Anyhow, after a few days of partaking in all things a holiday weekend should include, I'm ready to get back to the usual routine. Coach Matt sent me a new training plan over the weekend and I'm ready to dig in!
This week includes:
Tuesday: 8 mile workout, inc. 5 miles w/pickups + Y-Blitz
Wednesday: 5 recovery miles + Y-Fuse + Y-Core
Thursday: 5 glue miles w/strides + Y-Blitz + Core Work
Friday: 10 mile run
Saturday: Rest Day
Sunday: 5 glue miles + Core Work
Total: 37 miles
I've been trying to get in more potassium by adding sweet potato to my meals and eating other potassium-rich foods like bananas, leafy greens and yogurt. However, I'm still way short on potassium pretty much every day. Anyone have tips for getting more in my diet?
Breakfast: Protein Oatmeal* + Plain Kefir
Snack: 6oz Greek Yogurt + 2 cups raw veggies
Lunch: Light & Delicious Tuna Salad + Banana + Nuun All Day Tablet
Snack: Popcorn + BeFit PreWorkout Drink
Dinner: Chicken Chorizo Tostada** + Spinach Salad + Blueberries
*1/3 cup old fashioned oats + 2/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of choice + dash of cinnamon + sprinkle of sliced almonds and dried cherries
**1 whole wheat tortilla, baked + 1 cup arugula + 1 AmyLu Chicken Chorizo link, cooked and sliced + 1/3 cup diced and roasted sweet potato + 1-2 Tbsp fresh salsa + 1 Tbsp contija cheese
That's how I'm training and eating this week! To wrap up this post, I'll share a few recent favorites/obsessions. Here's what I'm loving lately:
Walks along the Milwaukee Lakefront - Lately the weather in MKE has been nothing but gorgeous. I've been taking full advantage of it with plenty of walks along the Lakefront. It's been wonderful - I hope things stay this way all summer!
All the treats - These past few days have been pretty treat heavy. It started with a batch of Chocolate PB Cup Cupcakes. I immediately put half in the freezer and packaged up a few to give to my parents. But I did end up eating three cupcakes over the course of four days. I also did quite a bit of indulging at Summerfest, Milwaukee's big annual outdoor music festival. It's tough to say which treat I enjoyed most - it's a three-way tie between bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, a chicken & waffle cone and a triple scoop of Cedar Crest ice cream!
Track & Field Olympic Trials - I've been super excited to watch America's best runners take to the track to see who will get to represent our country in Rio. My favorite moments so far have been Galen Rupp winning the 10,000 and Allyson Felix winning the 400.
But enough about me! How about you tell me:
- What have you been up to lately? Any recent or upcoming races?
- Have you ever dealt with mid-workout cramping? What are your tips for preventing it?
- Have you been following the Track and Field Olympic Trials? If so, who are your favorites to make the team and/or what are your favorite Trials moments so far?
I hope you all have a wonderful week!