Wahoo! Mal and I completed our very first marathon training run this morning! We ran 2 miles, stretched, and checked it off our milage schedule. I really like that Team in Training starts off slow, so even beginner runners can participate.
So, guess who has decided to document his training on Carrots ‘N’ Cake? Yep, my husband! Mal plans to journal the majority of his runs on CNC. His family and friends are also following our progress, so now they will be able see how both of us are doing all along the way.
Marathon Training: 2 miles
14:10 (7:05 pace)
Easy run. Definitely stiff at first. After 0.5 miles loosened up. There was a lot of fluctuation in my pace. I would look down to see 6:36 pace and then look again and see 7:40 pace. I need to work on consistency. Good first run though.
16:16 (8:08 pace)
I started out slow, but once Lady Gaga came on my iPod, I picked up the pace and pushed myself until the end of the run. It was super humid today, so I returned home dripping in sweat. I spent a good 10 minutes stretching afterward.
Mid-morning, I broke into a mini Cashew Cookie Larabar. I really love these little guys. They’re perfect for when you just want a bite or two of something.
Before heading out for my run, I ate half of a pita with ham, Manchego, and buffalo sauce inside.
I also enjoyed a dark chocolate Adora disk.
After my run, I refueled with my last Coconut Curry Living Spoonful cracker.
And a chocolate-banana smoothie made with Chocalot Vega Shake & Go Smoothie, a ripe banana, non-fat milk, ice, and a scoop of Barney Butter. Mmm!
P.S. Don’t forget about our juicer giveaway to support Team in Training! Feel free to let family and friends know about it too! 😀