I thoroughly enjoyed those weeks of completely unstructured training, but at the start of the New Year, it was time to get back in it. I'll admit, that first week back on a training plan from Coach Matt was rough but I managed to make it through my workouts as well as all the glue and recovery miles.
After a few glue miles!
And now I feel like I'm getting back in the swing of things. This week's plan includes:
Monday: 4 glue miles w/stides + Y-Blitz
Tuesday: 7 mile workout, inc. hills + 1.5 mile cutdown
Wednesday: 4 recovery miles + Y-Fuse + Y-Core
Thursday: 5 glue miles w/stides + Y-Blitz
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 8 mile run
Sunday: 4 mile run
Total: 32 miles
Fortunately I have time to build up my miles again and recover my speed (and lose the off season pounds!) since my next goal race isn't until May. I'm running the Indoor 5k at the end of January but I foresee it being more of a fitness test. I'm also once again doing the Indoor Marathon Relay but since it's the day after the 5k will use it more as a workout. Plus, I want to focus more on having fun with my fellow Oiselle teammates! There will be a lot of us at the race this year - 24 runners + spectators!
Image created by my pal, Sheila!
On the nutrition front, it hasn't been too exciting lately. Over the weekend I made Lentil Spinach Curry, which I divided into single portions to eat this week. I also made a batch of Egg Muffins for easy protein-rich breakfasts. I'll post the recipe soon!
That's pretty much it for now! I hope you're all surviving the sudden chilly winter weather. Fingers crossed we get an early spring.
My questions for you:
- What are you currently training for and how is training going so far in the New Year?
- What are your favorite healthy recipe or meal ideas? I need to spice things up a bit!
- Anyone else doing the upcoming Indoor Marathon Relay? Let me know so I can watch for you!
Happy Hump Day!