Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Weekly Update: Training and Eating

Good morning! So, it may be 2015 but just this week I listed my first few items for sale on eBay. Haha, I'm a little behind, right? I'm such a major procrastinator when it comes to certain things that I have a giant bag of new or barely used running/fitness gear in my apartment that I've been meaning to list on the site for like two years now. I guess better late than never, right?

Anyhow, if you'd like to check out items I'm selling, you can view them here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/mkerungirl/m.html?item=171888371827&hash=item2805586873&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

More items will be listed soon!

So ... training! Last week was good in that I got my miles in although it was pretty slow going. Nothing too remarkable although I did make a few racing decisions, the most important being a switch down from the half marathon distance to the 5k distance at Lake Country in September. This means I will not get a half marathon in this year, but that's okay with me. The race is one month away and I don't feel like I would be prepared to race a half. Run the distance sure, but mentally I'm not ready to take on a half. So the 5k it is! 

After last year's Lake Country 5k!

The plan this week is some of the usual with two key workouts: the Tuesday speedwork and Saturday long run. There is a chance I may add a race this weekend, which could switch things up a bit. But for now I'm sticking with what Coach Matt gave me:

Monday: 5 glue miles + Total Gym
Tuesday: 7 mile workout, inc. 5 min. intervals @goal 5k pace
Wednesday: 5 recovery miles + Y-Fuse + Y-Core
Thursday: 5 glue miles + Y-Blitz
Friday: Rest Day!
Saturday: 16 mile run
Sunday: 4 recovery miles

Total: 42 miles

Not a bad week for someone who's training for the 5k and 10k distance :)

As for eats this week, I'm enjoying as much seasonal produce as possible! A sample day:

Breakfast: 1 Ozary Breakfast Round + 1 Tbsp peanut butter + 1 serving plain low-fat kefir 
Snack 1: Plain non-fat Greek yogurt + 1/8 cup low-fat granola
Snack 2: 1-2 cups raw veggies + 2 Tbsp hummus
Lunch: Veggie Burger Salad* + 1 cup grapes
Snack 3: 1 Picky Bar
Dinner: 1 serving Chicken Veggie Chili** + 1 peach

*Mixed greens, 1/2 cup cooked freekah, 1 Hilary's Veggie Burger, 3/4 cup blanched green beans, 1/2 cup cooked zucchini slices, 1-2 Tbsp balsamic vinaigrette 

**Saute 1 small onion, 1 diced zucchini and 1 cup corn in 1 Tbsp olive oil. Drain and rinse 1 can dark red kidney beans, 1 can black beans and 1 can garbanzo beans. Add to onion and zucchini mixture. Add 1 cup cooked shredded chicken, 1 can diced tomatoes and 12 oz tomato juice. Season to taste with chili powder, cayenne pepper and cinnamon.

My questions for you:
  • Have you ever sold anything on eBay? If so, any selling tips for a newbie?
  • What does your training look like this week? What workout are you most looking forward to doing?
  • What is your favorite summer recipe?

Enjoy your Tuesday!

- ST


  1. haha I had to laugh because it is 2015 and I have yet to sell anything on eBay either! That's a great week for a 5k/10k focus! And it should give you confidence in tackling the distance :) I've been on a summer salad kick lately. The other day I made a salad, with cabbage, strawberries, blueberries, feta, walnuts, and poppyseed dressing. Loving the summer fruits!:)

    1. That sounds so delicious! I need to start adding fruit to my salads. It's one topping I tend to forget about :)

  2. I have actually sold a lot on ebay. Just make sure you describe them accurately and you should be fine! What exactly are "glue" miles? Is that a recovery run?

    1. My coach describes them as miles that hold the week together. So not as slow as recovery miles but not a hard effort. I think they're equivalent to easy miles in other plans :)

  3. That is cool! I haven't ever sold anything on ebay, but I did find some awesome wagon wheels on there several years back, they were an awesome Amish find:) (I needed them for a country wedding backdrop I designed:)
    Running and racing all comes down to believing in yourself and knowing what you want to do. I think it's great you switched distances if you weren't ready. So many runners push things these days that they aren't ready for, just to say they did it, and pay for it later.
    I bet you rock that 5k though, maybe you'll even have a win in the books:)

    1. I agree, Kristy! I think it's better to just focus on a distance you know you can rock. I think also as distance runners we hit the point where we know we can finish a race. For me at least it's more fun to see how fast I can run a distance :)