This week marks the first in an eight-week training program I’m starting in preparation for my first 10K race at the end of March. Last night I went to Safeway and stocked up on healthy foods, meals and snacks to make sure I keep myself well-fueled as I up my exercise routine by a significant amount.
This morning I’m taking it easy with a yoga class at my local gym. Tomorrow I start the training program in earnest with a 1.5-mile run.
Is anyone else gearing up for spring marathoning? I would love to hear about your training program and what you’re doing to prepare you to do your best.
amandaApril 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm (13 years ago)
I've been watching my eloctrolytes. Gatorade's low calorie G2 drink no longer uses HFCS, so I've added it back into my hydration mix 🙂
MarieApril 5, 2010 at 7:45 am (13 years ago)
I never even considered watching my electrolytes! Good tip, I will have to look into integrating that into my diet over the next eight weeks. 🙂
khristineApril 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm (13 years ago)
Which 10k are you doing and what training program are you using? I've been thinking more and more about a half marathon!
MarieApril 5, 2010 at 10:53 am (13 years ago)
I’m doing the Marin 10K races on Memorial day, and I’m using this beginner’s training program from About.com. You should do it too, Khristine!
KaraApril 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm (13 years ago)
Marie, I need to sign up for that 10K as well.
Cutting back on the alcohol (should be easy save for a friend's wedding in Vegas at the end of this month), greek yogurt (just as healthy but more filling), plus lots of organic food is my strategy. I'm doing 4 miles today but it won't be until later. You know me, late shift is what works best. 🙂
MarieApril 5, 2010 at 10:54 am (13 years ago)
So right, Kara. I’m definitely cutting back on alcohol and investing in the Greek yogurt (yum and healthy!). Have fun on your run tonight! 🙂