Protein, Grain, Veggie.

    But my main concern is that by lunch and sometimes after I am just hungry and I do my best to have a healthy thing on hand to grab because of it.
     

    Sleepless Knight

    Jedi Knight Seeking His Jedi Princess
    Joined
    May 15, 2008
    I pretend to like nuts because I know they are good for me. I bring some to work and angry stare at them when I get hungry and wish they were covered in chocolate.
    What if you went for some sort of acceptable ratio such as 90% chocolate covered nuts and 10% non chocolate covered nuts? Or is my 90% ratio too low?
     

    run.minnie.miles

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 6, 2016
    I know only two people will care about this (ahem, @Keels & @FFigawi) but today I did some lap swimming this morning and I practiced breathing on BOTH sides. Which I neverrrr do.
    Not one of the 2 mentioned people- but I care! Way to go!
    Learning to breath on both sides was a total game changer for me. It's amazing what a difference breathing odd strokes does for efficiency, especially when I'm super tired and want to breath all of the time. I miss swimming regularly.
     

    jennamfeo

    DatRunHo - Powered by Pizza
    Joined
    Aug 25, 2017
    Not one of the 2 mentioned people- but I care! Way to go!
    Learning to breath on both sides was a total game changer for me. It's amazing what a difference breathing odd strokes does for efficiency, especially when I'm super tired and want to breath all of the time. I miss swimming regularly.
    It's so hard to break this habit. I don't even think I did two-sided breathing in high school. Haha.
     


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