Half training (cut back week) and Meal Planning

This week’s cut back came at the perfect time.  I was tired from last week’s workouts and looking forward to running slow all week.  So that’s what I did! It’s not as exciting as speed work and tempo splits, but recovery time is really important too.

The recap:

Sunday: recovery 5 miles (9:30 pace)

Monday: spin + strength

Tuesday: 6 easy miles (9:45 pace)

Wednesday: arms/core + spin

Thursday: 6 easy miles (no watch)

Friday: off

Saturday: 4 mile run

Sunday: 12 with a running buddy

The week turned out to be a bit easier than planned but this is the time to take the cut back seriously.  I’m ready to pick things up again this week, with about 6 weeks to go until the Rutgers half!


Meal Plan


Sunday: Quinoa Turkey Minestrone

Monday:  Veggie omelets with side salads

Tuesday: Turkey burgers with avocado and tomato in lettuce wraps and homemade “fries”

Wednesday: Fish tacos and carrot-cabbage slaw with lemon tahini dressing

Thursday:  Quinoa power bowl with leftover lemon tahini dressing

Friday: Cauliflower fried rice with tofu

Saturday: Leftovers or take out

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Have you used cauliflower for “rice” or pizza crust?


5 thoughts on “Half training (cut back week) and Meal Planning

  1. The quinoa looks really good. I’m glad you were able to take a cut back week. I feel like that was how my week was last week. I got sick and then ended up needing more rest. While I don’t feel 100%, I do feel a lot better!
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