Welcome to week 3 of my training journey!
The first important note for this week: I was telling the Danny, the course director, that I train on a treadmill when it’s raining or super humid after the Midday show. To my surprise, he said the treadmill actually helps you along, so it’s best to train outside and on the hills a few times a week. Don’t hide from the hills when you’re training! Ugh… I guess that means I have to find some hills this week.
Here’s what I’ll be doing this week:
Monday: 2-3 miles
Tuesday: 5-6 miles
Wednesday: 2-3 miles
Thursday: 4-5 miles
Saturday: 4-5 miles
Remember, Danny shared that workout days can be changed in order to fit your schedule. Be sure to include an easy or off-day after your longest day. You may choose to either cover the distance assigned or the time assigned. Who is going to commit to this schedule with me?
Fueling. Here are the GU’s I’m going to start incorporating on Tuesday for the 5-6 mile and Thursday and Saturday for the 4-5 mile. I call it my “present” to myself for running 4 miles… and I take the whole thing when I’m starting to feel sluggish (my brain starts telling me this is crazy, you should stop running) 🙂 HA! I really like the chocolate/peanut butter (okay, lets get real… I like anything chocolate)… it tastes like frosting to me! And I love frosting, ha! Remember, run with what you train with so your stomach is used to whatever you will fuel with for the race.
Are there any “pick-me-ups” you use that could help me while I train? I’d love to know. Comment below! See you all soon in week 4.
Megan Dice is the host of Good Morning Virginia/Midday on ABC 13.
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