Disney Marathon Training Plan

I FINALLY got around to creating my training plan for the Disney Marathon!

Here it is! My Disney Marathon Training Plan !!

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You may notice it looks a little all over the place. That is because I tailored a plan to fit my schedule, and my life. There really is no ONE right way to train. Every person is different, and my schedule is perfect for me!

 

Some aspects about the plan:

 

1. Only 4 days a week running. I am extremely busy with school, and this will keep me sane. There is NO need for me to train 5,6, or 7 days a week!

 

2. All rest days are not really created equal.  I plan to incorporate strength training, core work, yoga, and cross-training (like biking) if time permits. However, Monday I have ZERO time to dedicate to exercise, so that will be my official “do nothing” rest day.

 

3. Quality vs. Quantity: Since I’m only running 4 days per week, I am making the most of my runs. There isn’t a lot of room for “easy” runs in my plan. Example, today’s scheduled 4.0 miler is going to be speed intervals, not just plain Jane 4.0 miles at easy pace. Following?

 

4. Long Runs are Random: The days of my long runs are all over the place, but I tried my best to not have two long runs less than 7 days apart. I only have one 20 miler scheduled because my marathon goal is just to finish!

 

5.  Subject to Change. While I would like to say my plan is concrete, it’s only just about to be poured. The reinforcing is in place, and I’m ready to pour, just going to take it one run at a time! Sometimes life gets in the way, minor injuries pop up, etc. I’ll do my best to follow this plan, but there are no guarantees!

 

So… what do you guys think of my plan?

 

Lunch

I’ve been a busy bee this morning, taking tests, and studying for the next. I made another quick and easy meal:

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Couscous literally takes 5 minutes to make. While it was in the pot doing its thing, I heated up leftover tofu, leftover peas, and chopped some grape tomatoes. Combined it on a plate, snapped some pics, and enjoyed!

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Off to study some more before class!

I have a 4.0 miler on the schedule today, but it’s SO hot out. I may have to hop on the dreadmill. 😦

 

❤ MegaNerd

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Lunch Date and Quick Dinner

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! Every since my run this morning, I’ve been in a good mood! 😀

I’m enjoying my happiness while I finish this post, and then it’s back to studying. I have yet ANOTHER test tomorrow. My life feels like a super long exam!!

 

Lunch

Since Jason’s on the night shift this month, that means he is home during the day with me! Our two year dating anniversary is tomorrow, but since we have other plans/work/classes, we celebrated with a lunch date today!

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We used to have lunch together (not always out) every single day before we even started dating. It is a tradition that I miss!

We headed to Nona Sushi, a local Japanese restaurant. I ordered the lunch special, a bento box with hibachi shrimp.

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It came with a ginger side salad, which they always put WAY to much dressing on.

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I asked for no butter on the shrimp and veggies, and the guy said he couldn’t do it. Umm… I was really confused, and I told him to please use minimal butter. He laughed at me.  Ugh, it was still buttery but it was DELICIOUS! I ate all the veggies, and half of the shrimp.

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It also came with a blob of white rice which I’m not a fan of and had no problem leaving it there.

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I love love love sushi! I was happy to eat all of these little California rolls. 😀

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…and lastly, tempura veggies- sweet potato and zucchini

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As good as the outside might taste, it is NOT HEALTHY! I compromised by picking 3/4 of it off, and I still got a bit of the flavor.

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It was a great lunch, and I left feeling super full!!

 

I didn’t really need any snacks this afternoon, but I made a green smoothie before I left for class, since dinner was still 4-5 hours away.

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My smoothie had:

  • spinach
  • ice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 TBL peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk

Jason saw me making it, and wanted half. Being an awesome girlfriend, I gave him half. It was actually just enough to hold me.

 

Dinner

Once I got home from class, I made a quick pasta salad for dinner.

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It included:

  • penne pasta (carbs)
  • white beans (protein)
  • peas (veggies)
  • red pepper (veggies)
  • pesto (fats)

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I boiled some penne pasta, while I prepared all the other stuff. The entire dish made 11 minutes to make, had only 5 ingredients, and covered all the well-rounded meal basics. Quick meals are a necessity in my life!

YUM!!

I contemplated cereal for dinner, but I’m so glad I took 10 extra minutes to make something more satisfying.

***Edited to Add: Just a had a little bowl of Moose tracks frozen yogurt!***

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What’s the best meal you have made in under 15 minutes?

 

❤ MegaNerd