I absolutely love it when Brooke falls asleep on me because then it means that I have to just sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing (story of my life but it is just more fun this way).
It was the perfect time for my Hansons Marathon Method book and I read all about the long run. With the Hansons Method your longest run for marathon training is 16 miles! I am still trying to figure out if I am going to follow the plan exactly for my marathon in June… but I really am thinking I am going to.
From the book, “A 16-mile long run is the longest training day for the standard Hansons program. But there’s a hitch; the long run should simulate the LAST 16 miles of the marathon, not the first 16. Indeed, a training plan should simulate the cumulative fatigue that is experienced during a marathon, without completely zapping your legs. Rather than spending the entire week recovering from the previous long run, you should be building a base for the forthcoming long effort.”
The plan makes it so that you don’t go into your long run feeling fresh and so your long run feels more like the last 16 miles of the marathon. Sounds fun right?
This approach is so different than any plan I have done before (my first marathon plan is here)!
(PS yesterday our neighbor said, “Your baby has the coolest cheeks ever.” I am very proud)
After the nap we took it outside for some bird watching and fingernail painting. Quite the busy day, I should really slow down;)
I got the idea for Cowboy Quesadillas HERE but this is what we put in ours:
2 shredded bbq chicken breasts (I used the crockpot to cook them because they taste so much better that way), black beans, mozzarella cheese (not in the picture), corn (frozen), cilantro (Billy doesn’t like cilantro?!?), green onions, tomatoes, red pepper and whole wheat tortillas. We also made a dipping sauce for the quesadillas with equal parts ranch and bbq sauce.
They were ridiculously good. Both of us agreed this will be a very frequent meal. My love for broccoli is returning.
We called last night our ‘date night.’ I don’t know why I like to do this because last night was just like any other night but calling it date night makes me feel cooler especially because it included watching The Biggest Loser while eating ice cream and chocolate covered pomegranates on top of a pb bar that I made the other night. Longest sentence ever.
HAPPY FEBRUARY!!! The second best month of the year (August is the #1 best month because that is when Brookie was born).
What is the longest run that you do for marathon training? Half-marathon training? Thoughts about 16 miles being your longest training run for a marathon?
Did you watch The Biggest Loser this week? Thoughts?
Who has a birthday in FEBRUARY?
Anyone have a fun date night lately?