I am so excited to be pinning on a race bib next weekend for the first time in over a year (I did the Main St. mile, but that was more of a race for my son!). I am dusting off the racing jitters, putting together my race day outfit, and getting ready to burn up the pavement. Although the race is just a training run for me, my plan calls for a long run of at least 9:14 pace. I am going for the sub 2 on this one though. I will be running with one of my favorite Cape Cod runners (and fellow ZOOMA Cape Cod ambassador) Nancy Capen. Check out Nancy’s blog- Living the Dream.
Have you seen the finisher’s medal for ZOOMA Cape Cod? Looking forward to putting that bad boy up on my new race bib/medal holder 😉 In terms of training, this week’s long run is just an easy 8 (swapped with the long run for next week, since I will be racing the half). You know that you are in the thick of half marathon training when 6-8 miles starts to seem relatively short!
One challenge I am having as of late is getting enough calories. Between nursing my 20 lb 4-month old and running a lot, I have been starving ALL of the time! On my long run yesterday, I literally inhaled a bagel with cream cheese as soon as I stopped running. I think I could do a better job of hydrating too–something I am always working on. This week I am going to try to make better food decisions, i.e. larger breakfasts with more staying power to help get me through the day and workouts.
What are your favorite breakfasts that stay with you throughout the morning? I need ideas!! 🙂