Breaking through the half marathon wall

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Here we are, 10 weeks into training, and last week I finally made the great leap of faith in my body and mind’s capabilities. I ran 14 miles. Further than I’d ever run before. And to top that off I did it whilst still having a cold, in fact I think this is what caused it to move into a full blown chest infection. I had 3 days off, and then did two 6 milers, one 4 and another 13 this Sunday. 
Increasing the mileage has felt great. Actually doing it and forcing myself to keep going on those long runs has been difficult. Everything starts to hurt, and I’ve already gone pretty far… But I’ve resisted the urge to turn back, and now I feel like I can possibly do it. 
It is perhaps slightly unfortunate that this Friday I’m off travelling for 3 weeks, so it’s going to be pretty tough to fit in those long runs while I’m in Asia… But I’m hoping I can at least retain my fitness enough to not be starting over a month before the big marathon day! 
Still, maybe I can do it?  

 

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Post run snacks

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I, like many others, always find myself absolutely starving as soon as I stop running. Actually more often than not this occurs as soon as I start running. Probably my own fault, I struggle to run on a full stomach as it feels a lot worse in my opinion.

So this leaves me with the need to replenish my food supplies as soon as I get home. So I thought I’d share some of may favourite post-run snacks with you all.

 

Peanut butter Toast

I LOVE peanut butter. Not only is it tasty, but it is a good snack sized source of protein! And toast is great to put it on. It’s satisfying fairly instantly, which is important to my post-run hunger levels!