Mercedes Marathon Training: Week 11 Day 3

After a long day at work Rob and I ran errands, made dinner, and then I curled up with the latest issue of Runner’s World.

I love Kara Goucher and this issue has a very large article (around 6 pages) about her running accomplishments and set backs as she continues to find herself in longer distances. She is an amazing talent. She appears to be such an honest and candid person about her desires and fears that it’s easy to become a fan of her work.

Super pumped from the article I went to do my run 7 Miles General Aerobic + Speed W/8 X 100M Strides followed with some ab work, push ups and upper body weights.

Then a post run refuel, skim milk with sugar free chocolate syrup.


10 thoughts on “Mercedes Marathon Training: Week 11 Day 3

  1. I just got my newest edition of RW too! I can’t wait to read the articale as I love Kara as well. She is gorgeous, isn’t she? She looks fabulous on that cover.


  2. I was wondering what you eat on a daily basis or in a typical day to fuel yourself for all of your training? I have a hard time figuring out how to fuel myself correctly when I am training for a race. I gained some weight training for a marathon in the fall…I had a hard time balancing all the running with what to eat to properly fuel myself (I apparently ate too much!) You are a running inspiration for me 🙂 Keep up the great work!


  3. I love drinking chocolate milk after a run! It is almost as great as an ice-cold glass of beer after a long run on a hot summer day! I still need to read my RW mag.


    1. Hey Katie! Thanks for the nice comment! As far as my nutrition goes I seem to stick around 1700 calories on days that I run. Long run day I get to 2000 because I’m having sports beans (usually 3 pkgs if the run is 18-20 miles). Non-running days I try to keep my calories around 1400. I try to make sure to eat things with nutritional value, so no chips, 100 calorie packs or any of that. Usually lots of fruits, veggies, yogurt, plain nuts. I’ve cut alcohol almost completely. I have maybe a glass a month at this point, if that. I don’t eat a lot of meat. My meals tend to be mostly vegetarian or seafood. Here is a quick example of a running day (1700) cals:
      Cranberry Pecan Granola w/Skim Milk
      Coffee w/Skim Milk
      Light Yogurt
      Banana or Plain Nuts
      Amy’s Veggie Burrito, then some side like baby carrots w/hummus, banana, or low sugar granola bar
      Apple or mini Clif Bar (this snack is if needed)
      Pick up dinner on weekdays, one of my regular trips: Steamed Shrimp with Broccoli, Brown Rice, Garlic Sauce
      Snack if needed: Light Yogurt or a low cal Biscotti

      I try to keep my weekend food similar to work days. Sometimes we will go out to dinner with friends and I try to find things with veggies and avoid cream sauces, etc.

      Hope that helps!


    1. I agree! Using skim milk and the sugar free chocolate syrup saves a few calories than doing light chocolate milk bought in the store, so I’m all about that!



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