Switch to 5k training recap + Meal planning

Happy Mother’s day to all the moms! And a special hug to any women who are yearning to be a mom and are not yet there.  I remember how hard this day was when I was in your place.

Yesterday, my 7 year old pulled off a Mother’s Day tea with the help of my husband, and sent invitations, created the menu, set the table and she and a few friends served the moms tea, fruit salad and cookies.  Plus dark chocolate, at my request!

I admit, I wasn’t thrilled when she came up with the idea as Mother’s day is supposed to be about less work for the moms… but they did it without my help and it was a sweet morning, and really nice to have an hour or two to sit and catch up with friends.

Training picked up this week, with the shift now to a 5k in mid-June and possibly a one mile race as well.  Here’s the rundown:

Sunday:  5 recovery miles (9:15 ave) after Saturday’s 10k, with two of my favorite running friends

Monday:  6 easy (9:00 ave) + Barre class

Tuesday: 50 minutes easy cycling

Wednesday: Interval run (2 mile warm up, 8 x 200m with 200m recovery, 1/2 mile jog and repeat, 2 mile cool down)

My warm up paces were 9:00, 7:56, then I kept the 200s between 5:40 and 5:55 pace.  I had to rush back so my cool down mile was 7:20, but then I did a proper cool down with the stroller after dropping my older daughter off at school, 2 more miles at 9:40 ave for 10 total.  I haven’t done 200s in a long time, and this was a really fun workout!

Thursday: 7 easy (8:30 ave) + boot camp … in retrospect, boot camp took this from easy day to moderately challenging day so I was ready for my rest day Friday!

Friday: rest!

Saturday:  10 miles total with 10 x 1 minute on, one minute off at 6:00 pace (recovery at 9:45 pace) total average 8:06 for the miles… this was a treadmill run, with 100% rain all day long but I added some short hills in the first half, and the fartlek in the second half made the run fly by.

More recovery miles this morning.

Meal planning:

Sunday: I believe we’re getting sushi tonight?

Monday: Roast tofu + bulghur burgers (I love this bulghur recipe from Moosewood- it’s an interesting combo of tahini, tomato, garlic, soy sauce, mustard and scallion… sounds odd, but it’s so good!)

And let’s be honest, probably eggs or Applegate hot dogs for the girls who won’t eat it

Tuesday:  Salmon, baked potatoes and green salad

Wednesday: Spiced Chickpeas with spinach and eggs (from Meals on the Run)

Thursday: Leftovers, just me and the girls

Friday: Hoping it’s nice enough to grill grass fed burgers and veggies!

Saturday: Out or quick throw together meals

Did I mention my husband has been making sauerkraut? Lunches lately have been some sort of wrap with sauerkraut, hummus, turkey or tempeh, feta cheese and greens… amazingly delicious!

Do you have any Mother’s Day plans?

Are you a sauerkraut fan? I find people either love it or hate it!

I’m linking up with Fitness and Food with Ilka and Angela, and Tricia and HoHo from The Weekly Wrap!


10 thoughts on “Switch to 5k training recap + Meal planning

  1. I love sauerkraut, and buy it every week at Natural Grocers. I tried making it once and the cabbage got moldy. Kudos to him for making his own! Would he like to share his recipe? 🙂

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  3. The Mother’s Day tea is such a cute and sweet idea and a memory you’ll never forget. I love the menu too! Great job on the 5k training. I was just thinking this week I need to do some 200 interval training. They are blessedly over so quickly! Sauerkraut is something we don’t usually eat, but I’m not opposed to it. I beat the homemade variety is delicious! Thanks for linking, Laura!

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