Weekly Recap: February 17-23
WEEKLY MILEAGE: 36
Another week of building mileage, trying new recipes, and chasing William around. When I drove to the gym on Tuesday to run and lift, it was 40* and I just couldn’t wrap my head around running outside, so I took to the treadmill.. meanwhile in Iowa - Blizzards.. I told myself I needed to enjoy the warm while I can - so Thursday morning I layered up and started my run outside - losing layers as I went.
Not a lot to report this week, just getting in the runs - including one double day! On Tuesday I got to run in the morning and the afternoon. About two weeks ago I asked my coach if she thought I could run doubles - when she thought i could swing one or two a week I was giddy. I am so excited to get a couple more miles in each week.
Speed Work: Minute Intervals
I did this workout on Thursday morning - I layered up in running tights, tank top, long sleeve, rain jacket, gloves, and a hat. By the end of my warm up, gloves and jacket were off and I was ready to let my legs go. 15 sets of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. The intervals passed quickly, losing count of 1/2 mile laps. By the time I was finishing the cool down the sun was coming up and I was riding a runners high into the gym.
Food: Turkey Meatballs made with Feta & Spinach? YES. Colton, William and I LOVED them. We also tried out a southwest chicken skillet and portobello pizza. The meatballs were far and away our favorite of the week! I also roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes this week, toss in olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper over. Delish.
Water: 100 ounces every day. I use my hydroflask at home, and got a camelbak to take with me when we go out - like to the park! I watched William watch me drink out of my camelback, go to HIS camelbak and take a drink. It was so sweet and a great reminder that he’s always watching.
Reading: Finished up the book. I highly recommend ‘Let your mind run’ by Deena Kastor. I thought about doing a little book review on it, but I really think YOU need to pick up the book. It’s a fairly quick read, it’s interesting, and even if you aren’t a runner - you can take something away from it!
Strength: I completed 2 full body workouts and 2 core workouts. The full body workout was great - squats, bench press, cable bicep curls & captain’s chair leg raises made for a lot of fun. The core workouts had V-ups which were hard, but I felt pretty dang strong after finishing 3 rounds of those!