Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!

I don’t know about you, but where I am over here in Alabama, it has been raining like crazy! I guess that is a good thing if you are a gardener, farmer, or something of that sort, but when you are a runner…it is the last thing you want to happen.

Rain messes up schedules and I like to keep my running on a schedule when I’m training. So, I sure picked a fine time to start marathon training. Boo.

Breakfast:

Yesterday I had one of my favorite breakfasts. The Sweet Breakfast Scramble from Tina @ Carrots n Cake but I used sweet potato instead of acorn squash.

An hour or two after eating, I slipped on my running clothes

I got in a fabulous 2 mile run. I’m having to pick it back up slowly, which I’m fine with because this girl doesn’t want injuries. Just pointing that out because 2 miles doesn’t really sound like marathon training HAHA.

After my run, I went to do some suicides in my driveway. I love doing suicides because they are a high intensity training exercise so they get your heart rate up super high!!! Which is a plus!

If you don’t know what a suicide is, then check out this video

Lunch:

Wanted a light lunch and had leftover chicken, tomatoes, cornbread, and half of a very small sweet potato.

Later that night I was going to go run at the track and get some speed work in, but it was raining! UGH!

So, I opted for a fun workout.

  • I warmed up with the Purely Twins 5 minute plank workout
  • Completed 4 rounds Purely Fit 14 (my back is super sore!)
  • Completed 4 rounds of *overhead press, barbell curls, lateral raises, front raises, hammer curls, upright row, and all around the worlds. I also went up on the weight the last 2 rounds to really feel the burn!
  • Completed 3 rounds of the Tone It Up Best Circuit Workout
  • Stretched

 

Dinner:

Made a quick Hummus Turkey Spinach wrap with a couple slices of avocado

Then I watched Australia with my family. Love that movie…and Hugh Jackman Winking smile

XX Audrey

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Marathon Training + Pictures

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Womens Nike LunarGlide+ 5 Running Shoe

Speaking of Nike Lunar Glide 5’s….

Marathon training starts today!

I will try to blog everything I do in case any one wants to follow along. I’m not following a plan. I roughly know what to do and I also have my dad, who knows a good bit about what a first time marathoner should train like. I think it will be interesting!

What I’m hoping:

  • To run 5-6 times a week
  • Have 1 big long run at the end of the week
  • Incorporate 2-3 strength training workouts a week
  • My HIIT will be on the track.
  • Rainy days will be for indoor HIIT and strength training
  • Incorporate bleachers and stairs for strong legs
  • Incorporate functional exercises for strength
  • Start 5 minute plank workouts again from Lori and Michelle (and get my parents to join in on the fun!)
  • Eat a super clean diet. I have been going 95% this week and it’s really not that hard. I think that with a little more doing, it will be an easy habit to keep up.
  • Don’t eat too much after long runs. (This is just a big mistake!)
  • Run a 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon before the marathon! Not hard since they are all spaced out!

 

Shoes I would like try to during this training:

 

LET THE FUN BEGIN!

XXAudrey


Questions:

  • What races do you have planned for the rest of the year?
  • Have you ran a marathon before?
  • What is your favorite running shoe?