Marathon Training 11th February 2016


As with my other Thursdays, today was my lazy day for the week.

I had meetings that I had to do in the morning which made it harder plus I am getting so tired at the moment that I can hardly stand up so I’m feeling like it is not the best time to be training.

Usually my long runs are at the weekend but this weekend, unless I go running at 5am I am not going to be able to fit it in so my plan right now is to run around 25km tomorrow and see how that goes.

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When I say it was a lazy day I am really not exaggerating. I had a meeting in the morning until about 11am and then I did nothing for the rest of the day. I literally just sat on the sofa and watched rubbish TV.

I really had to, my energy levels seems to be dropping by the day and I want to recuperate as soon as possible so I can get back to my training. It is mentally very difficult as I am panicking I will not be ready but the truth is I know I will be and I just need to stay calm.

Be prepared for unhealthy eating day!

Breakfast - Banana Bread

So, start the day as you mean to go on. I am aware that banana bread is not really breakfast but I had a meeting at 9:30am and did not feel like eating before so just dished up the banana bread for the meeting. I actually ate 3 slices and it was nice!

Lunch - Spaghetti Bolognese & Salad

Again I had some left over dinner so warmed this up and added a nice big salad to go with it.

Snack - Corn Cake + Peanut Butter + Dates

I had a great big bag of dates arrive today and I love them so could not resist adding a couple to the top of my corn cake.

Dinner - Indian Takeaway

For me this is Vegetable Dhansak (so lots of lovely lentils), Rice & Roti.

I got to bed at a good time after yoga and meditation with a plan of making myself sleep on my back and not my side which is making my shoulder worse.

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