Umm… how is Christmas two weeks away?!
I have all the girl’s gifts done but need to get my act together for the rest of my list. At least the snow is making it feel like December this year.
I am still in lazy mode… it’s hard to get out of bed on these cold, dark mornings but when I get out there, the running is starting to feel really good again. I think I am ready to kick things up a notch and added my first speed workout on Sunday!
Monday : 6 mile progression run (8:48, 8:24, 7:55, 7:49, 7:39, 7:30)
Tuesday: upper body ST + 15 minute easy spin
Wednesday: 5 miles at 8:01 ave with 5 x 1 minute strides + 40 minute pool run
Thursday: 35 minute elliptical with 7 x 1 minute “sprints” + upper body ST
Friday: 6 miles easy run
Sunday: 7.5 run with intervals
(2 mile warm up, 400m x 5 at 6:00 pace, 500m x 2 @ 6:08, 600m @ 6:13, 800m @ 6:27, 1.5 cool down)
I kept recoveries short (60-90 seconds) so by the final 800m rep I was feeling it, but it was so fun to push the pace again! It’s been months since I did a VO2 max workout.
I’m considering the same January 1 5k I did last year… we’ll see!
There is also a new trail run in January where you see how many laps (about a 5k) you can do in 3 or 6 hours! I’m considering the 3 hour challenge but wondering if I’ll be up for it by then… 8 miles feels like a long run right now, ha! It’s funny how it’s all relative.
What I’m making this week…
I had my first flop in awhile yesterday… I made our usual favorite crock pot jambalaya but made the mistake of adding the rice in the middle instead of at the end. I had no idea rice could fall apart and crumble so much! It still tasted okay, but the texture was so weird.
Other ideas for this week:
- meatloaf (my husband has the best recipe! hoping he can make it) + roasted potatoes
- spaghetti squash + rotisserie chicken (let’s see how many meals I can NOT cook this week!)
- egg burritos
- go out?
There is so much to do this time of year, my time to plan meals and prep food and cook is not a priority although it should be. We’ll see how this week goes!
Have you ever done a race where you see how many laps you can do in a set time?
Do you maintain your usual food prep and cooking during the busy holiday season?