Hello my fellow runner-lover-friends. Welcome to my Training Log for the week of May 15-21! 12 days til the half-marathon, WOO! I’m excited to really get into the nitty gritty of the marathon training. I say this now before training officially begins but I can promise you I’ll be singing a different tune come weekends in August when I’m trying to run a 15+ miler in the heat.
Anyway, on to the training portion of today’s post:
- Monday: No run scheduled
- Tuesday: 5 miles @ easy
- Wednesday: 5 miles @ RP
- Thursday: Well… I had 5 miles scheduled but pushed to Friday since Thursday had awful weather 🙁
- Friday: 5 miles @ easy
- Saturday: No run scheduled BUT I did sign-up for a gym membership (again) and did my first full gym workout in like… two months. I felt great during the workout but the next morning? My chest was S-O-R-E. Pro-tip: DON’T SKIP THE GYM!
- Sunday: 10 miles @ long – I was scheduled for 12 but was having major stomach issues throughout the entire run and decided to stop just a few miles short. It kinda sucks because I was thisclose to finishing the run but man, oh man, THE ISSUES I WAS HAVING. I’ll say no more.
Total Mileage: 25 miles
And now we taper. And eat. Also, can we talk about all of the refrigerated pasta options at the grocery store? I had no idea what to pick! I went with Spinach & Ricotta and Proscuitto & Cheese. WE LOVE CHEESE OVA HERE. Who doesn’t, though, let’s be real.
Ho boy. This week was relatively good for the most part. I got to the weekend and ran into stomach issues due to some slight overeating and not getting enough of the good stuff. Ya know, like vegetables.
Matt and I went to the mall on Saturday afternoon and for some crazy reason, we decided that getting Blaze Pizza was a good idea. Normally, we LOVE Blaze. It is SO GOOD. It’s like, Chipotle but for pizza. Anyway. It was a terrible idea that day. Matt ran a half on Sunday and I had my long-run scheduled so that + greasy pizza = not a pretty sight. We lived. We learned. That will not be happening again.
I mean, I was suffering like severe heartburn during my long-run. And I felt a pizza hangover all day. So I decided to get back on the wagon (not that I really fell off but…), and prepared some healthy and delicious foods for this week like: EGG WHITE FRITTATA CUPS and a shrimp & turkey sausage dish (both of which I’ll be sharing). I also took the easy way out for dinner last night and tore apart a store-bought rotisserie chicken, frozen broccoli, and 90-second quinoa and brown rice. DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS, NO EFFORT.