Ok, friends, let’s get right to it! Eats first and then some marathon talk.
My breakfast didn’t do a great job of holding me over until lunchtime, so I snacked on a very ripe peach around 10:30 AM. Boy, was it juicy!
Lunch came a little while later: ham and Swiss cheese on a whole wheat Sandwich Thin with honey mustard and Buffalo Wing Pretzel Crisps on the side.
I made sure to save a little room for something sweet (aka Biscoff Spread) after lunch.
After lunch, I headed to the gym for a quickie elliptical workout and then ran some errands around town.
I cashed in a coupon at Kohls. (I got a free necklace! Woot!)
Picked up a copy of the current issue of Where Women Cook. (Check out my name on the front cover!! So cool!)
Remember when that photographer came to my house, and I was totally unprepared for the photoshoot? Well, the article came out really well! Thank goodness!
And then I picked up some supplies for tomorrow’s long run: two bags of ice for my ice bath and a 6-pack of pumpkin beer to help me survive my ice bath.
So, here comes some marathon talk. I’m not working with a running coach anymore and the SmartCoach program didn’t workout for me, so I’m without a plan for the rest of my marathon training. I ran 15 miles last weekend and did a couple of shorter runs during the week, but I’m mostly just winging it.
I received an email from Team for Kids, the charity I am running with for the New York City Marathon, and it included their beginner and intermediate training plans. Both plans are pretty similar, but, of course, the intermediate one has higher mileage.
Right now, I’m torn over which plan I should follow. I’d like to do the Intermediate plan because I want to get the most out of these 6.5 weeks, but, at the same time, I don’t want to overdo it and really mess up my hip either, especially this close to race day.
What would you do? Help! Runner friends, I’d especially love to hear your opinions!