Marathon training recap + Meal plan

Hi everyone,

What a gorgeous fall weekend here! We have another set of friends visiting this weekend (and their two kids) so it’s been the perfect weekend to get out and enjoy the weather.

I pushed my long run back to today so that I could more fully enjoy our Saturday together.  Next Sunday is my half marathon.  I haven’t raced a half since the spring and I’m getting excited!

Sunday:  8 recovery miles, 9:20 ave pace

Monday: XT: 45 minutes elliptical + arms/core

Tuesday: 8 mile run with a few 6 minute bursts at 6:45 pace

Wednesday: 5 easy miles + 1 hour spin

Thursday: NMTZ (strength)

Friday: 10 mile track workout with 3 x 1600s (6:37, 6:25, 6:35) This was TOUGH after strength the day before, but I pushed through.

Saturday: Off

Sunday: Long run (12-16)

This Thursday is the next Sugar Detox tele-conference… there are a few spots left if you’d like to join us! You can register here.  Thanks to Laurel at Ducks in a Row and Joanna at Making Mine for sharing their experience with the tele-course.

For those of you who have been doing the monthly detox, we’ll cut out sugar for the week beginning next Monday. I feel like I say this every month, but I really need it again!



Sunday: Breakfast for dinner + Anne’s Pumpkin Pie smoothie

Monday: Ground turkey tacos and/or taco salad with guacamole

Tuesday: Garden Fritters + Green salad

Wednesday: Baked Lemon Fish, rice and roasted veggies

Thursday: Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Not sure, but at some point I need to make this Pumpkin Pecan Granola!

Have you added pumpkin to your menu yet? When is your next race?

24 thoughts on “Marathon training recap + Meal plan

  1. You are going to do great on your half marathon! Your training has been really solid and now you can just go out there and have fun! I am pumpkin-ing up everything I make these days! I need to check out your Pumpkin Pie smoothie link, though– and the slow cooker chicken cacciatore sounds interesting too. I have found so many great, healthy recipes through this Challenge!
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  2. MMM. Looks like a bunch of awesome meals coming up this week. I’ve made pumpkin pancakes a few times but that is about it. I wish I could say I’ve been more exciting. I have been attempting to cook so that is a big deal for me. 😉
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  3. Awesome training week Laura!!!! You are amazing!
    I just busted out my slow cooker recipe books this weekend. I can’t wait to start using it every weekend to make yummy soups. It is soup weather in WA now. I love it!

  4. I haven’t cooked with pumpkin yet this season. Not sure what I’m waiting for!

    That chicken cacciatore recipe looks so yummy. I was needing another slow cooker meal to round out my October menu, and that just might be it!
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