It is a great day when all 3 of these came on the same day!!! Because of our move and having the mail forwarded, I just got all of my March running magazines.
While I am in the process of planning some of my training for my upcoming half I have some areas that I have not been doing great at…but working at changing :)….
1. Must stretch more!!!! My muscles have felt pretty tight lately. Part of that may be the hills by our new house, but I don’t think that is the only reason. This has been me lately
So…..my response to this is:
My good old-fashioned foam roller. This is the best foam roller I have used! I have been using it faithfully the last 3 days and that has helped a lot! If you don’t have one of these…get one!
2. I want to get more protein. In the summer I love making smoothies and I always put protein powder in them. With the cold weather I have not been making smoothies so I have not been getting that protein. I don’t think it is necessary to have protein powder….but it depends on your diet. I do eat meat…but not a lot and I think the added protein helps. I am looking into going with a plant-based protein as opposed to the whey one that I am using. I am still looking into it and will keep you updated on what I go with. I am really wanting to give VegaSport a try!
3. WATER! Again, in the summer it is a lot easier to drink more water…but it is not summer :). I have been filling up my water bottle and taking it with me to help remind me to drink water.
4. The gray area. This is what I like to call it at least. Pretty much it is running a lot of miles at a not hard, not easy pace and doing nothing else. While I am happy that the 7:50-8:05 pace has come back to me pretty easy…I need to be careful not to stay there. Signing up for a race helped. Depending on what your running goals are, this may work for you….. but I think it is better to make your quality runs quality and your easy runs easy.
So those are just a few things that I am working on right now.
Tomorrow is banana bread day at my house!!!! I have a ton of bananas and 4 different recipes that I am excited to try!!!! I will let you know how they go and share any that are worth sharing!
What are some things that you are working on with your running?
Whey or plant protein? Which do you use if any?