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Monday, February 18, 2013

Marathon Training and Fried Kiwi!

Happy Monday!!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! 
First of all, I'm featured on Mindy's Runner Spotlights, at Road Runner Girl! Check it out here! Thank you, Mindy!!
 
I am counting down the weeks until my FULL marathon. I have 9 more! I feel like I'm getting more nervous as each day goes by. Between now and then, I have 6 races!! I'll have a very busy next 2 months!
 Starting today I'm getting back to my marathon training plan. The plan I've been following only has me going up to 16 miles- which seems crazy! How can I be ready for 26, if the most I do is 16? (The most I've done so far is 18) So I'm changing it a little, and will be doing at least 20, possibly more.

Last night as I was checking out some Instagram pics, I came across one from Larisa, at zero to twenty six point two. It was fried kiwi! I had never heard of doing anything like this, and I just happened to have a kiwi and coconut oil, so I had to try it!
I just sliced a kiwi, put it in about 1/2 tsp of coconut oil and fried it for about 3-4 minutes on each side. It was SO GOOD!! I've also found out you can do this to bananas, as well! Can't wait to try that!

Have you ever 'fried' fruit?
Did you run or race this weekend?

katie
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  1. I love kiwi but have never thought to fry it. I'm heading to TJs in a little bit and think I might have to pick up some kiwis and coconut oil to check this out!

    I can't believe you have six races in the next two months! That's awesome - good luck!

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  2. Coconut oil is suppose to be the new big thing!! My longest training run was 20 and mentally I was glad I ran it before my full. So excited for you:)

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    1. I use coconut oil now in place of any other oils. And you can use it in so much more than cooking too! I would like to run 26 before the marathon. That way I'll know for sure I'm ready!

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  3. I love grilled fruits but have never tried to fry it.....i will now!!

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    1. I've never grilled fruits! I just never even thought of 'warm' fruits, but they are deelish!

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  4. I saw the same pic on instagram from Larisa. I'm sooooo trying it! These next 8 weeks will seriously fly by for you. There are a lot of training plans that have people do 18 miles as the longest run but I really encourage you to go further. I do 21 (my plan only calls for 20) and I feel prepared.

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    1. I'll definitely do 20, would like to do 26- just to make sure I can! :)

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  5. This is going to be my dessert tonight! I happen to have both at home already :) Thanks!

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    1. Let me know how you like them! I think I'll try the fried banana tonight!

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  6. I would say at least try to hit 20. 16 just doesn't seem right.
    We must be on similar plans as I too have a 15 mile long run this weekend.
    Let me know if you want my plan AKA the one I stole from Gina (Noshing on Asphalt)

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    1. Ok, I'll do 20 for sure, possibly more. Well good, we'll be suffering together this weekend. ;)
      YES, I want your/Gina's plan! Can you email it? Thanks, girl!

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  7. Those miles do seem a little low. I am in week five and I did 10 miles on Sunday alone. I am stubborn, so I still add a mile more here or there.

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    1. That's what I thought! That's way too low. Guess I'll be stubborn too, and add on more miles!

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  8. Whoa. I have never tried fried fruit. And I like fried food!
    Anyway, I definitely think you should be running longer then 16 miles for a marathon training plan.

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    1. Try it!! I was surprised, but it's so good! I'm going to try the fried banana tonight.
      I agree about more miles. It's a plan I got from Runkeeper, so you'd think they would know that!

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  9. Wow! You are going to be busy! :) Good luck with all your training. The time is going to fly by.

    Fried kiwis sound delicious. As do fried bananas. I should really invest in some coconut oil.

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    1. I will be busy, it seems like starting in March, I'll have a race every weekend!
      You should try them! Definitely get some coconut oil too. I use it in place of every other oil. It's much healthier! You can even use it as a skin softener and other things too!

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  10. Sounds like your training is going well! just take those six races you have between now and than to run far and fast as training for your marathon! I did a mardi gras 10k run this past weekend which was my first 10k distance. I loved it! A good distance between a 5k and a half!

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    1. Ok, I'll do that. It'll be good preparation! One of my upcoming races is a 10k. Love that distance too!

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  11. wow, that sounds great Katie.
    Frying food is an idea--will let you know;P
    Xo

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  12. Wow never thought of trying that! I have coconut oil but no kiwi. I wonder if it work with avocado?

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    1. I'm sure it would work with avocado, not sure about the taste though...let me know if you try it!

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  13. I need to try frying fruit in coconut oil! Sounds amazing!!! I grill pineapple in the summer and LOVE IT!

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    1. I've never grilled or fried fruit until now. I'll have to try grilled pineapple- that sounds deelish!!

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  14. I've only done 2 marathons, but I'd say definitely find a plan that takes you to 20. I'm sure you could finish only getting up to 18 miles in training, but you'll probably feel stronger with a 20 miler in there, though you probably don't need to go over 20 since the risk would outweigh the benefit. Check out Pete Pfizinger... he has great advice on training! http://www.pfitzinger.com/marathontraining.shtml

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    1. I will check out Pete's article. I've been reading some info on why only running 16-18 is better for you than 20 and over (in training). I still think I would have more confidence going into the marathon, if I've done at least 20!

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  15. Hello from your newest follower! I'm no marathoner, but I am a runner! My dad's getting ready for his second marathon in about 9 or 10 weeks (which might be the same one you are doing...), and your mileage sounds about the same. It will feel like you should be doing more, but don't worry, you're doing it right!! Your blog is very inspirational! Would love for you to come and follow mine as well!

    -Madison

    www.talltalesatteatime.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Madison! Welcome to my blog, and thank you for your kind words! I will check yours out as well! Which race is your dad doing? I'm doing the Carmel Marathon, in Indiana, on April 20th. I've been reading some articles, explaining the benefits of only running 16-18 in training. So maybe this guy knows what he's talking about after all! :)

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  16. Yum! I never would have thought about frying kiwi!

    Congrats on the marathon! I read your about me blurb and you are so right! The first 5K feeling of crossing that finish line is priceless. Tear inducing.

    Following from the Aloha Friday Bloghop

    www.MommaCandy.com.

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    1. Welcome, Shauna! I never would've thought about it either, but it really is good. I also saw someone fried bananas in the same way. Can't wait to try that! I will check out your blog!

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  17. A training plan only going up to 16? That's bizarre! For me running is SO mental. I need to know in my head I can run 26 or at least close to it before race time! Smart move to bump up the mileage!

    I am training for my first full in May and I am up to 14 miles. Any advice for those higher mileage days or marathon training in generall?

    I am so nervous!

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    1. I thought that was pretty bizarre too! I do understand not going over 20 though, because your body can't properly recover from that while your training. My plan has me running 4 days a week, and if I did 26 on a Saturday, there's no way I could do 7 on Monday. So I do understand that.
      My first full is in April, so I know how you're feeling! I'm nervous too, but excited!

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