Marathon Success: Week 7

Friday, August 9, 2013

I'm 23 weeks away from finishing the Houston Marathon. I'd describe this week in training as interesting. My mileage this week was a bit higher than last week. I went to spinning class and did some core and upper body exercise earlier this week. Last week I skipped lower body but the plan is to do it Sunday. 
1. Nutrition - I'm making good choices and writing things down so I don't forget what I ate and what I need to eat. Nutrition is a big part of training and I intend to get it right before during and after the race.
2. Non-food Rewards - last week's mani/pedi was great. This week the plan is to read 'Born to Run' for 1 hour without interruptions. Lovely! I have a weight loss reward coming up too, which should be amazing.
3. 30K Sign Up - God will provide the entry fee!
4. Hydration - I think I could do better. This will be a top priority starting today.
5. Cross Training - last week I skipped lower body and this week it's the last thing on my plate.

I have 7 more weeks training on my own before I start following my training plan of choice. My goal is to work my way up to at least 13 miles in 7 weeks and go from there. I usually run by myself but this morning I ran 5 miles with a friend I recently met. She's fast which really helped me. I noticed that when I start thinking about random things I slow down. It was nice to run with someone with a faster pace than mine. My earphones went out on mile 5. I tried to listen to my Podcasts anyhow but the sound was distorted. It was actually not a bad experienced, I was able to take on the beautiful scenery and people watch which is always entertaining. Have a great weekend and keep praying for me!

Previously in this Series:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
KW said...

You signed up for a 30k? Wow! ambitions.

I loved Born to Run. It was such a great book and did make me want to sign up for an ultra...if I ever get this darn marathon done.

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Agen Bola melaporkan berita, Roma - Maicon gagal menembus tim inti di Manchester City, Morgan de Sanctis kemungkinan kehilangan tempatnya di Napoli. AS Roma pun dilaporkan mengincar keduanya.

Adalah harian Il Messaggeroyang menspekulasikan isu transfer tersebut, mengait-ngaitkannya dengan Roma yang sedang gencar mencari pemain baru di musim panas ini.

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