–01. Photography by Fahim Kassam.
With a solid month of training down, and a little over two to go, I'm feeling faster. I can feel the benefits of the group runs and hill repeats already – something that I'd never done before, and probably wouldn't have on my own. I've implemented more omega-3 fatty acids, have been drinking a lot of tart cherry juice, and have been more conscious about eating carbohydrates before runs, but especially after, in the recommended 4/1 ratio to protein, something I was surprised to learn. In terms of achieving this easily, Vega has been a great option so far.
The last two clinics in the training course have focused heavily on injury prevention. Besides actually running a lot, this is probably the most vital aspect of preparing for the marathon, and certainly my biggest concern...