McCabe’s San Diego Half Marathon Training Blog: Week 2
“Run em like run em run em whoop!” We are less than a month away from the San Diego Half Marathon and the training continues. My main focus for this marathon is to get our afternoon guy and good friend Booker across that finish line. From the start he was pretty hesitant on believing he could actually finish a few miles let alone 13.1. Since then he’s come a long way. He’s gone from your average runner of just a few miles to now have completed 4,5,6,8 and 10 mile runs. That’s huge! And he hasn’t had any complaints, I mean when I took him skiing that was a different story, but running he has down. Ha, but that doesn’t come without the occasional sore calves, legs and well…nipples. Something I learned after completing the San Diego Full marathon last June is that your chest becomes very tender. This happened to Booker at mile 10. So I definitely recommend from now on for all the longer runs to either use Vaseline or a band-aides to cover up your chest area. You will thank me later.
Now that we have 10 miles under our belt I’m confident Booker is ready for the 13.1 miles on June 2nd. Over the next couple of weeks I’d like to get in one more long run and a few 7 or 8 mile days. Be sure to tweet @ChrisBooker or call 877-971-HITS Mon-Friday 3-7p and say, “You can do it Booker!!!!”
This week I also got in a few 4 miles runs and played a round of tennis for my off day. It’s active, fun and it’s a game I really need to get better at. I’ve only been playing for about a month and a half now. My back hand needs some serious work…well pretty much my entire game.
For my recovery this week after all my runs and activities I went for Muscle Milk Chocolate. Taste is great and it’s the perfect blend of protein, healthy fats, good carbohydrates and 20 vitamins and minerals to provide sustained energy. With that said…back to running!
Remember, whether you’re running 100 meters or 100 miles, runners need protein to go the distance and win.
This week on the playlist Zedd “Spectrum.”