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Houston Marathon Training - Week 4

I just finished week 4 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training - Week 4.

This week I continued my early morning workouts and Yin Yoga one night this week. Other than workouts, my week was pretty quiet. The hubs came down with a serious cold and I spent a lot of time washing my hands and disenfecting everything he touched... colds - ain't nobody got time for that!

Nutrition this week was good... I continued cooking my way through Run Fast Eat Slow with Moroccan Lentil Salad for lunch during the week.  After my long tempo run on Thursday I definately splurged with breakfast tacos from Torcheys.
Houston Marathon Training - Week 4
Monday - Rest

Tuesday - 1 mile w/up & c/down, 3x1600.



Wednesday - Strength conditioning - upper body & 30 minutes biking + Yin Yoga

Thursday - 10 mile tempo run.



Friday - Strength conditioning - legs and glutes & 30 minutes biking.

Saturday - 16 mile long run.



Sunday - Rest. Today I noticed…

Houston Marathon Training - Week 3

I've just completed week 3 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training - Week 3.

I ended my love affair with my snooze button this week. It was a hard break-up, but it needed to come to an end.  As a result, I made it to all my early morning workouts and even got into Yin Yoga one night this week. This made me really happy.

Other than workouts, my week was pretty quiet.  I made getting to bed on time a priority so that I get the appropriate amount of zzz's for those 4am wake-up calls.

Nutrition this week was good, but could have been better.  My new gym is just down the street from Torchy's Tacos. I may have forgotten my breakfast a couple of times this week accidentally on purpose so I could drop in for some breakfast tacos... opps!
Houston Marathon Training - Week 3
Monday - Rest

Tuesday - 1 mile w/up & c/down, 7x800.



Wednesday - Strength conditioning - upper body & 30 minutes biking.

Thursday - 8 mile tempo …

Houston Marathon Training - Week 2

I'm now in week 2 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training - Week 2 today.

I had trouble this week keeping my hands off the snooze button. I could blame the late night Astro's games, but ultimately it comes down to me.  By the way... how about those 'Stros!    My cross-training and strength workouts really suffered. This week I need to get to it!

Over the weekend, the hubs and I went to Lake Travis with some friends for camping and so the boys could scuba dive.  We had a blast!  I'm pleased that I was able to still get in my long run and enjoy all the fun.  I had ordered a SUP to take with my on the trip, but sadly it arrived damaged and there went my well laid plans for cross-training after missing my wake-up calls.

I continued cooking and eating from the Run Fast Eat Slow cookbook.  This week I tried Giddy-Up Energy Bites and Nostrana's Pasta Salad.
Houston Marathon Training - Week 2:
Monday - Rest

Tuesd…