I focus on clean eating and anti-inflammatory foods. We crossed the border, calling the day a win- even if it didn't feel like a win with a new PR. And I still kept my Kayla workouts at the same intensity and amount. You CAN improve with just one hard workout a week. It was too many coincidences. I'm getting FAST, " "1:
Superfood Smoothies with Kjersti Buaas + Chanelle Sladics
I'm NOT doing a fall marathon. Decided I needed to do at least a mile even though I wasn't that into the race- so I jogged around with my gear bag flopping around on my back- so the jog definitely wasn't that "athletic" looking. So I just focused on doing the best I could under the circumstances. I definitely didn't overeat in the days prior to race. But more to speak to the atmosphere there. Training is all about riding that line of how much you can add to the workload to facilitate improvement without breaking.
SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES with Kjersti Buaas + Chanelle Sladics — PRSNT
I just didn't feel ready or like I had any pop or readiness in my legs or body. And a lot of feeling bad for myself. After months of really pinning all my excitement and hope on this race, I just didn't want to read that the weather may be a little tough. It was SO hot here- and we were literally dehydrated all the time- and sometimes would be dying to find water and just like gulp down a 1. Follow Kjersti on Instagram! The sun was beating down and it just all felt endless duh, it's a marathon.
It's been eye-opening to say the least since I hadn't really been aware of the calories in what I've been eating and this has kept me a lot more accountable. I think deciding to opt out of a fall marathon a tough decision that I have already second guessed like 30 times and just focusing on half marathons for the remainder of the year actually makes me REALLY excited to get back to running and be relieved of the full marathon pressure for some time. I've never done a half as a goal race. And in order to get the max out of yourself- you or a coach you're training with have to figure out what works for you. But you know what, I don't think that's such a great idea right now. After reading more about Che Guevara in the National Museo of the Revolution and after basically knowing little to nothing about him - I just don't know how people can glamorize him.