Happy Sunday! It’s crazy how drastically the weather can change in a week. Last weekend, I tossed off layers until I was down to a tank. Yesterday, I had on 2 long sleeved shirts and a jacket, running socks and compression socks, tights and my wigwam, hat and gloves. With the wind, the feel like temp was in the teens. So cold!
I’m crossing my fingers that race day is a mild 40 degrees. And toes.
Sunday: 5 recovery with the MRTT ladies (probably 10 ave)
Monday: am Barre; pm 10 mile tempo in 1:15 (8:38, 7:29, 7:16, 7:13, 7:11, 7:16, 7:15, 7:08, 7:04, 9:15 cool down) – this was the confidence boosting run I said I needed last week! I was planning to do my tempo on Wednesday, but my legs were ready to go so I went with it and did my 8 at near half marathon pace. I felt amazing! Those runs don’t come very often. I hope it’s a good sign for race day!
Tuesday: 30 minute easy walk + 30 minute easy spin
Wednesday: 7.5 easy am (8:45 ave) + 3 easy pm (9:00 ave)
Thursday: Boot camp – I am loving this class!
Friday: 15 long run with 3 at tempo (7:13, 6:59, 6:45) and 2 at tempo (7:11, 6:53) … I ran a hilly 3.5 miles to start and did the tempo portion on a flat stretch, then finished with more hills. I was spent at the end of this, but surprised with my tempo paces and feeling strong.
Saturday: 8 slow and easy with a running client in Central Park (12ish pace)…. She has run the NYC half a few times and showed me the first half of the course. It’s a bit hillier than I expected… eek! But the second half is mostly flat. I’m glad I got to see (and run) the hills so I can better mentally prepare myself.
For today, I’m hoping to get in a short strength workout and maybe a few easy miles later.
Sunday: Roast chicken and veggies with brown rice
Monday: Leftover chicken in Broccoli Curry Rice Noodle Soup
Tuesday: Tempeh and veggie stir fry
Wednesday: Veggie Frittata with hub’s sourdough bread
Friday: Grilled Tuna Tostadas with Black Bean Mango Salsa <– how amazing do these sound?
I’m loving the runner’s reset … I feel back in control of prepping foods, choosing good balanced meals and fueling my workouts well, which is sometimes hard in peak training. One week down, two to go!
Have you run (or raced) in Central Park?
When’s the last time you had a surprisingly good run?