I run. I eat. I travel.

One of the biggest reasons that made me commit to #40daysofeatingclean is the half marathon that I really want to run mid-April. The past 2 months of training have not quite gone so well – nasty colds and being clumsy apparently doesn’t result in the very best race prep, who would’ve known?

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But just as I’m starting the 40days project things start to look up. The first week of March is closing in with some 35km, a little bit of speed work and lots of cross training. Since mid-February Berlin has its own Nike Clubhouse and I’ve tried to make it to 3 courses per week, which usually results in some very sore muscles and very happy moments trying out new workouts. I’m completely in love with the studio, the trainers are more than amazing and I love coming back again and again.

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So here’s some additional sports goals for March to get half marathon ready:

Chomp down 100km.

Do the speed work. Despite it being speed work.

Yoga. At least once a week.

NTC. Minimum 5 workouts per week, either in the studio or at home.

Stick to the training plan. It’s awesome. Pay it some respect.

 

 

Brb. Just freaking out a little because the half is only 5 weeks away.

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Comments on: "It’s not all about the food" (6)

  1. I think by nature all us runners are a clumsy mess 🙂 ❤

  2. Hey,

    I love reading your blog and following you on Instagram. You are always so motivated and dedicated! I have already made plans to run a half-marathon at least a million times but never pulled through. 😦 At the moment I run for about 20-30 minutes and I’m already out of breath. Even if I continued to run for a few months on a regular basis I feel like I don’t make any progress at all. I find it very hard to increase my running stamina. Do you have any tipps on how to start running? Thanks a lot!

    • I absolutely love reading this, thank you so much! 🙂
      So… inside of me there’s a happy fat kid who’d rather stay at home, nap and have some ice cream, but for me, too, it’s all those posts and people who hang in there that keep me going 🙂
      It’s hard to guess why you’re struggling, but a lot of people start out too fast and then their energy levels fall rapidly after the first adrenaline boost is gone. There’s a lot of amazing couch to 5k plans around – or if you’d rather have someone else as support network, don’t hesitate to join a group of runners! Also, what really helps me, is to combine running with little workouts, the Nike Training Club app has wonderful programs that start out with 3km running and a few workouts that’ll increase your strength without overdoing it 🙂
      Fingers crossed! (And get back to me if you have questions!)

      • Thank you so much for your reply! I’ll definitely check out those couch to 5k plans! Despite the beautiful weather – the happy fat kid is strong in me 😉 Do you have any recommendations concerning running equipment? I only have a pulsimeter but it would be nice to know how many km I’m actually running (right now I’m just guessing on Google Earth) and maybe having a good timer to start with light intervall training…?

      • Fingers crossed!!

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