Pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity.
It happens every time without fail. Whenever I begin to increase my mileage, my body goes carb-crazy!!! For months now, I have been doing so well eating healthy, nutritious meals full of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins with very little refined or processed foods. This meant a serious elimination of carbs, many starches, sweets, wine, etc. During the weeks when my mileage was low, pre-NYC marathon training, my body adapted to this way of eating very quickly. My energy levels were up and I was actually craving the vegetables. Now that marathon training is in full swing, I have been craving the carbs again- and not the good kind! Pretzels, chips, pizza…ugh! I am a firm believer in giving your body what it needs and sometimes cravings are your body’s way of telling you what it needs; however- I have been giving in too much and eating the wrong kinds of carbs. I want to fuel my body with nutritious carbs, not processed and refined ones.
This week I am focusing on replacing the processed carbs with healthy ones: lots of apples, bananas, carrots, green vegetables, whole wheat, etc. I even started eating oatmeal again, despite the heat- its what my body was asking for.
Speaking of marathon training…thank you for your speed work recommendations! I can’t wait to try some of these workouts!
Here are a few of your suggestions:
I will also link to these on the workouts pace!
*1600,1200,1000,800,600,400,200 w/ 200m RI.
*800 meter repeats w/ 60 sec rest
*10 x 1000 w/ 200 meter RI (um, this one sounds crazy…even for me…thanks anyway coach!)
*5-6 x 1 mile @ 10k pace (thanks Monika! def want to try this one soon!)
*1200, 1000, 800, 600, 800, 1000, 1200
*20 x 200
*12 x 300
*400, 800,1200, 1600, 1600,1200, 800, 400
New Balance Update!
Last night I had a conference call with Active, New Balance and the 14 other team members that will be sporting New Balance shoes throughout New York City Marathon training! The shoes and other goodies should be arriving any day now and I can’t wait to begin training in them! I will be sure to show them to you as soon as they arrive. It is definitely time for new shoes…My engagement pair have seen better days
Today I need to get to the verizon store. I have been known to bash verizon from time to tie but in this case, I think blackberry is to blame. My blackberry bold has touched my last nerve. It freezes up all the time and constantly is re-registering on the blackberry network. It is constantly working so the battery dies all the time. I think pretty soon its time to switch over to team iphone.
Catch you later with a wedding post! Its time to decide on bridesmaids dresses…Don’t forget to check out my guest post
*Crack-berry, iphone or other??
I have always been a blackberry person- I love the email and not sure how I would like a touch screen all the time, but I am done with this blackberry bold.
*Do your eating habits change according to your training?