Monday, January 2, 2017

Marathon Training Week 1-Week 3

Marathon Training: Hansons Marathon Method: Advanced Program (*with minor modifications)

Week 1: 6/6/16

June 10, 2016-Official Marathon Training Start Date! I can remember that Thursday like it was yesterday.  I ran 2.2 Miles  (23:13 @ 10:38 pace) in the morning before work.  It was field day at our school.  I thought it was be a good idea to do the 40 yard dash 10+ times with my kids.  It wasn’t the best idea.  I somehow injured my hip, which was very painful at the time.  I took the next week off to let it heal.  

6/11 to 6/12- No running-Hip Injury

Week 2: 6/13/16

6/13 to 6/17-No running-Hip Injury

Week 3: 6/20/16

After taking off for a week, I was a bit skeptical about running a race that I had scheduled in my calendar.  It was the NYRR (New York Road Runners) Queens 5k in Flushing Meadows.  This was going to be special race.  When I was little, I played tennis for the NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) and every year we would take a trip to the USTA Billie Jean Tennis Center in Queens to watch the US Open.  It was usually on Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day.  With this in mind, I knew I wanted to run.  It would bring back just great memories.  

There you have it.  I was determined to run.  I put on my race day outfit and was out the door on my way to the subway.  As I was on the 7 train that morning, I thought to myself,  “Oh no”….I could still feel a little pain.  Was this a good idea? Should I turn around and go home?  I always tell myself (and friends and family) to listen to your body.  If you feel good…RUN.  If something hurts…STOP.  I decided to go for it.  In the end, I’m glad I did.  I ran my best 5k time ever.  Amazingly enough, I didn’t feel any pain during the race.  Afterwards, I knew I needed to take some more time off to truly rest and recover.  

NYRR Queens 5k 3.1 miles 25:17 @ 8:09 pace) 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday Morning Run

         6 am run to start the day. I ran my first race 10 years ago. It's been quite a journey to get to where I am now. Happy to share my running journey with you this morning Vj!  To many more miles of fun, laughter, and mental toughness!

We did it! 9.5 or 10 miles doesn't matter. We are done! 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Morning Run

Today's 6 miler sunrise. It was a beauty this morning! The weather is starting to change. You can feel fall coming right around the corner.  It was still a little warm out there, but looking forward to the cooler temps in the next few weeks. I'll be posting my full marathon training recap so far this weekend so be on the lookout for that post. I'm in week 12/18 with 44 days left. The countdown begins! In addition to my training recap, I'll also talk about recovery and marathon fuel as a plant based runner. Have a great weekend!  
Can you spot the 3 Bridges? 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sunday Morning☀️Breakfast

Fruit Cereal🍓🍓🍈🍈 See more on snapchat!! 👻eastvillageveg

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Dessert for Breakfast

Blueberry Banana Chia Pudding Parfait