It's Monday, which means that I usually wake up very grumpy because I don't want to start another hectic week of work. Today, it was a little different. I woke up with a BIG smile on my face and in better mood than any other Monday. Why you ask? Well, I concluded my 40 day… Continue reading …And That’s A Wrap!
Time is approaching quickly and I'm as excited and nervous as it would be my first race. I've prepared a few months for this race but these two days before are critical! Water, water, water and some more water is all I'm thinking about. Being hydrated is so important for any type of race. Today… Continue reading 2 Days Away from MIAMI ING 2012
So this is the race that started it all. Last year as I began training for my first full marathon and I also started this blog. Things have changed quite a bit this year. This blog is now more focused on food and recipes than actual training. It was not my intention but it was… Continue reading ING Miami Half Marathon 2012
Next year I will be participating in the ING Miami Marathon for the second year. I'm a little behind on training for the ING as I'm still focusing on my last triathlon of this season on November 13th. Once I'm done with that then I can dedicate more time to running. One good thing I… Continue reading ING Training
Tomorrow I will participate in this 5K! As some of you may know I started another session of Jungle Fitness boot camp on Thursday. As usual on our first week we do anywhere from 500 to 1,000 leg exercises. With that said, you can imagine I can barely walk today but yet I have a race… Continue reading Twightlight 5K
This saturday I will be participating in the ALS 10K (6.2 miles) in Coconut Grove. This will be my first running race since March. I have not done much running lately since I have tried to get back into triathlon training. I will take this opportunity to try to get my running back. Just a… Continue reading ALS 10K
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!
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
This past weekend was my first 16 mile run. Two hours and a half of running through the city non-stop. I started the run in Coral Gables residential then entered Miracle Mile. I continued on coral way and made my way into the Roads. From there I continued via Key Biscayne and turned around right… Continue reading 16 miles and counting.