This week had it’s highs and lows. My long run was 11 miles, which is the furthest I’ve gone since last fall’s half marathon and I thought it was going to kill me.
My hubby (also my coach/plan-maker) just wants me to accumulate time on my feet right now, and that 11 miler certainly was the toughest run I’ve done yet, physically.
Last week brought 30 miles total. In my last training cycle, I think 40ish miles was my max weekly mileage and that worked well for me. It’s just hard to imagine doing more than that now that I have a small child (and injured dog lol) to care for.
Since I ended up doing my long run last Sunday, Monday was just an easy 3 mile shakeout run.
Tuesday I had a 5 miler where I hit my normal pace pre-baby. I’m trying not to focus on pace right now but I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t encouraging.
I got a three mile jog in with the stroller on Wednesday night because it was so gorgeous out I couldn’t not get outside. We ran on our neighborhood greenway which is shaded and so pretty.
Thursday was an off day and while I debated doing yoga or cross training, I instead decided to take the day completely off. I had to go to the DMV for my registration and also had a massage that day.
My MIL got me a yearly massage package for Christmas last year and it is seriously the best gift ever. First with breastfeeding and being hunched over, it was helpful with releasing that stress and tension. Now with training, it’s helping my legs and hips.
Friday was 4-5 miles and Saturday’s long run was 11 miles. As mentioned, it was the hardest run yet. Ed ran with Camryn with me for the first 6-7 miles which really helped and it was nice to have company for my birthday run.
Thankfully, meal prep got us through most of the week. Meal prep is becoming a savior during marathon training and easy meals for the win.
A naan pizza, which I will certainly do more often. So satisfying.
Summer lunch: avocado toast with tomatoes and feta cheese and watermelon and a side of chips.
I have been snacking on swedish fish a lot. One of my favorite marathon snacks.
Pasta with peanut tempeh, veggies and cheese.
Black bean burgers, baked carrots and chips.
I made a double batch of my vegan protein bars, made with peanut butter. You can use sunflower butter if you have a peanut allergy!
A working lunch one day from Wegman’s!
On Friday night, we got burgers and wine at a local winery. I love burgers during marathon training although I think I would have preferred this after my long run rather than the night before. Oh well. It was so delicious and the fries were outstanding.
Mac and cheese, mussels and s’mores dessert were highlights of Saturday’s birthday dinner.
Okay, time to get to work for the week.
Do you have a favorite pre-long run/pre-race food?