Marathon Training: Week 1


Week 1 of my marathon training is done and let me tell you, it was an active week. My diet wasn’t exactly on point, but that’s something I’m going to work on next week for sure. I did work out a lot (about 8 hours) and I can see my body change in a positive way!

I started the day off with a 7mi stroller run. I’m an au pair during the day, and I’m used to walking around with the stroller. I knew I wanted to fit in a run and didn’t feel like waking up before sunrise, so to add some resistance I ran while pushing the stroller. At night I took Interval X, a circuit training class, at the gym.
Run details: 7 mi | 1:03:21 | pace: 9’02” | elevation: 48 ft

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Ragnar SoCal: Team 420: “Are we there yet? What was I thinking?”

Ragnar (27 of 37)

During the first weekend of April I ran my very first Ragnar. A Ragnar relay is basically a 200-ish mile run with 12 friends & 2 vans, over 2 days and 1 night. I did the SoCal one, which makes you run from Huntington Beach to San Diego.

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We met up with the LA crew to pick up a 12 person van at this car rental place near LAX. I arrived there at like 5:30 in the morning and by 7:30 we still hadn’t left the place. They told us they had a van, but that ended up not being true. Then eventually we packed all our stuff and put it in this 8 seater and when we were just about to leave they made us take everything out of the car because the car was reserved for someone else. We were mind blown about the way these car rentals place deal with people. So bad! In the end we had to take a 6 person mini van since that was the only car that would seat all of us that they had available. It was a bummer to start the day like this, but we’re all positive people so we made the best of it! Continue reading