So I'm thinking a full week of training may be possible this week. Modified, of course. I don't want to make the mistake of trying to do too much too soon especially since I'm still not back to 100 percent. But I'm at least feeling good enough to plan a few runs. And I'm tentatively putting Y-Core in the plan. I'll also do core work on my own throughout the week even though I didn't make note of it in my training plan.
Monday: 4-5 glue miles + PT
Tuesday: 7 mile workout, inc. 2min 5k pace segments
Wednesday: 5-6 recovery miles + Y-Core?
Thursday: 4-5 glue miles + PT
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 8-10 mile run
Saturday: 4-5 recovery miles
Total: 32-36 miles
As much as I've enjoyed cooking and baking up a storm these past few weeks, this week is back to my usual diet. I'm finally feeling motivated again to eat healthier and actually fuel my training. Here's a sample food day for this week:
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito (1 tortilla, 2 eggs scrambled, 1/8 cup shredded cheese, 2 Tbsp salsa)
Snack: Greek yogurt + Raw vegetables
Lunch: TJ Beans, Greens & Grains + Banana
Snack: 3 cups air-popped popcorn
Dinner: Salmon Salad (Baked salmon, spinach, chopped red pepper, sliced cucumber, 2 Tbsp vinaigrette dressing) + 1 cup blueberries
So the road to recovery continues but I finally feel like progress has been made. Sadly I was unable to race last weekend's Luck of the Irish 10k but I tentatively have another race on my calendar for mid-April, the First Call 5k. I will consider it a huge win if I can get to the start - and finish - line of this one. It's only three weeks away so we'll see how things feel then. If I feel I can put forth a decent effort without risking a setback in recovery, I'll race!
Once again, I'll end this post on a positive note with a few things that made last week wonderful:
My Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio 5k award arrived! Isn't it a beauty? This one was a complete surprise since I didn't realize awards were given for the 5k race. Getting this award made me feel extra motivated to get back in 5k racing shape. I want to run fast again!
I indulged in one final Shamrock Shake for the season. Mom and I decided to get large shakes to go out with a bang ;)
I read the latest book in the Shopaholic series. This one was just as fun and lighthearted as the other books in the series. It was such an easy read and just the thing to take my mind off all the back issues earlier in the week!
Mom and I dropped by the Wisconsin Humane Society to donate supplies. We also visited the kitties and pups although most of the kitties were not around while we were there. I guess that just means we'll have to go back soon ;)
My questions for you:
- How is your training going? Are you on-track to meet your spring race goals?
- What's on your diet plan this week?
- What made last week wonderful for you?