So I'm back to training with a vengeance. Back to The Daily Plate for calorie monitoring. Back to healthy eating, with fruit or veggie and protein at every meal. I am what I eat. Besides I've noticed many a time that when I eat healthy, I feel better which transfers to better runs.
It doesn't faze me to eat the same thing several days in a row, so last night I made whole wheat pasta with baked chicken breast, broccoli and carrots, seasoned with a little olive oil and pesto sauce. Yum!
Back to 11 pm bedtimes...
I would say back with Hal's training program, but I never left him. I wrote out his training program 4 months ahead of time so I know what I'm doing every single day through May 7. Every season I print a paper calendar and write the schedule in pen. Knowing it's there, knowing what I have to do makes me more likely to complete the mileage.
No more excuses. Cold weather? Pfft put on some more clothing! It's staying daylight until 5:45 now, so that buys me a few more minutes of run time after work.
Something else Hal stresses is CONSISTENCY CONSISTENCY CONSISTENCY!!! I agree 100%. I KNOW the formula for running well and being prepared for a race, now I need to stick with it for 13 weeks.
The Martian marathon is in 13 Saturdays so it's time to get serious and re-commit to doing the work I need to for a 4:48 finish. I'm healthy, my cold is gone, and my hamstrings and glutes are as good as I have time for them to be.
The Martian posted the shirt and medal design. They're so hideous they've swung back to intriguing... :P Now if only the shirts were v-neck!!!