I started my official training for this marathon in October… August if you count my mileage build up. That is SIX MONTHS of training for ONE event. One race that I have focused my whole life on. That is not going to happen again. I was so disappointed when I heard it was canceled… my initial reaction is that I didn’t even want to run anymore. Well, that is just crazy talk. I lost sight of the big picture. The big picture is my health, fitness and weightloss.
I have been focused exclusively on running. As a result I really think my running has gotten worse rather than better. Although I really think I was as ready as I could have been for my fitness level to run the marathon, I think I could have been in better shape if I did more cross training and focused on the big picture.
I have not done any core work, weights, very little stretching and have not been as focused on my nutrition as I should be. Once I learned that I needed more carbs for my long runs I decided I needed more carbs ALL the time. I could not find a healthy balance.
I am going to get my mind right again and focus on the complete picture.
3 month plan:
Continue to run, including long runs on the weekends
Do another round of P90X – the Lean Version
Focus on nutrition and calories
Lose these last 20 pounds!
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