How’s your weekend going? Have you been able to get out for anything fun this weekend?
I ran the Newport 10k yesterday (report coming soon!) and spent the afternoon making lasagnas for homeless families that our church takes turns hosting every few months. I had a quiet kitchen to myself which is, for me, heaven!
This was a recovery week. I realized I hadn’t taken a solid few days off running since after my fall marathon, and asked coach Tia if we could build that in this week before ramping up again.
Of course, it’s hard for me to do nothing, but I kept the effort nice and easy all week.
Tuesday: 30 minutes easy cycling + 20 minute walk
Wednesday: 50 minutes easy cycling + 20 minute walk + push ups/ core
Thursday: 4 easy miles (9:00, 8:36, 8:06, 7:50)
After the NYC half, my paces were in the 9/10 minute range for a good ten days as I recovered, so it was nice to see I was bouncing back faster this time.
Friday: 2- 2.5 easy shake out miles
Saturday: 10 miles total with the Newport 10k race …felt better than I expected to!
Sunday: Lasagna (I made two extra yesterday, one to freeze and one to eat, a meal every person in the family will eat!)
Monday: Roast chicken + potatoes + carrots
Tuesday: Chicken Fajita bowls with leftover chicken, scallion, feta, roast peppers, guacamole
Wednesday: Veggie Omelets
Thursday: Leftovers or some kind of soup with broth from the chicken (I should do a whole post on this, but homemade broth is one of the healthiest foods for runners!)
Friday: Homemade pizza
Saturday: Out for Mother’s day weekend?
Do you save bones to make your own broth?
Have you done back to back races? Was it successful, or awful?