Thursday, February 21, 2013

On Training and Eating . . .

I don't know what it is about Thursdays, but whenever this day of the week rolls around I can tell simply by how my legs feel - tired and heavy! 

Normally, I wouldn't be as excited about the evening's workout, except this morning, I found a package on my desk that changed everything. 

You know what those birds mean - Oiselle goodies!

Inside was a very exciting mix of the new Oiselle Diamond Rogas, Winona tank, Fastk8 Fan T-shirt and Armwarmers! Obviously I need to try out the new gear stat ;)

Anyhow, I meant to post this week's training schedule and diet snapshot yesterday but it would have made my already long Big Chill Race Recap even longer. So here it is, just a tad late :)

Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 6 mile run @easy pace, 30 minutes strength training, 8 miles speedwork, 4-6 miles cycling
Wednesday: 8 miles speedwork, 6 mile run @easy pace, 30 minutes strength training, 4-6 miles cycling
Thursday: 6 mile run @easy pace, 30 minutes strength training, 4-6 miles cycling
Friday: 4 mile run @easy pace, 4-6 miles cycling
Saturday: 12 miles @easy pace
Sunday: Rest Day

And . . . here's a typical day of eating this week:

Breakfast: 1/2 whole-grain blueberry bagel with 1 Tbsp peanut butter
Snack: Raw almonds and raw vegetables
Lunch: Tuna salad (tuna, olive oil, lemon juice, chopped onion, dill, black pepper) on a whole-grain wrap, cup of organic roasted red pepper and tomato soup, banana
Snack: Whole-grain pretzels
Dinner: Vegetarian tortilla soup (sub avocado for cheese), steamed spinach and broccoli, pear

Go easy on the chips!

Let's compare notes: How are you training/eating this week?

- ST


  1. You eat so healthy, Sun. Where is the candy and sweets?! I'm trying to cut back myself!

    1. If I can stick to healthy staples this week, there is a Shamrock Shake with my name on it after my long run on Saturday ;)

  2. You're so good about sticking to your training plan! I'll have to channel you the next time that I'm complaining about the cold :)

    1. Sometimes adjustments are necessary, but it's good to have a basic plan to work with throughout the week :)