hey darlin! Quick question, ur training program sounds grueling. How much do u train per week? And how do u fit it all in?
I always find it hard like working out how much protein n stuff i need. My PT told me how many serves of each food per day i need so as long as i fall within that amount i should be ok hehe (and not need to snack on bad foods
I'm running about 25~30km per week over 4 sessions. I'm doing a strength training PT session once per week (none next week to aid with recovery from the half marathon on Sunday), lots of walking (but I don't really count that as exercise - I probably walk about 45 mins a day including walks with the pooch, to and from the station etc.) and a cross training session such as bike riding, swimming, or boxing/group exercise class.
It's becoming a part of my routine now so it's not so hard to fit it in but rather harder to fit everything else in! It's all a matter of priorities. I have to start planning my next world trip for work but I told my boss it's not going to interfere with my marathon training!!! I have to go back to Europe soon but I will try and put it off until Oct (Melb. Mara)... cos I also want to take a week off and do some sightseeing, catch up with more friends etc. but can't afford to take that sort of time out from my training
Fortunately my workplace is reasonably flexible. My contracted hours are 8:45am to 5pm with 45 mins for lunch but I rarely leave before 5:30 and tonight I left at 6:30pm, but I this morning I arrived at 9am and got a run and shower in at lunchtime - took about 1:15 so it all evens out... well, more in their favour!
But that's alright.
So my current schedule is long run on Sunday morning, PT Monday morning, Running Club Tues night, rest Wed, run Thurs, run fri, cross train Sat. This sat I'll be resting up though. When I'm up to it, I will do 2 x running club sessions per week but at the moment, the coach only wants me to do 1 x quality/speed session.
My PT just says to make sure I'm eating protein every 3 hours or so. Doens't have to be a huge meal - a handful of nuts, museli bar, milk, protein shake etc.
Ankle is all good
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09
CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09