Thanks so much for sharing my excitement about the NYC marathon. It’s funny- I’ve spent so much of this last year cutting back miles and really loving the balance of more strength training and less miles… and now here I am getting ready to ramp things up again and I’m equally excited about that! I guess I’m easy to please- I tend to see the best in any scenario.
This is one of the highest mileage weeks I’ve had for a while, after taking it easy the last few months. Everything is feeling good, so I’m hoping to continue to build a strong base before marathon training. For now, the Rutgers half is my first goal.
Here’s the weekly recap:
Sunday: 12 easy miles (8:40 pace) with my running buddy
Monday: 30 minute spin with 10 x 30 second intervals; 30 minute upper body HIIT
Tuesday: 10.5 run [2 warm up, 2 hard tempo (6:55, 6:54), 1/2 mile easy, 2 hard tempo (6:59, 6:55), 1/2 easy, 1 mile hard (6:48), 2 1/2 hilly miles home]
Wednesday: 4 easy miles (8:45 ave) + legs workout (squat jumps, step ups, burpees, lunges, single leg lift)
Thursday: 5.25 miles easy (9:15 ave) on dead legs!
Friday: 20 minute bike intervals + upper body/core (plank jacks, push ups, squat and press, upper rows, russian twists)
Saturday: 14.75 easy run with running group (8:39 ave)
Tuesday’s workout was supposed to be closer to 8 miles but I wanted to run to a 2 mile loop to use for the tempo paces which is up and over a hill behind our house. I underestimated how far away it was (and how hilly!) That run combined with Wednesday’s HIIT leg workout led to dead tired legs by Thursday. Ironically, the easy Thursday run made me feel much better. It’s funny how a run can be used for recovery, isn’t it?
I’ll aim for a day off today or short recovery run. We’ll be making a day trip to my parents to hang out with my siblings!
I did a little food prep yesterday, mostly for snacks for the girls. I made these gluten free granola bars, pb energy bites and cocoa protein bites (for me).
It’s also a Fresh Fix week, so I’m using recipes from our e-book and following the meal plan this week.
Sunday: Grill: Burgers, Veggies, and a side Quinoa Summer Salad – this weather is just too nice not to pretend it’s summer!
Monday: Buddha Bowl
Tuesday: Chicken Tikka Masala with asparagus
Wednesday: Chopped Greek Salad
Thursday: Inside Out Burgers or Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers
Friday: Tempeh Veggie Stir Fry
Saturday: Leftovers or take out
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Have you underestimated a running route?
Have you found an easy run helped your legs bounce back?