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Who Said 1/2 Marathon Training Was Easy?

Well, not me. I was reading an article on half marathon training the other day. The author seemed to think that some people think that training for a half marathon is easy. (I am not one of those people, in case you were wondering.) I paid particular attention to one line in the article and on my run this morning, the line came back into my head:

In fact, it isn’t considered a training season until you’ve had some tough, humbling runs.

Well, today was one of those runs for me. It was rather horrible. Could it have been because I went to bed hungry and did not have breakfast before I started out this morning? Could it be because it was fricking hot and the trail I run on was totally dusty? (Dust in the lungs – disgusting.) I did not get as early a start as I had planned. I started running at 8:20 AM. I should have started around 7:30 to beat some of the summer heat. Perhaps I will have better luck tomorrow.

Because the training for the week had been a bit messed up, I did 5.6 miles on Friday which should have been a light and easy day instead. For Saturday’s training I decided to do 3 1/2 miles. I only got through three miles, and I walked some. It was an unfortunate situation to say the least.

I got home, poured myself a much needed cup of coffee and had a small bowl of Kashi Go Lean Crunch with skim milk and blueberries.


Breakfast was sort of lame, but at the same time it was kind of refreshing.

After sitting down with my coffee and cereal, I went upstairs to get ready for my 10:30 deep tissue massage that my mom had so nicely scheduled for me. My mom was correct, it was much needed.

After the massage and running a few errands, I came home [had a second shower of the day] and made lunch. My mom had prepared tuna, and I toasted a piece of 12 grain bread, spread mustard and tomato and basil hummus. A great meal. I ate out on the deck and read The Hunger Games.


After lunch I ran errands with my mom and did a little bit of shopping. We got home around 5:30 and I had a Greek yogurt, and a small handful of peanuts. I went back to my book, and took a bit of a much needed nap.

For dinner tonight I had a salad. It was a beautiful summer salad with a combination of vegetables, protein and healthy fat.


Spinach, carrots, tomato, cucumber, red and orange peppers, almonds, a bit of sliced turkey breast (from WF) and a drizzle of Annie’s light goddess dressing.

Tomorrow I am hoping that my run will be a lot better than this morning’s. I am hoping that with a decent amount of protein and pretty healthy food today, I might be on a good track to have a better day.  I will be back to report on it tomorrow.


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