A circuit workout, training recap + meal plan

Happy Sunday!  How was your week?

I had a few new group training runs that I’ll share more about soon.  Always a great way to make the time fly by, and to push myself a little harder at the track.

I realized this week that I’m nearing the half way point in my training already, eeek! Here’s the weekly recap:

All in all, it was a good week.  The second part of my long run will be this morning with a group I ran with two weeks ago.

Sunday:  12 mile group run with local group (8:30 ave)

Monday: 25 minute elliptical + mixed with strength circuit (workout below)

Tuesday: 8 mile tempo run, split with spin class (1st half: 7:45, 7:17, 6:55, 6:30… spin… 2nd half: 9:00, 7:57, 7:18, 7:30)

Wednesday: 7 easy run (8:50 ave) + push ups and plank variations

Thursday: I joined a new group for their track workout: warm up- 8:07, then 6 x 6 minutes at half marathon pace– note, no one was running half marathon pace!  I went with the flow and my paces for the 6 minutes were 7:06, 6:47, 6:44, 6:44, 6:27 and 6:44, cool down 1.5 miles at 8:06 pace for 8 miles total

Friday: off

Saturday: 13.5 long run, 8:30 ish pace

I often list “short circuit workout” or “resistance band workout” as part of my weekly routine, and it’s usually something I’ve pinned or made up on the fly.  Because some of you have asked for more details, I’m going to try to share more specifics in the future.

I made this up on the fly on Monday and wrote it down to share.  I am not an expert in strength training and do not claim to be, but I’ve learned a lot of efficient strength moves and I regularly incorporate the ones that are best for overall strengthening and supporting running.

(Optional- you can repeat the entire circuit)


For meal planning:


Sunday: Homemade pizza

Monday: Crock pot Jambalaya

Tuesday: Grilled chicken, roasted veggies and kale chips

Wednesday: Quinoa salad with Creamy Avocado viniagrette

Thursday: Basil Bacon Quiche (with a rice crust)

Friday: Spring rolls and soup

Saturday: Leftovers or out

Do you have a favorite strength move?

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