A Few Essentials of Marathon Training

When you are in the middle of marathon training, life is about healthy food...

I sat down to this tasty lunch after my 8 mile run yesterday (2 mile warm up and 6 mile tempo at 7:47 pace. brisk, but not hard. Saving my legs for Sunday's race) yesterday. Steamed kale, berries (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry - all organic) and Ezekiel bread with almond butter. I also made a protein smoothie (whole milk yogurt, banana, orange and protein powder).

Life is about hydration...

A huge thanks to Enduropacks for sending me their Electrolyte Spray! I just started adding it to my water (10 sprays in 16 ounces of water) Full review coming soon. 
100 ounces of water is still my goal each day and at this point in the training, my body craves it.

Here is the delicious smoothie I made after today's 6 mile run:

1 scoop of protein powder, 2 cups of kale, 1 cup frozen mango, 1 banana and 1 cup of greek yogurt.
Perfect after a workout.

Getting in a dose of afternoon greens

Marathon training life is about balancing your running with the most precious parts of your life...

She got to discover some interesting new rocks and I got to read (only about 5 pages - #reality) of this book...

It's about taking care of your legs...


Yoga poses that I am faithfully doing each night:

Downward facing dog
Pigeon Pose
Legs up the wall

It makes a huge difference in how I feel each day.

Marathon training is about rest as much as it is about training hard.

Massage therapy...

I went in for a 90 minute massage to loosen up muscles and get the junk out.

There are many pieces of the marathon puzzle and so many ways to get stronger and become a better runner. 
Have a solid plan and stick to it. Your diligence and hard work will pay off.

I love this...

Anyone in the middle (or beginning!) of marathon training?

How often do you get a massage?

Happiness Is Running Life!


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