this was supposed to be a "cutback" week. it ended up being the second highest mileage week of this "training plan". of course i've been averaging 35miles/week so it's not all that hard to do. check out these impressive runs:
- monday - off
- tuesday - 3.25 easy
- wednesday - 8.25 track workout
- thursday - 2.85 easy, stellar marathon training here.
- friday - 4 easy
- saturday - 13.65 long run
- sunday - 5.2 easy, ran to earth fare for a few things
one of the guys from the no sugar challenge ran a half-marathon this weekend, in 1:10:58!! after ~19 days of no (non-natural) sugar! his previous pr was 1:13 about 4 months ago.
i've been dealing with a few health issues for over three years now. i've always heard that milk is an inflammatory food and combined with the fact that my prescriptions aren't working (other than prednisone, no thanks) i've decided to try going non-dairy to see if that makes a difference. yes, in addition to cutting back on sweets, crazy i know! who have i become?
the only slip i've made so far was when eating out saturday night - i had a little feta (typically made from sheep and/or goat milk) in my dish and i figured since it wasn't cow milk it would be ok. dairy is dairy though. cheese will be the hardest. oh and ice cream. definitely ice cream.
going non-dairy is a big challenge when you're already also allergic to soy and nuts.
i have a (one-time) $5 road-id coupon that expires march 31st. if you don't have a road id already i strongly advise getting one! they start at 19.99 and are a great just-in-case tool to have on runs and rides.
edited to update: coupon has been claimed. but a road id is still a great thing to have! (i am not being compensated to say that)