Marathon Training Day 4

Pancakes for the hungry runner, www.ishism.com

So Thursday morning did not go as well as I had hoped for the marathon training. I overslept, by a lot. I wanted to wake up at 7:30 a.m. but instead woke up at 10:30 a.m. So then I laid in bed, wondering if I should skip today because I am a graduate student and I already have assigned reading to finish today. But then I told myself that if I really wanted to do this marathon thing, then I needed to go run. As it turns out the run went better than Monday.

Monday and Thursday I ran approximately 1.4 miles. I am trying to get back into the habit of running before I start running longer and faster distances. Anyway, before the run today I had pancakes. I made them myself (see photo above). They were thicker than normal pancakes and not shaped perfectly round… but they tasted fine. Most importantly, when I finished running today I did not feel any nausea like I did Monday. So that means pancakes will be a big part of my running diet.

Friday I will head to the gym for some basic exercises, and I will slowly work in a program to help with the marathon training. Tuesday and Wednesday of this week I rested, and Saturday and Sunday I will rest. Rest is one of the most important parts of marathon training.

By the end of this year I hope to be running 8 miles twice a week, and I think that is realistic. The longest I have run in one attempt is a little over 16 miles without stopping to walk. But that was five years ago.

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