A Bite of Fitness

Half Marathon Training Update

Hey everyone! We've mentioned it before and have blogged about it, but our Princess Half Marathon is coming up in LESS than 20 days! We actually just got back from a 10 mile run in pouring down rain and 50 degree temperatures (that's rough for us Florida girls). I think I just now started warming up after a couple cups of coffee.

Our training has gone really well! I've improved so much since last year-the Princess half was my first race ever and I know I'll beat last year's time. We've logged a ton of miles over the last few weeks and have increased our strength training as well. I think we're in good shape for this race; the next couple weeks are definitely going to fly by!
rain and the cold can't keep us from knocking out an amazing run!

We complete smaller workouts throughout the week that include 3 mile runs, interval treadmill workouts, and lots of strength training. It's important to switch it up so your body gets challenged completing different workouts. As much as we enjoy running it's nice to have a break with a fun HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout or a satisfying weights sesh at the gym. A lot of runners who are training for a big race forget to add strength training. Increasing strength training workouts to your weekly regime will help to strengthen the muscles runners use most. So definitely add it in!

Now for the rest of the day we are taking it easy with some stretching and relaxing before we have work and school! I refueled our run with a scrambled egg white sandwich and my fave Green Power Smoothie and Lindsay enjoyed some protein pancakes. We burned over 1000      calories so we've gotta eat up!

Are you training for any races that are coming up? Let us know in the comments!

In Fitness,


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