Week one of Boston Training and Meal planning

Hi everyone,

Was your week as freezing cold as ours? Winter has officially arrived, just in time for my first week of Boston training.  I put in way too many miles on the treadmill this week, but they’re done!

Sunday: 30 minute spin +15 minutes of kettle bells, push ups and core

Monday: 8 run with 2 x 1600 at 6:55 pace, 2 x 800m (3:19), 2 x 400m (1:33)

Tuesday:  40 minute spin + 15 minute strength circuit

Wednesday:  6 easy run (8:35 pace)

Thursday: 10 run with 6 @ 7:25 pace

Friday: off

Saturday: 13 easy miles (9:00 pace) with 4 x 1600 at 3-4% incline
Boston training starts


I planned this as a “peak” week before the half two weeks away.  I’ll take the next two weeks a bit easier before the race.

For the meal plan this week, we plan to use our pressure cooker again.  Both the butternut squash soup and fish curry can be made in there in minutes.  Did you know that vegetables cooked in pressure cookers also retain more of the nutrients than other ways of cooking (even steaming?) Yeah, I’m kind of obsessed with this new kitchen tool!

Sunday: Butternut Squash soup + salad

Monday: Coconut Fish Curry

Tuesday: Sweet Potato Chili

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs with veggies + blueberry protein pancakes

Thursday: Ground turkey and refried bean tacos + easy guacamole

Friday: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Saturday: Leftovers or out

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How did you handle the cold this week?

34 thoughts on “Week one of Boston Training and Meal planning

  1. I’ve already had enough of the cold and its only early January! After it snowed on Tuesday we then got some freezing temps that left us with ice everywhere…so I spent most of the week on the treadmill and took some extra days off. Great job getting those workouts in despite the weather and having to move some of them inside!
    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine recently posted..Meal Planning And Prep: Whole30 Week 1My Profile

  2. I am sorry to ask a silly question but could u give a little more detail on ur running schedule. What does ’10 run w 6′ mean? Tx

  3. I hope this cold is just a January thing. I’ve been dreading every single run outside which is sooooo not like me. Thankfully I have a friend running Boston too. We are leaning on each other heavily for long runs. It makes single digit temps at least a little bit more bearable. Although my face and legs are still trying to unthaw from yesterday’s run!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Meal Planning {Week of January 11}My Profile

  4. I had NO idea about the pressure cooker! How awesome, I feel like I need to find one now! haha Menu looks great, I am with you hating the treadmill, I actually haven’t run in weeks because we have had the most awful winds here…when we walk there are times where you just cannot move and the wind is so bitter :-/ I feel your pain, but thank goodness it is just a couple more months! 😉
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  6. Thanks for the reminder that I need to make this week’s menu!! It’s been frigid here this week, with wind chills of teens and 20’s below. I’ve run indoors all week. I think we’re going to see a little warm up this coming week, so I might be able to head outside finally!
    We love our pressure cooker, however, I make hubby use it, because I’ll admit I’m a little scared of it!
    Amy @ Mama Running for God recently posted..The Long Run {Half Marathon Training}My Profile

  7. Looks like you are going to rock Boston! I am always excited about the marathon, but especially so because it’s 3 days after my due date! I wouldn’t mind if baby is late if I could have her on Patriot’s Day 😉 Although I’m bummed I can’t go watch the marathon then!
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  8. Great job on your workouts Laura! I just looked them over and realised I’ve begun to structure my training similarly: spinning with weights/kettlebells, an easy mid-week run, speedwork & a long weekend run without even realising it. Fingers crossed it helps me to become as speedy as you  Have a great week!
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