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Half Marathon Recap - Part II

The half marathon was a great experience and well some of you may be wondering what did I eat?

I think the question is what didn't I eat :-)

The night before I indulged and my running friends and I  had dinner out.  I splurged and had chicken liver pate with some amazing bread for an appetizer and for an entree of salmon w broccollini (I didn't touch the potatoes on my plate) and drank water.  For snacks I packed some healthy blonde brownies ( a Jillian Michael's recipe I'll post another time), bananas and I purchased some raspberries and plain greek yogurt for breakfast the morning of the race.

For the most part I did really well until I starting eating the blondies (they were healthy and packed with protein and complex carbs but your not supposed to eat several at a time).  A small square 1 1/2" - 2" was approximately 200 calories and I ate more than one :-).

During the race I had two packets of Gu for a little bit of energy along with lots of water. 

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Half Marathon Recap - Part I

Yesterday was the Surftown Half Marathon and it was a beautiful run!  It was a flat run by the ocean in Westerly/Watch Hill, RI.  The views were beautiful and the weather was in the 50's (at 7:30am) and it was sunny.  Perfect running weather.  Not too hot and not too cold.  There were approximately 800 + runners so it wasn't crowded. 






The gun went off and my running comrades and I started off at a fast pace (much faster than my normal pace).  After four minutes was our one minute walk break and when we started running again we went a little bit slower.  I wanted to finish strong and not burn out before reaching the finish line.  At one point during the race we switched our intervals to run three, walk one.

The course took us along a a beautiful view of the ocean and through some really nice neighborhoods.  Some of the residents were outside in their bathrobes cheering us on as the smell of bacon filled the air as some where in their homes cooking up their morning breakfast.

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