Marathon Training 20th February 2016


I stayed in bed a bit longer today as it is another rest day. Considering I still woke up in the night I am not feeling too bad.

I suppose that is partly because I spent so much time in bed, plus the time I spent awake was definitely less than it has been as the pain has reduced.

My plan today was to do some yoga but I had a friend coming over at 10am and with staying in bed late I just did not have time to fit it in.

I tried to put my training completely out of my head today because it has been becoming a bit of an obsession and that is making things worse. Rather than looking forward to the marathon I feel like I am constantly in a bit of a panic and that is affecting my health in general and making the training harder. It is a bit like a vicious cycle that I need to figure out how to get out of.

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Breakfast - Porridge with Raspberries

I love raspberries and I find when I have them I need a lot less sweetness. I had a good mix of nuts and seed with cinnamon and baobab powder plus some almond butter.

Snack - Rice Cake, Nut Butter and Banana Bread

As Arsenal were playing at 12:45 in the afternoon it meant I would be having a late lunch and so a had a couple of snacks to keep me going, a banana bread muffin and 2 rice cakes with almond nut butter.

Lunch/Dinner - Pie & Chips

How naughty but sometimes you just have to. I had a Fry's vegan pepper steak pie which is easily one of my favourite things with a massive plate of chips, of course covered with salt and vinegar.

Evening Snack - Rice Cake, Nut Butter & Chocolate

As I had my dinner more in the middle of the afternoon I needed something to keep me going and reverted back to rice cakes and nut butter and of course finished the evening with a bit of chocolate.

I decided to try and get an early night tonight as I had a 19km run planned for tomorrow and wanted to make sure I was fully rested, so I stuck to my yoga and meditation routine too.

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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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