So here's the plan for now:
No walking in my training, my walking is down pat--it's all about running now.
Run 5 days a week.
One day of speed training.
One day of tempo training.
Pilates Class followed by a recovery run.
Long run---half of it done at Marathon pace.
Two gels per hour of training--one water bottle per 45 minutes.
Recovery run followed by strength training.
Low-fat chocolate milk within 20-30 minutes of workouts lasting over 1 1/2 hrs.
Tighten up my eating--strict vegetarian diet (I can't believe how much this helps!!).
Good form while running--good posture throughout the day.
Respect the warm up and cool down.
Increase water throughout the day (know where all the toilets are in my neighborhood!!).
I must say that I am shocked how my body responds to this. I guess I still can't fully believe I can change my body at my age, but I can! So all you youngsters out there that are dragging your feet with your training...if I can do it, so can you!!!!
Have a yummy Thanksgiving, with lots of loved ones surrounding you all!
I am grateful for my health, loving friends, good kids and any day the sun comes out in Chicago during the Winter!
Life is good.