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make or break run

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 11:18 AM filed under Exercise & Fitness postings
So on Saturday I had   a make or break run ...I am trianing for a full marathon and since i have run 5 half marathons i know the commitment of training for an endurance race.

I have nevver run more than 15 miles at one time and I ran 20 miles in 3.35hrs i was SO relieved and proud of myself.
I thought...if I can't do this run then i will stop training for this marathon..and I did it!!

I didn't really run 2 days before..on tuesday i did my speed training of 3miles @ my 5K pace and weights on my legs then
Wednesday I did my upper body and abs wieghts..
Thursday no running nothing
Friday no running ..nothing...lotsa eating..
for Breakfast I had 3 egg whites with a piece of brown toast...
Snack broccoli with some chicken a bit of rice.
Lunch...shared a thai noodle dish with shrimp
Snack lebanese shawarma beef sandwhich and some popcorn.
Dinner: 6 ravioli with cheese and a garlicy delicious alfredo sauce with soft tofu in it.
I definitely know i carbo loaded a lot for this  but it worked out because i ran the first 9 miles with NO problem at all
mile 18 and 19 was hard...i took a walking break but had to continue running because it hurt to walk.

I then went home and a piece of bread with nutella and sat in a hot bath..

Changes for next time:
make sure to do follow my running schedule even if i have a long run
and make sure to do my weights like usual (i have to force my body to get used to my regular training while incorporating a long run like this).

not this week but next week on Mar 28 I have to run 22 miles...which i won't carb load as much for ...maybe just a pasta meal for dinner the night before.

then i'll try an ice cold bath for 5 mins after stretching for a long time...my friend who runs marathons told me to do that so i will:)

I haven't run since my 20 mile run on saturday so 2 days off of resting and today i'm back to a 4 miles speed run @ 5K pace and then weights for my legs 
tomorrow ab work and biceps tri and shoulders and 5 mile run

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