Another gorgeous weekend! We’re soaking up as much outdoor time as we can before winter comes back with a vengeance.
All systems are go this week with training but I feel out of shape having backed off for a week or two of training… I know it’s mental, but isn’t it crazy how that can happen? I need a good confidence building tempo run this week before the race.
Sunday: 10 easy with the MRTT ladies
Monday: Barre (am) and a 7 mile trail run in the afternoon- one of the days where it hit the 50s!
Tuesday: 45 minute spin class + short evening walk
Wednesday: 9.2 easy miles with my running friend (9:10 ave)
Thursday: am 4 miles with 1 mile warm up and 4 x 800m (6:30 pace with 100m recoveries) before boot camp class at the gym; pm another 3 miles with a client (11-12 pace)
Saturday: 13 long run and my body was tired! The first ten were averaging 8:30 pace, the final 3 I picked it up for a fast finish (7:34, 7:15, 7:01) … the 7 minute mile felt much harder than it should have. But when I got home, the girls were playing outside and ran with me to finish a short cool down. They boosted my spirits!
We also took a 2 mile walk to the park, Dunkin Donuts, and back before lunch and I was spent and ready for a nap!
Sunday: planning 5 recovery miles this morning
Tomorrow kicks off the 21 day runner’s reset! There are no restrictions or strict rules- but the goal is to bring our macros into better balance with mostly real foods. We’re also incorporating 2-3 strength workouts each week. Dinners are pretty similar to what I usually make.
Sunday: Turkey chili with butternut squash
Monday: Grilled salmon with acorn squash and grilled veggies
Tuesday: Crock pot black beans and rice
Thursday: Crock pot salsa chicken with corn tortillas, avocado, scallion and feta
Friday: Edamame pasta with leftover chicken, broccoli and nutritional yeast
Now into peak training week… I’m ready!
Have you felt like your easy pace is harder than usual after a week or two off?
Any tips for race day confidence?