Having completed the Miami ING Marathon gives me a great sense of accomplishment. Nothing feels better than completing a goal that you have worked so hard for several months. Yesterday, the day of the Marathon, started at 4 am. As usual on race day I wake up and eat some oatmeal with milk, cinnamon, blueberries… Continue reading Officially a Marathoner!
Tomorrow is the big day I have been training for since September! Nothing left to do but get mentally ready. I have picked up my race packet with last minute details. All I need is to get organized for tomorrow as I will need to wake up at 4am. The race will start at 6:15… Continue reading ING ready!
Just 9 days left till Marathon time! I was very excited yesterday when I received my shirt. I decided to order this shirt as an option not to have to wear a paper bib. Seemed convenient enough as I will be wearing a water belt and I don't want to be dealing with so many… Continue reading 9 days left!
Today, on a rainy day I ran 23.13 miles. The ING is only 2 weeks away and after today's run I feel ready. I ran my usual long course from the gables to Key Biscayne. I went over two bridges including Rickenbacker bridge. I made it just under 4 hours with a few 1 minute… Continue reading 23 miles, check!
When running for more than two hours it is very important that I stay hydrated and support energy level to keep going. My fuel of choice are gels. They contain calories, potassium, sodium, some sugars and vitamins. They also have carbohydrates and caffeine. Some do have amino acid blends said to help with recovery. Choosing… Continue reading Gel tasting 101
With only three weeks left till marathon day there's no time for slacking. Now that the holidays are done and I have enjoyed some time off, it's now time to get back into my routine. Today I will go back to swimming which I have not done in several months. I also need to focus… Continue reading Crunch time!