Today was a marathon training day. 14 miles in 2:12
It was a crazy New England winter day. We started with blue sky and sun, turned to clouds, some snow, then sun again then more flurries. I was thrilled to make it to the last mile before I encountered the first of the flurries. It really has been like this all week but most of the week we had more rain than snow so when I started out this morning at 7 am I discovered quickly that the streets were a little slick so I took it easy for the first few miles.
Deciding on an out and back route today I ran out 7 miles, turned and ran back the same 7 miles so I caught my footprints on the crusty layer of snow going out and coming back.
Overall a good run. March 21st will be my 1st of 4 Half Marathons and despite the twinge of pain in the right knee I feel positive with a little chiropractic attention I will be just fine.
Since Eating Clean for the past 3 months I have been looking for products to use on longer training runs that have pure whole food ingredients. Today I used Vega Sport Natural Plant-Based Performance Optimizer for the first time. I drank a cup before the run and was surprised by the smooth refreshing taste. It has a light texture and mixes well for ease of use. I experience zero stomach distress and was pleased with the results. The directions state for longer workouts you may drink more during exercise however I decided to stick with my favorite Coconut Water for hydration during the run and followed up with another cup of Vega Sport Lemon Lime immediately after the run. I look forward to using the product in the future.
I rounded off the day by going to the movies with my Hubby. Funny thing is I realized that this was the first time in many years that I have actually gone to the movies. The last movie I saw in a theater was Spirit of the Marathon. Netflix is just so convenient and let’s be honest, cheaper! Any way today we decided to go see Shutter Island. Of course I will not spoil the story for those of you who have not seen it yet but I will say I enjoyed the plot and was pleased with the twists and turns.