Sunday, February 5, 2017

Week in Review - 2/05

So, my knee started bugging me on today's run. I definitely need to give it some TLC this week, i.e. lots of foam rolling and compression and stretching.

I'm also trying to eat better. I used to never really worry about nutrition, thinking that my exercise was good enough. I know the saying, You can't outrun a bad diet. And I believe it, but I just didn't think my eating was all that bad.

But with ultra training, I decided I needed to think of food as fuel. So, I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app (which I hadn't used since 2009) and was shocked by what I was lacking. I hope to write a post on that later. Maybe this coming week.

Week in Review - 02/05/16

Monday, 1/30

The Plan ↠ REST
Reality  ↠ REST


Tuesday, 1/31

The Plan ↠ Peaks and Valleys | 45 min
Reality ↠ Done! But maybe not as intense as I would have liked. And, the 3rd set of mountain climbers nearly made me cry.


Wednesday, 2/01

The Plan ↠ 2.5 mile Recovery Run + Core
Reality ↠ 2.26 miles with Sallie (11:53 min/mile pace)
I had an 8AM meeting, so I was running short on time and skipped Core. I had intended on doing something after work, but never did. ☹


Thursday, 2/02

The Plan ↠ Pace Breaker | 32 min
Reality ↠ Done! This was rep-based. It took me 5+ extra minutes to get it done. Couldn't quite push it any harder than I did, which wasn't all that hard.


Friday, 2/03

The Plan ↠ REST
Reality ↠ Woke up with really tight calves. I should have gotten out of bed and done some rolling, but I opted to sleep another half hour instead.


Saturday, 2/04

The Plan ↠ 2.5-hour run, or at least 9 miles
Reality ↠ 3h 21m run | 11.4 miles
This one was hard. My calves were still feeling quite tight. I left later than I wanted. I kept getting off course. I couldn't get out of my head. I even had to resort to earbuds. I ended up going longer / farther than intended.

When you're 3 miles into your run and you just aren't feeling it, you stop for some yoga poses and jumping pics.


Sunday, 2/05

The Plan ↠ 3-hour run, or at least 10.5 miles
Reality ↠ 3-hour run | 9.67 miles
I really thought I was doing much better on this run. It seemed a bit easier than last week, but perhaps that's because I wasn't pushing as hard. That and my right knee really started to bug me on the way back down. Time to give it a bit of TLC.


I'm still a bit slower than I need to be to finish this race in the allotted time. I'm going to give training a few more weeks to see if there is any improvement. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

DailyMile Summary: Jan 30 - Feb 05
January 30 - February 5


Clean It Out, Use it Up update

Week 5: Cranberry Stuffing Mix, which I used to make Tuna Cakes.


These turned out so good. Jeff said, "We should make these a staple." They were so flavorful and perfectly crispy!


What was the highlight of your week last week?


I'm linking up today with Tricia & Holly for the Weekly Wrap as well as Angela for Sunday Fitness & Food.

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16 comments:

  1. You truly have some beautiful scenery to take in on your runs ....yes, I'm kinda jealous! Take care of the knee ..hope it's feeling better soon. Where is your Ultra?

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    1. It's a local Ultra right here in Vegas. I chose it because I can train the exact route of the race to limit any surprises on race day. I just hope my knee feels better on the next few runs, so I can still do the ultra.

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  2. I have tight calves, and it's one thing my chiro is working on. I think they got messed with enough that I couldn't run as far as I wanted yesterday, but she said to work on them, and I am.

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    1. It will be better in the long run, so keep working on them - even if it cut your run short yesterday. :)

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  3. Knee pain is no fun...I know I haven't been foam rolling as much as I should and have been feeling the knee pain on my long runs. I can't imagine doing double digit runs back to back so kudos! Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks, Janelle! I'm hoping to foam roll like crazy this week and do lots of leg lifts. I need my knees to get back to tip-top, so my training isn't compromised. :)

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  4. Love your yoga/jumping pictures! I hope your knee feels better this week.
    I love tuna patties! I've never made them with stuffing, I use regular bread crumbs. I'll definitely use this recipe next time!

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    1. OMG! They were so good with the cranberry stuffing. :-)

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  5. What a pretty place to run! I'm loving your jumping and yoga pics!! I hope your knee calms down.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I'm so grateful to live where I do. :)

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  6. I would have never have thought to put cranberry stuffing mix with tuna. But it does sound very tasty! I hope your knee is better now. The time you spent running over the weekend is very impressive. Nice jump shot too. Thanks for linking, Clarinda!

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    1. Thanks so much! You should try the tuna cakes with the cranberry stuffing. So tasty!!

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  7. I just started using my fitness pal again this year too - and was SHOCKED at some of my numbers. I'm like you - I usually try to just eat healthy most of the time and not worry too much about it - it was eye opening to put it all in the app - nothing terrible - I think I am a little low on calories and my protein intake was lower than I expected. You're scenery is gorgeous. :)

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    1. I thought I was OK, but I'm so far off on protein, potassium, iron, etc. It's crazy!

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  8. Sounds like a good week! Hope your knee is doing ok now. Thanks so much for linking up at Sunday Fitness & Food!

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