Ugh, Monday already?! Even though I’m bummed the weekend is over, I’m excited to have Brandon back home! And it’s my birthday month!
I had an easy 11 mile run Saturday morning–I could feel the plantar fasciitis in my right foot, but I wasn’t in pain. It’s just annoying more than anything.
I’m starting to experiment with foods the night before my long runs so I can hammer out a plan for race weekend. Friday night, I baked some salmon and had it alongside a sweet potato with cinnamon and some plantains.
My dinner seemed to work well for my tummy and I was satisfied but not stuffed. I was up at 5:30 Saturday morning and prepped for my run.
My stomach felt so much better using jelly instead of almond butter. I forgot to buy a banana to have along with my toast, so I ate the few leftover slices of plantains. I brought my handheld with tropical flavored Nuun and two gels.
The weather was overcast and in the upper 40’s. Although it was dreary, it was perfect running weather. I wore my Saucony Triumph ISO’s and compression socks instead of my Nike’s this time, since Laura said the extra cushioning in the forefoot may be better. I was happy with how this run went–like I said, I wasn’t in any pain, but I could feel my PF. I kept my pace easy, and picked it up over the last two miles.
I was so happy he was finally home. He had a hockey game that evening, so I dropped him off at the rink then went to grab dinner at a local Peruvian chicken place, Sardi’s!
I headed back to the rink to cheer Brandon and his team on.
After his game we headed back to DC so he could grab something to eat, and so we could watch the Caps game (they lost, boo). I’m usually a wine drinker, but after a long run or speed session, all I want is a delicious craft beer.
I enjoyed a quiet morning with coffee, chocolate protein oatmeal, and the ads before heading to TJ’s. I was naughty and picked up some treats.
I spent the rest of the rainy Sunday Netflixin’ (I’m on season 2 of The Tudors!) and chillin’. We watched a documentary about the Duke University lacrosse scandal–very interesting. Watch it if you get a chance!
Now on to the recap of week four of training!
Monday: 4 miles easy+prehab exercises+core work.
Tuesday: 6×4 mins @ 5k-10k pace with 2 min recovery in between, plus w/u and c/d. So tough because it was almost 70 degrees and sunny when I started, but I nailed that ish! Total 4.5 miles.
Wednesday: 3 miles easy+strength training.
Thursday: 5 miles easy.
Friday: Rest day!
Saturday: 11 miles easy, pushing a little more during the last 2-3 miles.
Sunday: Lazy day. I was supposed to do 40 minutes of cross-training but I slept in a bit and relaxed instead. Oops!
Total Weekly Mileage: 27.5 miles.
Hope you guys have a great Monday!
Share your weekend highlights!
Any recs for PF?
Favorite treat after a long/tough run or workout?