Marathon Preparation – Update – week #3 – More Distance and Hills #SpektorMarathonChallenge2016
So here we are at week #3 of my Marathon Preparation. Right now I am at 115 km for this month. Here is my training for week #3…
Monday – Rest Day, Recovery after Long Distance Slow Run.
Wednesday – Took day off due to some work engagement
Saturday – Recovery day before Long Distance Slow Run
Sunday – 16km Hilly long distance slow run across Lions Gate Bridge. 10 min run 1 min walk. (Running Room Clinic)
Note: felt easy but very enjoyable.After race rest of the day had headache, probably need to increase hydration level.
Also did a bit of Yoga on Sunday to stretch it out.
Most of my meals this week are similar to last week. I am still on Vegan diet, so I haven’t been eating any meat or diary. Home made veggie burgers (lunch), chickpeas curry (dinner) and kale/banana/soy milk smoothie (breakfast) was my main food this week.
Since Marathon is a very long run I have started trying different running nutrition solutions. I have bought 2 Energy Chews by Clif. Those 2 chews are tasty and easy to eat. Each block has 6 chews. It is suggested to eat every 45 min during the long run, so runner have to carry a lot of nutrition during the run. The problem for some people with these blocks is that they are a bit big, and it is hard to keep it in mouth while running, but I find them ok.
I have also bought electrolyte tablets from GU with Lemon flavour. Electrolytes are needed to replenish sodium in your body while running. I have mixed tablets with water and used them during my run and also couple hours before the run. I am honestly not a big fan of Lemon flavour as it remind me of Flu Syrups. I would not recommend tablets with this flavour.
Finally on this image you can see Body Glide – very nice tool to avoid scratches from the clothes when you run – helps me a lot!