February 13th, day one of my half marathon training and working toward my get lean, the best of my bFIT bod 2012.  My half Marathon is May 13th, 2012 . I am training for the 9th Annual Christian Care Health System Delaware Marathon.  I choose this Marathon because I lived in Delaware for  9 months and it happens to be the 1st State of the US.

Time to get extreme if you want to be lean.  This week my goal is to put in a total of  9.5 miles of running.  Sounds like a piece of cake. Sure.  I commit to do all my running miles outdoors.  So it is not a piece of cake for me.  I don’t like winter running, but it is time to go the EXTRA Mile.  Set the pace, be a model and reach those bFIT goals for the year.

Starting off with some chilly weather.  

Looking forward to a 2.5 run on Wednesday.  Great weather ahead. God knows I don’t like being out in the cold, so this 2 miles should be a piece of cake.   I’d love to do this in at a 10:00 pace but I will just be grateful for a nice slow and steady just to see what I am working with.  It has been a little while since I rain outside.  It was windy and my hoodie kept blowing off, so I had to tie it to keep it on. I started off with a mile warm up on the treadmill then headed out. I decided to break in a new route too.  This should be fun. Yay! I felt like I had enough gear on to stay warm.  Long sports bra, Nike cold gear and wind breaker jacket and my bFIT hooded sweatshirt.  No wind getting in there.

TODAYS NUTRITION:

Started today with my supplements as Meal #1 with 8oz of water.

  • Fish Oil
  • CLA
  • ME Crave Control
  • Multi-vitamin pack

Meal # 2 Pre-workout meal. Egg whites and protein waffle about 30 grams of protein

Looks delicious Right.  Just another way to cure my sweet tooth. Only a tablespoon of sugar-free syrup.

Time to test out my new running App iSmoothRun .  I read a great review by Twitter friend, Janice S. @fitcheerldr.  She did a great review and giveaway on this App, so I had to download it. I am saving for a Garmin but wanted to see how this compared to RunKeeper. Here are my STATS and a recap of my training day.

Distance: 2.18

Average Pace: 13:32

Average Speed 4.43

Average Cadence: 90

Splits: 1.00 14:52 Cadence 72/ Split 2: 1.00 14:42 cadence 66

Meal #3 Banana and Balance Bar

ON THE STRENGTH TIP:  Legs & Abs

Lunges 3×12 at 15lb DB , Squats 3×12 at 15lb DB,  Weighted Step- ups on bench 3×12 15lbs DB

Abs:  Pilates 10 minute workout

TRX: Planks  3 x 30 sec & 10 Pike Crunches

Mama is spent after this workout.

Meal #4

Chicken Salad from Starbucks.  I threw off one slice of the wheat bread to keep it low carb. 6oz of Skinny Vanilla Latte and Nut & Fruit Snack pack  Total

DINNER MEAL # 5

Grilled Tilapia on the George Forman, asparagus and brussels sprouts

Time to finish my water in take for the day. HYDRATE AND REST FOR TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY. UPPER BODY WORK.

HAVE YOU TRAINED FOR A MARATHON? DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS TO SHARE THAT WILL HELP ME GROW TO A 10 MINUTES MILE PACE BY THE END OF MY FIRST MONTHS TRAINING? THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK.

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