Happy New Year!!
The last ten days have been a whirlwind of family events, travel to PA, hosting cousins and entertaining kids off school… it’s probably my favorite week of the year but also exhausting, and I have to admit, I am ready for school to start tomorrow!
I hope you had a great break! I spent some time yesterday mapping out a tentative training plan for the first few months of the year.
2017 ended on a high note with the pr at Richmond, but I expected to bounce back faster than I did. The last few weeks I had quite a few workouts that felt harder than they should have, so last week I just listened to my body and ran what I felt like running any particular day. It was refreshing and I’m ready to dive in again.
Technically Boston training begins today! Here’s last week’s review, the most miles I have run in the 6 weeks since the marathon:
Sunday: 5.35 miles in PA, easy but pushed the last mile to 7:30
Monday : Christmas at my in-laws!
Tuesday: 8 easy hilly miles, 8:44 ave
Wednesday: 40 minute pool run with a few intervals
Thursday: 6 easy treadmill miles (8:20 ave)
Friday: 11 miles with 400m x 10 inclines, comfortable pace (8:24 ave)
Saturday: 5 easy (treadmill again, 8:36 ave) + 25 easy pool run
And yes, lots of treadmill miles this week: as anyone in the northeast knows, it has been COLD! And it’s going to continue for another week. I hope this isn’t indicative of the winter ahead!
What I’m making this week…
- quinoa minestrone (made this yesterday for lunches this week)
- pork and sauerkraut today with friends (a PA Dutch tradition)
- roasted whole chicken and potatoes + kale salad
- leftover chicken in fajitas
I’m looking forward to kicking off the Runner’s Nutrition course tomorrow with many of you!! (If you missed it, email me: I have a promo code for the last few slots.)
How do you celebrate the New Year?
Have you been braving the cold or hitting the treadmill?