Weekly workout recap + Menu Link Up

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

After racing the past two weeks (first the half marathon and then the 10k), it feels good to feels good to have a “normal” weekend. I’m turning my focus to picking up a little speed for the 5k season here… first one is next Saturday already!  I mapped out a tentative plan for myself and will share some of my favorite speed workouts later this week.

The highlight of this week’s training was joining my running group at the track Thursday night.  I hope I can start to make these regularly!

Here’s what the week looked like:

Sunday: 9 mile easy run with friends

Monday: Weights- Cathe dvd

Tuesday: 6 mile fartlek run (with some 800s at 6:40 pace) + teach spin (1 hour)

Wednesday: subbed spin class + arms/core

Thursday: 7 run with 10×400 at 1:28-1:30

Friday: Off

Saturday: 10 run (8:45 pace) + teach spin (1 hour)

Yesterday afternoon, we biked over to the local university for a picnic.  We were hoping to catch some of the track meet which was supposed to last “all day” according to the website, but everyone was cleared out by the time we got there.  We enjoyed the beautiful day and did some “racing” around the grass.

And here’s our menu plan for the week:

Sunday: Friends over for dinner Fish with Charmoula sauce, baked on top of roasted potatoes, broccoli and peppers, brown rice

Monday: Crock pot Chickpea Curry

Tuesday: Tina’s Portabella Wraps

Wednesday: Need to choose between Lindsay’s Bean Burgers or Lasagna Soup

Thursday: Lentil Sloppy Joes

Friday: Ari’s Crispy Ranch Chicken (kid-friendly) and/or Kierston’s Seaweed Chicken Wrap (adult friendly)

Saturday: Date night for hub’s birthday!

Are there any signs of spring yet where you are?




41 thoughts on “Weekly workout recap + Menu Link Up

  1. Did those portabella wraps look fantastic?!? I want to try those, too! No great signs of spring yet, but I’m really hoping for something soon. Our spring break starts next week, and it would be nice to have temperatures about 37 degrees. :) Have a great day!
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  2. Wow, that looks like a great week!! I’m hoping to make our track workout this week. Colorado has a hard time committing to Spring but we will be blessed with beautiful weather throughout the year until the next snow dump.
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  3. Awesome runs! I can’t wait to hear some of your favorite speed work days — I’m slowly adding some into my life!! No sign of spring here — and I’m really really ready for it!! Over the grey skies =p
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  4. Your menu for this week looks great! We had some signs of spring here in St. Louis on Friday, when it hit 75 degrees!! Unfortunately, it dropped back down into the 30’s yesterday, so it was all just a tease :) Spring will be here soon enough though.
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  6. Great job on the track work-out! I haven’t done much track work in years.
    Tina’s Portabella wraps did look really good!
    Friday it was over 80 and gorgeous, today it 30 overcast and chance of snow – At least we had a spring teaser!!
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    • It was strange! Our friend ran by in the morning and saw them, but we got there at 4pm and everything was empty, so apparently it wrapped up early, even though the website said all day and into the evening… we’ll try again!
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  7. Spring is very slow in coming over here on the east coast. Getting tired of the chilly air : ( Look forward to hearing your track workouts – I’m always looking for good ones to use during the summer, when I’m not marathon training!
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  8. Geez Louise, signs of spring, I WISH. We still have snow on the ground and it’s in the 30’s all day. It’s supposed to snow again tomorrow. *sigh*

    Your family bike ride looks like so much fun!! I have the Ergo backpack too (I think that’s what your hubby has?). I don’t know why I haven’t thought of trying it on the bike!

    I have a question about your 400 repeats…do you jog in between? My half marathon program consists of 400 repeats every other week, and my hubby has me jogging a 400 between each. I’m just curious if you job or walk or lay down (please say you lay down LOL).
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    • Funny you asked, because I usually do jog between, but this week our coach specifically wanted us to rest between with no jogging. I found it hard to go from zero to 100 like that, but there are pros/cons to both… he was a collegiate athlete and prefers the rest because you’re teaching your body to go fast, the extra mileage doesn’t “help” necessarily and then you’re more fully recovered for the next one… anyway, if you want to rest, go for it. :)
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  9. Yum. Seaweed chicken wrap! Spring is definitely here! We have tulips and daffodils and I just put in my seeds for my veggie garden a couple of weeks ago and they are already sprouting! It’s so exciting!
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  10. You did awesome in your workouts. I love track workouts but life has gotten in the way. Next week I will start back after recooperating from my half marathon yesterday!

  11. I’d like to start incorporating some track workouts this year! We started to have signs of spring but the snow this morning is starting to go against that! :)
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  12. Boy, you have been busy Laura! Sweet pictures of your cycling excursion. The wraps and the lentil sloppy joes sound yummy! Enjoy the week! Nice to have friends to run with.

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