Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Game on!

This week I officially start training for my third half marathon!  YAY!  I am so excited.  I'm taking on a challenging training plan, it will be the hardest I've ever trained, and I'm going to love every minute (ok, maybe I'm gonna hate 800 repeats....lol)  My amazing new friend Tara, who is a running coach and super rockstar runner herself  (3:27 is her marathon PR, ya I told you she's a rockstar!) developed the plan for me.  I'm going to start using my blog to journal my training right up to race day.  Here is what my first week looks like:

Monday: Rest or XT
Tuesday: 4 miles including 6x100 meter strides
Wednesday: 3-4 easy miles
Thursday: 5 miles, including 1 mile warm-up, 3 miles at 7:15 pace, 1 mile cool down
Friday: Rest or XT
Saturday: 3-4 easy miles
Sunday: 8 miles at a slow pace

Total: 23-25 miles

Yesterday I did another bodyrock workout (of course), it was the 550 Rep Fat Massacre:

-backward lunge and kick-up (25 reps each leg)
-walk over push-up (50 reps)
-mountain climber (50 reps)
-sumo squats and knee up (50 reps)
-one leg bridge leg lift (25 reps each leg)
-side to side squat with leg lift (25 reps each leg)
-one arm tricep push-up (25 reps each arm)
-star crunch (50 reps)
-diagonal touch down (25 reps each side)
-side plank lift (25 reps each side)
-one leg wall sit and leg lift (25 reps each leg)

I definately felt the burn after that workout!

On today's agenda is my 4 mile run with 6x100 meter strides and another bodyrock workout.  What is your workout today?

And I may have found a new favorite breakfast:

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

1/2 Cup soymilk
1/2 Cup of water
1/2 banana
1/2 Cup of oats
1 Tbs of peanut butter
sprinkle of cinnamon

Bring the soymilk and water to a boil, add the banana, oats and pb.  Then cook until the oats are how you like 'em.  I don't like mushy oats, so I don't cook it too long.  This was so yummy I literally wanted the bowl to never end and when it did I though about licking the bowl clean, however I did manage to refrain (this time)!

What is your favorite breakfast?

Have a great Tuesday!!! :)


  1. that's so awesome that you have a new (and fast) runner friend! i think having a training plan tailored to you must make all of the difference.

    i've made pb and banana oatmeal before - its so good! i also like pb and jelly oatmeal and oatmeal made with some coconut milk and almonds!

  2. also - where in NH do you live? i've been going to the bikram in nashua, and i know there's also a studio in manch. shoot me an email and if you want to do a class together that would be fun! :)


  3. I love new plans! Exciting stuff, Erin!

  4. Looks like you have a great coach in Tara! You work it out running and XT wise!! I love reading about your rep workouts--It gives me ideas!!

    That b-fast looks great! I would have to say oats are a staple to start mymornings too! Banana and PB anything suit me!

  5. Hey Lady! Long time no see - looks like you've got it all together up there in chilly NH. Great to 'see you' and you are very inspiring for blogging, running and motherhood! Sometimes I wish I had gone ahead and had kids sooner, because now it seems hard to give up couple life and change so much.

    Anywhoo great to read your blog, I have got to start one too one of these days~


  6. Your breakfast is one of my absolute FAVORITES!! I love anything pb/banana/chocolatey flavored!! So glad you commented on my blog, so we could be bloggy buds! I looked at your homemade protein bars and they look so tasty!! Way to go with the Bodyrock workout. Those are intense!

  7. Thanks for all the comments girls, you made my MONTH! :)

    Rachel--YES start a blog, you are so hilarious and I know I would read it every single day!

    Emily--I'll be e-mailing you soon to set a date!

    Jess--I'm so happy to be giving you ideas!

    Megan--I love new bloggy buds! You girls are all so AMAZING!!! :)