We had a great 8 yesterday! It was wonderful to see a few people who have smartly recoved from injury and joined us for an informative clinic (thanks Lisa!) and an out-and-back. Kudos to all! I'm impressed that everyone had water and was obviously properly fueled. One great aspect of an out-and-back run is that it gives us the opportunity to support each other in passing. A casual word of encouragment goes a long way!
SUNDAY 3/3: recover. MONDAY: off or cross train. TUESDAY: (M) 4. WEDNESDAY: foundation training. THURSDAY: (E)4. FRIDAY: off or cross train.
Saturday the 9th is officially an 'off' day. If you will race the Coaster Run on Sunday, please check the calendar section of this site for 3/10 to get the needed information. If you are not participating in the Coaster Run, please run 6 miles on your own. I'd like to offer up an opportunity to meet for coffee on Saturday. It can be purely social, a chance for shop-talk, or a way to catch up on info you may have missed. I've suggested Corner Bakery because it's close to the trail and has a Starbucks next door as well as lots of seating. If, like me, you are doing the Coaster Run but want to run 2 miles on Saturday, meet afterward. If you are running the full 6 miles, you can start early on the trail and meet us after. So, please ONLY rsvp if you will meet for coffee. If not, I look forward to seeing you Sunday or the 16th.
I've been asking you to email me your mantra. Please do this if you haven't already. Mantras can be very helpful! Angela, who was in my group last year, has a great blog, 'Fun Fit Mom'. I love her weekly posts! The most recent includes this passage:
At about mile 16 the breeze picked up as I approached the ocean and it became harder to hit the 9:35 pace. I used my struggle to practice what it would be like at the marathon. I pulled out all my mantras, this time throwing in what the stranger had said: "Keep it goin' girl!"
Her mantra, as well as a casual word of encouragement, aided her to a successful 20 miler!
JFF: Today's O.C. Register Well magazine had an interesting tidbit about Okinawa, Japan, where it is not uncommon for people to live past 100. Their diet includes: sweet potatoes, leafy greens, whole grains, tofu, fish, and legumes. They don't eat a lot of meat, daily, eggs, or sugar. They practice Hara,Hachi Bu, a habit of eating only until they are about 80% full. Hmmm...that's good food for thought.