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.
Monday, 1/30The Plan ↠ REST
Reality ↠ REST
Tuesday, 1/31The 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, 2/01The 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, 2/02The 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, 2/03The 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, 2/04The 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, 2/05The 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!
|January 30 - February 5|
Clean It Out, Use it Up updateWeek 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.