Half Marathon Training
by Kitchen Ladies
Three and a half months ago, had someone told me I would be running a 13.1 mile race all over downtown Miami and South Beach I wouldn’t have believed it, but now, in less than five days, I’ll be competing in my first-ever half marathon (http://www.ingmiamimarathon.com/). I’ve always been a moderate runner, but living in South Florida, where people are constantly outside exercising, I started to push myself to work out harder, not only for the physical benefits, but also because it is a great way to connect with new people.
A handful of my friends are running this Sunday as well and a few of them have run full marathons in the past. Prepping for this event took me approximately 14 weeks (thanks to Maggie’s training schedule): running five times a week with two days that I either took off or went to a Bikram yoga class. What has been the most important thing for me, up to this point, is hydration. I make sure to get at least two liters of water a day. My diet consists of a Green Drink in the morning, followed by two eggs and wheat toast and then for the rest of the day I abide by the paleo guidelines with my exception being vanilla Greek yogurt from time-to-time (I have an insatiable sweet tooth so if there is any sort of sugar in my house I’m in trouble).
Similar training program (click here)
Wish me luck! Kirsten