I’ve briefly mentioned here and there that I signed up for a few races this year. I think it’s time to share with you my game plan for these races (click the image to enlarge)!!
Green = completed as planned, yellow = changed workout, red= skipped it altogether
I started this last week and as you can see, I’m already making changes. It’s all about having a structure but also remembering to go with the flow.
A few highlights:
- I mentioned that I’m running the run to remember half in May, but as you can see I also signed up for a 5K. A few bloggers like Shannon and Tina are running it and I thought it would be fun to join them. The thing is, training for a long distance race is very different from training for a 5K. That’s why you see some interval runs in the mix. I want to not only continue hitting new personal distance records, but also get faster doing it! Speaking of distance…
- You may notice that I plan on running up to 18 miles as part of my half marathon training. That is not necessary at all. I think I was physically ready for my last half, and dehydration and a few dumb decisions in my state of delirium (like sprinting a mile before the finish line) have contributed to a nightmare of an ending. With that said, I want my next half to feel like nothing. I know that’s silly since I will push myself harder than ever before (racing brings that out in people… must be all that adrenaline running through the body) but at least distance wise, I want 13.1 miles to feel kind of short. We’ll see if my plan works.
- I’m keeping some resistance training, yoga and spinning as part of the schedule. I will obviously be running a lot more than usual, but I want to keep my body strong and avoid burnout by mixing in some of my other favorite workouts.
I’ll keep you guys posted on how my training progresses. Twisting my ankle means that “4 miles fast” is probably not the best idea tomorrow. I’ll try to spin or take a pilates class instead. Like I said, it’s about flexibility as well as consistency.
Now let’s get to today’s eats. I like talking about workouts but I LOVE talking about food 😆
Barney Butter/banana/pom seed waffle sandwich
We sold our old appliances so now we don’t even have a microwave to use. This was amazing and all I needed was a toaster and some yummy ingredients.
Cranberry & almond KIND bar
I LOVE the whole nuts in KIND bars!! Next time I make my own granola bars, I’m going to put in whole nuts as well. They add such a great crunch! 😀
Thai rice noodles (leftover from last night’s soup) with mushrooms, broccoli, snap peas, chicken and thai spicy sauce
I felt pretty resourceful saving the rice noodles and giving them another life today 😉
Clif mojo mountain mix bar
I don’t think I’m ever going to get bored of these!!
TJ’s flour tortilla with whole wheat, TJ’s organic tomato sauce, TJ’s lite shredded cheese mix, fresh mushrooms = perfection!! I LOVE the TJ’s organic tomato sauce (in a can) used as a pizza sauce. This was the best tortilla pizza I’ve ever made. Somehow it had the perfect proportions of ingredients and was perfectly crispy. Delicious… especially “chased” by some chocolate!
I also had some roasted almonds (unpictured) and now I’m doing everything in my power to NOT eat any more. It was a good, balanced day of eats. I can have more tomorrow.
Total calories consumed: 1611
I’m off to watch some No Reservations with the hubs. 😀
For those who participate in races, how do you train?