Marathon Training 12th February 2016

I had a bit of an epic fail today but I'm happy that I was able to listen to my body.

After another bad night with the pain and discomfort I woke up feeling a bit wrong but was determined to stick to my plans to go on a long run.

I got all ready for my run, went out and ran 1km and then I started to feel awful. I had stomach ache, felt sick and my shoulder was in agony, not to mention the fact I felt exhausted.

My decision - to stop and go home. I did not even have the energy to run home so just walked and stayed within my capabilities for the day.

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I followed this up with a restorative yoga session. I did a full hour and took time doing gentle poses that I held of at least 5 minutes each. It was just what I needed today.

Mentally today is probably my hardest training day. My energy levels are totally depleted due to the lack of sleep. I'm feeling like I will not be able to do it if I do not sort these problems out soon.

I did not do very much today as I was due to teach yoga in the evening and I just needed to rest and make sure I was at least able to do that.

My food diary for today is the following:

Pre-Run Snack - Corn Cakes & Peanut Butter

As I thought I was going to be running 25km today I had one and a half corn cakes when I got up to try and fuel myself.

Breakfast - Raw Oats

I had a small bowl oats with nuts, seeds and almond milk once I got myself up and about after yoga.

Lunch - Salad with Bread & Hummus

I kept lunch quite light today because I knew I would be eating the leftover takeaway a bit early due to working.

Snack - Banana Bread

I need to get this eaten as soon as possible because it was so good!

Dinner - Leftover Indian Takeaway

Not a lot to say about this really.

I went through my usual evening routine and praying that I would get some decent sleep tonight.

Marathon Countdown

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22
Hours
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Minutes
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About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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