Boston Training week 1 + Meal Planning

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)

Sunday:  rest

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?

I’m linking up with Tricia and HoHo from The Weekly Wrap, with Jess Runs ATL and The Right Fits.

26 thoughts on “Boston Training week 1 + Meal Planning

  1. Yep – all the miles on the treadmill over here too! And the bike! I’m like a caged animal…but I actually don’t really mind, oddly enough. I think I’m getting used to being indoors so what does that tell you? LOL!
    GREAT job on that long run!!! WOW. So awesome when you can run that well, for that long. Awesome.
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  2. Great job on your workouts! Those treadmill long runs are so hard and I am impressed with yours – that takes a lot of mental strength! I ran on the treadmill this week for the first time in months and it felt like the hardest thing, but I think that was because I knew I could have been outside (I just didn’t want to run alone in the dark). I hope the whole season leading up to Boston isn’t just treadmill runs and you can get outdoors soon!
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  3. Holy cow you are fast! Well done.

    It’s 38 degrees out in CA and I’m crying about the cold. I bet if it was 38 degrees out your way tomorrow, the whole family would be wearing shorts and t-shirts talking about how nice and warm it was. 🙂

  4. You had a great start to your Boston training. I’m super impressed all of your miles were on the treadmill, especially those longer sessions. EEK — I can’t remember the last time I did a handstand. I better not try! Mexican Chili is always a winter favorite of ours (topped with cheese and sour cream of course). Thanks for linking!

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