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Monday, April 24, 2017

Week of BOSTON!

I haven't done a blog post in....... a very long time.  With Boston behind me ( 😭 ) I figured I'd write a few posts about my prep & experience in Boston!  This post will be my week leading up to Boston and race morning.... what I ate, drank, my workouts, etc.  I'm hoping to break this all up into 2-3 posts, and will most likely be a jumble of randomness which is my brain right now! This is what works for me & it may not work for everyone!

RACE WEEK WORKOUTS:
Monday- 4.22 recovery miles
Tuesday- 0 Miles & AM strength class
Wednesday- 8 miles w/ workout [1 mile w/u, 6x3min @ GMP, 4x200s]
Last workout with the Boston crew <3
Thursday- 6.13 recovery miles + 45 min pre-race massage with Stephen 
Friday- 0 miles (headed to Boston)
Saturday- BAA 5k [ran this SUPER easy]
Sunday- 2.1 shake out, super easy miles

TOTAL- 23.4

FOOD & HYDRATION:
Monday- 
  • 1 gallon of water (used 1 vitamin Nuun tab/day),  8oz of water w/ beet elite , 1 bottle of Health-Ade Kombucha [ I usually drink a bottle of buch a day, mainly for it's digestive aid, energy production & immune support!] & a seltzer with dinner.  
  • Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, 1 piece of Daves Killer White Bread, Avocado, Spinach & coffee
  • Snack: Picky bar
  • Lunch: Turkey sandwich with spinach, tomato & avocado & a few everything pretzel flats
  • Dinner: Shrimp & stirfry veggies w/ RFES peanut sauce over soba noodles
  • Dessert: 2 RFES Teff cookies


Tuesday-
  • 1 gallon of water (used 1 vitamin Nuun tab/day), 8oz of water w/ beet elite, 1 bottle of Health-Ade Kombucha  & a seltzer with dinner.
  • Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, 1 piece of Daves Killer White Bread, Avocado, Spinach & coffee
  • Snack: Picky bar
  • Lunch: Turkey sandwich with spinach, tomato & avocado & a few everything pretzel flats
  • Dinner: Spagetti w/ RFES Simple marinara sauce & Bison meatballs
  • Dessert: 2 RFES Teff cookies 
Wednesday-

  • 1 gallon of water (used 1 vitamin Nuun tab/day & started adding in lemon-lime Gatorade endurance, which is what was going to be on course in Boston.  I cut it in half with water, so made 2 bottles worth), 8oz of water w/ beet elite, 1 bottle of Health-Ade Kombucha & a seltzer with dinner.
  • Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, 1 piece of Daves Killer White Bread, Avocado, Spinach & coffee
  • Snack: Banana & TJ animal crackers
  • Lunch: RFES race day oatmeal
  • Pre-workout: 4 TJ silver dollar pancakes
  • Dinner: Roasted veggie & sweet potato bowl with chicken, avocado & TJ pico (this was also my last night eating veggies!)

Thursday-
  • 1 gallon of water (used 1 vitamin Nuun tab/day & 1 packet of gatorade endurance cut with water to make 2 bottles worth), 8oz of water w/ beet elite, 1 bottle of Health-Ade Kombucha & a seltzer with dinner.
  • Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, 1 piece of Daves Killer White Bread, Avocado, Spinach & coffee
  • Snacks: Banana & TJ animal crackers
  • Lunch: Turkey sandwich with spinach, tomato & avocado & a few everything pretzel flats
  • Dinner: Leftovers (Pasta w/ RFES marinara & biston meatballs)
Friday-
  • 1 gallon of water (used 1 vitamin Nuun tab/day & 1 packet of gatorade endurance cut with water to make 2 bottles worth), 8 oz of water w/ beet elite, 1 bottle of Health-Ade Kombucha & a seltzer with dinner.
  • Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, 1 piece of Daves Killer White Bread, Avocado, Spinach & coffee
  • Snacks:  TJ animal crackers & picky bar
  • Lunch: Turkey sandwich with spinach, tomato & avocado & a few everything pretzel flats
  • Dinner: Leftovers (Pasta w/ RFES marinara & biston meatballs....I packed it with me so I didn't have to stress!)
  • Dessert: RFES Chocolate Teff cookie
Saturday-
  • 2 bottles of water w/ Nuun, 2 bottles of water w/ gatorade endurance, 8oz of water w/ beet elite, probably 1 24oz bottle worth of water & seltzer. 
  • Breakfast- small packet of oatmeal w/ half a banana & coffee pre 5k & same thing after the 5k
  • Lunch- flat bread margarita pizza from our hotel bar
  • Snacks- picky bar & salted pretzel at baseball game
  • Dinner- Margarita  pizza from California Pizza Kitchen
Sunday- 
  • 2 bottles of water w/ Nuun, 2 bottles of water w/ gatorade endurance, 8oz of water w/ beet elite probably 1 24oz bottle worth of water & seltzer. 
  • Breakfast- Small packet of oatmeal w/ banana & coffee
  • Lunch- Mushroom frittata, roasted potatoes & 3/4 of a delicious huge pancake (we ate brunch with our family at Bostonia Public House & it was delicious!! 
  • Snack- Animal crackers
  • Dinner- bread, half a margarita pizza & pickles from The Salty Pig
Monday (Race Morning)-

       Pre-bus:
  • 1 bottle of water w/ 1 tab Nuun Active & 2 tabs of Plus for Nuun
  • cup of coffee
  • lender bagel w/ mixture of Almond butter, honey & cinnamon
       On the bus:
  • Sipped on a bottle of water w/ gatorade endurance 
  • Snacked on animal crackers & pretzels
      In athletes village:
  • sipped on water
  • 8oz of water w/ beet elite
  • 2 Immodium tabs
  • 15 min before race Vanilla Hammer gel

Alrighty friends! That's it!! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or comment!! Tomorrow's post will be all about my time in Boston and Wednesday will be the race itself! Ooooo maybe with my free time I'll have more time to keep up with this for awhile :) 

Have a great Monday!!
xoxo