Anyhow, since I had to skip last weekend's race, I added another race to my April schedule. Both Coach Matt and I agree that it's critical that I get in a rust buster before the real racing begins in May since I haven't raced since the beginning of December last year. So I'm now planning on doing the Adrenaline 5k in a week and a half.
As disappointed as I am to still not have raced in 2016, I'm telling myself to focus on the positive - this way I get a few extra weeks to train so will hopefully be a tad stronger and faster than I would have been last weekend. This week's training includes:
Monday: 5 glue miles w/strides
Tuesday: 9 mile workout, inc. 1600, 1200, 800, 400
Wednesday: 5-6 recovery miles + Y-Fuse + Y-Core
Thursday: 4 glue miles w/strides + PT + Y-Blitz?
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 10-11 mile run
Sunday: 5 recovery miles
Total: 38-40 miles
Hopefully last week was the last of running in the snow!
My back has been feeling really good so I think I'm ready to do a bit more. I'm for sure planning on Y-Fuse this week and may also do Y-Blitz if things feel okay come Thursday. I've missed doing really tough workouts so I'm excited to dig into the work again - even though I'll be pretty slow for the first few classes back!
As for nutrition this week, here's a sample day:
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled + 2 Tbsp salsa + 1 mini power scone
Snack: Greek yogurt + raw veggies
Lunch: Cheeseburger Casserole + banana
Snack: Picky Bar
Dinner: Baked tilapia + spinach salad
Dessert: 1/2 cup Halo Top vanilla + blackberries
Have you tried Halo Top ice cream? I recently bought a pint at Whole Foods and it is sooo good! It's low calorie (only 60 per serving!), low-sugar and high protein. A perfect treat, especially when topped with fresh fruit!
So that's the latest in training. To wrap things up, I'll switch gears a bit and talk style. Does anyone else have a terrible time finding clothes for work? I super dislike shopping for non-running apparel, aka civilian clothes. But I forced myself to do a bit last week and found a few things I really like:
At least spring and summer are on the way, which means more dresses and sandals - the easiest way to get dressed in the morning :)
My questions for you:
- Have you ever experienced a pet emergency?
- How is your training going? Anyone else still waiting for their first race in 2016?
- What's on your menu this week?
- Where do you find work clothes?
Happy Hump Day!