Friday, 9 May 2014

Getting back to a healthy routine

Back from holiday its time to face reality; 3 marathons in 3 months the firat of which is in less than 90 days. Time to shape up. 

Step 1 : First of all post holiday blow out!
Major taste, major calories a massive cheat day an awesome foodgasm courtesy of Papa John.

Hawaian BBQ & The Greek

Step 2 : Sweat out the holiday excess
13K run to sweat out the holiday excess, all that alcohol and cheese (http://idratherbeoutrunning.blogspot.com/2014/05/greek-holiday-foodporn.html). I always find I need one workout to sweat out all the bad stuff before I can get back to training normally again and this run did the job nicely.
I was pretty impressed I managed to have a pace of practically 5min/Km for what at the moment is my maximum distance.

Step 3 : Start eating right
A massive stir fry with loads of veggies. One of my favourite things to cook, this was a chicken and prawn concoction made using some garlic, soy sauce and chicken stock.


I have also loaded up on healthy snacks:

And I am making sure I eat right at work:

Step 4 : Start training my ass off
Next I need to start putting some hours in, I got bck Tuesday afternoon and I have now trained 5 times in 3.5 days. A cardio gym session, 2x runs and 2x weight circuit sessions.

Step 5 : Plan out how I am going to knock this challenge out of the park! 
So now I need to put some work into planning out my training strategy. I do love a good spreadsheet so I will plan this out like a geek! My basic plan is to do 15K at the weekend and then follow that up with at least one 18K and one half marathon by the end of the month.

Then in June I plan to have done at least one run in the area of 30K.

So fingers crossed it all goes to plan and watch out for more updates.