Hey! Hope you had a great week! We had ten days off, two days of school, and then a four day weekend due to two MORE snow days! Whew- it’s been fun, but it’s safe to say I am very ready for a normal routine again (and a quiet house to catch up on work!)
So this week kicked off Boston training… no more running for fun when I feel like it. It’s time to put in the work! And I’m ready and excited.
My big goal has been the half in March- so my focus will be there to start, although I’m not putting all my eggs in that basket. I just saw it’s the same week that I’ll be running the spring book fair which means on my feet all day, every day and totally exhausted. That doesn’t mean it can’t be a pr day but it’s not ideal. We’ll see how it all shakes out.
On to the training!
Sunday: rest, my favorite day to chill
Monday : 10 miles with 3 @ tempo, and 2 @ tempo
I felt so strong on this one! 3 mile warm up (8:25 ave), then 3 tempo (6:53, 6:48, 6:44), 2 minute rest, 2 at tempo (6:53, 6:45) and 2 mile cool down (8:10)
This is much faster than I expected to run- I thought 7:00 would be my half marathon effort but it felt good so I rolled with it. That rarely happens!
Tuesday: 40 minute pool run
Wednesday: 9 easy with treadmill rolling ‘hills’ (8:45 ave)
Thursday: 45 easy spin + handstand practice and planks (snow day)
Friday: 13 miles, with 3 easy warm up and 10 @ 7:48 on the garage treadmill (snow day #2)
Saturday: 5 easy am miles (9:30 ave) + pm 20 minute strength (squats, lunges, bridges, calf raises, leg raises, push ups and core)
Looking back at the week I just realized that every single run was on a treadmill, either at the gym or in the garage. Yikes! I need to break that up and get outside. Thankfully, this week is looking a tad warmer.
What I’m making this week…
- quinoa chickpea salad for lunches
- turkey butternut squash chili (I could eat this every day in the winter!)
- roast salmon + roast broccoli/carrots/squash
- leftover throw-it-in-a-wrap night
How did you kick off the first year of January?
What’s one winter meal you don’t get tired of?