Week 1 DONE!!

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Woohoo!! I’m happy to say I completed all of my schedule runs (& then some!) last week! Here is what my week looked like:

Monday- REST before the big race on Tuesday. We went to the expo, shopped, and ate some delicious food.

Tuesday- PEACHTREE!! My favorite race of all time! I didn’t do as well as I am used to at a 1 hour 16 minute 10K, but hey, I completed the race!

Wednesday- 2 mile recovery run in the middle of the day! What was I thinking? I ran in a hilly area at noon, but it wasn’t actually that bad, and maybe I burned some extra calories!

Thursday- 3 mile run in the morning, not too bad, but a slow time.

Friday- REST! I did take my dog for a nice long walk Friday night.

Saturday- 4 miles aka my first “long run” of the half marathon training. It went really well. I ran the entire first mile without walking which is something I had been struggling with this week. My legs were tired, but the weather was perfect and the route was fairly flat.

Overall, a great first week of training kick-started by the Peachtree! I can’t wait for the next Peachtree when I will have trained for the run!! One thing I struggled with this week was tired legs. I felt like I was running through concrete, and I can’t tell if it was because I am starting pretty much from the beginning with running, or if something else is causing it like not fueling properly.

What are some tips you have to deal with tired legs?

What do you do to fuel for weekly workouts?

xoxo

Clare

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Week in Paradise

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In case it wasn’t clear in my last post, I absolutely LOVE the beach and everything about it!! Unfortunately, we had to come home today, but I did have a great time and got in a lot of running. This is what my week was like:
Sunday- 7 miles total (4 in the morning+3 in the evening)
Monday- 5 miles
Tuesday- 2.4ish miles easy run because I was very sore
Wednesday- Rest
Thursday- 5 miles
Friday- 3 miles
Saturday- rest

I’m really hoping I will keep this up after I get home. It’s gonna take some real motivation just because I don’t like running where I live, but I will do it! It’s good to be back to running after my surgery.

My nutrition this week wasn’t that terrible either. I hit or was very close to my calorie goal all of the days except for 2. I’m hoping to keep this ip after I get home, too.

I’m gonna miss the beach SO much, and I’m counting down the days until I can hopefully live there. But until then, I will be training and trying not to miss it too much.

Here’s to a great week!

xoxo,
Clare

Back on Track

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Just wanted to start off by saying that I am writing this post while sitting on the beach!! I am in my happy place! 🙂

So after my wisdom teeth surgery, I took 2 weeks off of running. One week was probably necessary, but the second week was just laziness. Now that I’m at the beach, I have been running with my sister who runs cross country, and I’m getting back on track! I absolutely LOVE running in different places and on vacations especially. I get bored really easily with the same routes over and over, so this has been a nice way to get myself motivated again. Here’s what my week has looked like so far:

Sunday- 4 miles in AM + 3 miles in PM (and a shirt post run swim in the ocean that felt AMAZING!!) [done]
Monday- 5 miles [Done]

I don’t know what I will do the rest of the week. I will probably go by feel. All of my runs will be 3+ miles, but I haven’t decided how many days I will run, and how long each day. I am running with my sister, so it depends on her cross-country training.

This week is going to increase my weekly mileage. It won’t be easy, but hopefully it will give me a confidence boost that I CAN increase my mileage and do more than 4 runs a week.

I am also getting back into a good nutrition routine again after my wisdom teeth. I went from not being able to eat much at all {and losing about 5 pounds!!} to being able to eat again {and not running or exercising at all} and gaining it all back, so I am combining exercise with a good diet to get to where I want to be weight-wise. It’s difficult at the beach with all the good food and eating out, but I am trying to make good choices at restaurants and with cooking.

Here’s to a great week at the beach!


Clare

PS- the picture is my sister and I running into ocean after our 3 miler last night. This was the best feeling in the world.

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