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Hi.

Welcome to my journey to Boston. I'm counting down the days and the miles to the July 28 race to qualify!  It's going to take a little sprinkling of yoga, running and weights to get there, and I hope you find inspiration to add some or all of these to your own life!

102. crushed red

102. crushed red

Today I was still riding that Boston train of inspiration.  I've loved seeing stories of Insta friends come up today about their races - most of these women whom I've never met!  I'm also looking forward to watching some of the interviews later.  But, other than that, it was a regular Tuesday in Tulsa.

Which means track work.  I had 4x800 today and brought the StudiOne team along for the fun.  We don't have a traditional track but instead use the app called RunKeeper to set the interval distance and rest time and then you just run until you hear the transition.  I was pretty impressed with my split times based on yesterday's first day back to FitCamp in two weeks!!

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According to some charts, I am supposed to have splits of 3:13 or 6:26 pace for my 800s but I'm not quite there.  I did give full effort on all intervals except the last (I was looking for a lost runner of the group who ventured off on her own route....) and that is what will be the most important factor in this training.  Not that I hit my splits necessarily, but that I give full effort on each one.

General Nutrition Plan

I am not great at planning nutrition to the detail like I am fitness.  But I do love to have a general plan, so I wanted to share that with you today.

  1. Whole30 *most* of the time: For me this doesn't mean strict Whole30 to the point that I can't go out and eat a meal because of what might be in the restaurant's kitchen.  It does mean that most of the major food items (exceptions for hummus and maybe one or two other things that I tolerate well) will be compliant, non-dairy, non-sugar, whole foods.  I like when I stick to this method - I run better, I feel better, I sleep better, I am better on this plan.
  2. Run Fast Eat Slow *some* of the time: Once I get into the 20 mile runs (May 6), I will start to add in recipes from this book which may include some types of cheese and pastas for additional fueling and recovery.  I've cooked from this book before and love the delicious, easy and whole-foods based recipes the girls put together.
  3. Precision Nutrition *all* of the time: Every morning I will start with one or two lessons from this habit-based nutrition program that I coach at the Studio.  It's helpful for building templates for meals that include all the nutrients I'll need, while still giving me flexibility to eat the foods I like.
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One of my favorite places to grab a healthy bite out with lots of variety is Crushed Red on Cherry Street.  I usually order one of their pre-designed salads with spinach, romaine, cucumbers, red onions, sliced almonds, goat cheese (if not on Whole30), I add olives, and it comes with salmon.  

101. fitcamp circuits

101. fitcamp circuits

103. 2018 boston marathon

103. 2018 boston marathon