Last week I started my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon. I’m recaping Houston Marathon Training – Week 1 today.
This training cycle I’m running only 3 times a week… this plan has a day for speedwork, tempo, and a long run. I’m continuing to incorporate cross-training and strength training.
While my nutrition was pretty good last cycle, I am going to try to amp it up even more. I think I can do that by limiting myself to just a “cheat meal” once a week versus a “cheat day”. Last week was a win as I prepped a weeks worth of lunches on Sunday, and had a plan for dinner that week too! I’ve been cooking out of the Run Fast Eat Slow cookbook. the Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies are an awesome portable option to eat on the road from the gym to work. I also had the Kale-Radicchio Salad with Farro and the Curried Lentil Soup with Charred Cauliflower for lunch this week.
On Sunday I ran a half marathon… my second Houston Half. It’s a really fun one, and the weather was spectacular! I’ll get a recap together later this week.
Houston Marathon Training – Week 1:
Monday – 30 minute bike, strength training – upper body.
Tuesday – 1 mile w/up & c/down, 10×400 & Yin Yoga.
Wednesday – 30 minute bike, strength training – legs.
Thursday – 5 mile progressive run.
Friday – Rest.
Saturday – Rest.
Sunday – Houston Half Marathon.
Total Miles = 25