First off, I hope your February 2015 is off to a great start! I apologize for my hiatus in blog posts, but I will admit that I feel much better expressing myself through video, pictures and podcasts rather than writing.
So with that in mind, I’ve started a video log series documenting my quest to run an Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier this year. I’ve targeted the LA Marathon on March 15th (which also happens to be the US National Championships!). To qualify, I’ll need to run a sub 2:18:00. Check out my YouTube channel “Vo2max Productions” for workout videos and new episodes. Here are some of the ones I’ve posted already in this “Training for an OTQ” series:
After the LA Marathon I plan to get back into ultras with Comrades and UTMB later in the year. Right now the focus is on getting some speed training back and working on some pretty high intensity workouts. In terms of volume, I actually ran the most mileage I’ve run in the last 2 years (120 miles/week) just last week as well (it helps when you’re running on flat roads and can crank faster!). Finally, as a little experiment to examine my diet (actually this was Sandi’s idea!), I decided to take a picture of pretty much everything I ate during last week’s 120 miles of training. Here is the result:
Food I Ate During A 120-mile Training Week:
NOTE: I actually left out a few things….like drinking more of those green juices that Sandi makes for me most days….actually drinking multiple cups of water in addition to the coffee, tea and beer…taking my vitamins (iron, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin B12) and grabbing handfuls of chips at random times etc… So this is not a perfect sample…but it’s pretty close!
Typical Midnight Snacks:
Conclusion: I’m basically made out of breads, almond butter, Ugo Bars, Avery Beer, Coffee and Gogi Berries, with the occasional chocolate, avocados, chips, veggies, tofu, tea and honey thrown in!
Thanks so much for following along. I wish you all the best with your running and future races!