I guess it is back to training. I am 7 weeks away from Montreal Rock’nRoll Marathon. I started last Sunday to hit the road again. I’ve struggled with the idea of easing the challenge to a Half Marathon but I know I wouldn’t be satisfied with my performance so, I’d rather be unsatisfied from the completion of a full marathon. I haven’t wrote a big, detailed training plan, just mileage goal per week and obviously bringing the long run up to 30-35 km. This time, I will not taper. This time, I’ll do a bit more core strengthening and I’ll try to find a nutrition/hydration plan in line.
I think those 2 failed me badly so far. I’ve drastically cut on Diet Coke and soda in general. It turned into having heartburn/acid reflux while running. I’m now drinking a can, now and then, but never more than one per day. I’ve manage to last 3 weeks without it, so now, it just comes from moments when I think goes with it, like with a meal at the restaurant. But I’m not going back to buy crates and crates. One of my issue is that I feel like drinking but I haven’t picked my new “go to” beverage. So, this will lead me to less dehydration.
I also want to try the salt pills. My clothes are getting all lines with salt after any longrun and I sweat a lot. I’ve hear this help so I wanna try. The other this on my list is the “Tailwind” stuff. I know some runners who are relying on their product, even for Ultra. So I want to give it a shot.
My shoes are also giving me a hard time. I tried different socks that were working it for me, but in the current Asics, I get blisters on the shoulders of the foot. Like it’s rubbing. Any thing Over 10km becomes painful a gives me blisters. I’ll have to get that in line too.
So yeah, No clear training plan, only
- Ramping up distances,
- More core strength
- Experiment salt pills,
- Try TailWind product,
- Get my shoes/blisters in check
So yeah, it’s on. I’m back on the road, running and getting it done. Because the race is coming.