Training recap + Meal planning

This has been such an odd week… 60 degrees on Thursday and snowing yesterday! Our plans were cancelled so we did the indoor play area at the mall and then stayed home the rest of the day, making indoor forts, playing in the snow and watching a movie.

I finished my cut back week feeling refreshed.  I slept a LOT this week! I think my body was fighting off the germs that are all around me but thankfully I never got sick.

The recap:

Monday: 1 mile run before teaching spin + I stayed for Barre class

Tuesday: 4.5 easy run and 30 minutes easy spinning

Wednesday: tempo run fail… the loop I wanted to run was so icy! I made it one loop around for 2.5 miles and then finished at home with 20 more minutes on the bike + a 30 minute strength circuit

Thursday: 40 minutes of intervals on the bike + walk with stroller

Friday: 6.2 run with 2 easy, 2 at fast tempo (7:05, 7:01), 2 cool down

Saturday: 45 minute spin, broken up with Cathe Supersets

Hoping to get in a double digit run today and get back on my half training schedule this week!

Meal planning:

Last week I did try two of the recipes from the RW cookbook, and really liked the salmon cups with avocado cream sauce.  For this week:

Sunday: Whole roast chicken + roast potatoes (one of my husband’s recipes so I’m going to put this on the calendar more often!)

Monday: Salmon, roast acorn squash and broccoli

Tuesday: Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach (from cookbook- never made this last week)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Squash and chickpea curry

Friday: Pasta night

Saturday: My daughter’s 7th birthday party with 10 little girls here… wish us luck!


Do you have a temperature cut off for outdoor running?

What’s one thing you hope to make this week?

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

20 thoughts on “Training recap + Meal planning

  1. Glad you’re feeling better! You’ve had even more changes in weather than we have had here in the Houston area with your snow! Last week, it was in the teens and then up in the 70’s here later. I know that disposable hand warmers make a big difference when I’m cold.
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    • I was feeling so strong trying to build my mileage back up and then my body said woah, time to back off. I wish I could push and push like some runners but I’ve learned the hard way that it doesn’t work that way for me!
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  2. just curious – when you do a cut back week, do you run at all? or fill in with other workouts (non running cardio, strength, etc)? I’m just trying to get a sense of what a cut back week looks like.

    • Great question… and I think I might do a post on this for Tuesday! The short answer is, I basically just cut back my mileage for the week, usually by a third. If I cut back more than that, i add in extra cross training.
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  3. It was definitely a strange week of weather! It looks like it will be pretty warm this week so hopefully were done with snow and ice for a little while.
    My meals this week are all really simple- I don’t have the motivation to follow any complicated recipes lately!
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  4. The weather has been crazy for everyone! In Iowa (at least where I’m located…central part of the state), We are expecting a huge ice storm to hit tonight (it still appears to be MIA), but we haven’t had much in the way of snow this winter. The little snow we had is gone, and we’ve had some rain…and that’s all frozen now (due to the extreme cold temps)…so it’s been treacherous, but not snowy. Totally whacko!
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  5. Great training week as usual, despite the inconsistency of the weather, which can really throw your training off usually..
    So happy to hear you didn’t get sick, as moms that’s always a double-blessing!! I started meal prepping last week, and yes, it helps tremendously and frees up some extra time in my schedule! Have a great week Laura!
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  6. Yuck, sorry about the ice and snow on your route and having to cut things short. You still did a really good job of getting in the workouts when you could and did a lot of indoor ones like barre and spin that will help big time. That squash and chickpea curry picture looks so good- I need to look up some fun recipes to try.
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  7. I’m glad to hear your cutback week has left you feeling refreshed. I don’t know why it’s so hard for some of us (me!) to do those. Where I live, it’s really rare to be any lower than 20s on a winter night and we’ve seen little of that this year so far. I haven’t had to run indoors for several years. Someone gifted me with Run Fast Eat Slow. I look forward to trying out some of those recipes! Thanks for linking, Laura!
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  8. Yes, this weather really has been crazy! I don’t know what to make of it. I’ve been hiding from some of the super cold weather, but usually if I’m in the 20’s and up, I’m “okay”.

    Hope you have fun with the birthday party! I made an Indian-inspired shrimp and rice dish last night, still trying to figure out what to make the rest of the week!
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  9. Sounds like a great week! The Squash & chickpea soup sounds delicious!!

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