Training + Meal Recap {week of 5/30}

I know I've missed a few weeks, but trust me, you didn't miss out on anything. I have also decided that I'm going to do a little recap of what I've been eating throughout the week. Food is an incredibly important part of training...and this will help keep me accountable as well!


Planned Actual
Monday Rest/XT Rest
Tuesday 5 mi easy 4.5 mi (11:31 avg pace)
Wednesday Swim 1500 yds
Thursday 7 mi w/ 4 tempo miles
@8/10 effort
7 mi
w/ 4 tempo miles (11:51 avg pace)
Friday 4 mi easy Rest
Saturday Rest/Cross Train 3.5 mi (12:00 avg pace)
Sunday 10 mi easy 9.5 mi (12:03 avg pace)
Totals 26 mi 24.6 mi

This week was kind of a bust. I'm not sure what the heck is going on, but I'm slower than snot. And I feel slow. I'm fine with being slow so long as I feel like I'm doing the best I can, but that was NOT the case this week. 

My tempo run was a total bust. I suppose that since I was supposed to do the 4 tempo miles at 8/10 effort, I technically accomplished that because the whole thing was hard. On Friday I took a road trip to go pick out a puppy (I'm getting another puppy in 2 weeks!) so I moved my Friday run to Saturday. That run also turned out to be a total disaster. I went early so I didn't eat a whole breakfast, but drank my usual cup of coffee and ate a snack (similar to what I would eat before a run in the middle of the afternoon), but I crashed HARD at mile 2. Like hard enough that I considered lying down in the middle of the trail and calling for someone to come pick me up. I turned around and took the shortcut home instead and ended up eating a MONSTER breakfast. 

My long run on Sunday was slightly better than my short run on Saturday. However, I felt pretty lame the whole time. I ended up doing a run/walk (I meant to do 4:00/1:00 but there were a few times when I forgot to walk...which is totally fine) but I still didn't feel great. Tired, hungry, thirsty, with legs like lead pipes. I'm not sure if I'm not eating enough or what, but this is getting kind of old. 


I feel pretty good about how I ate this week. Lots of healthy home cooked meals!


Eggs with spinach, chicken sausage, and mushrooms

And my massive post-failed Saturday morning run breakfast...


Leftover chicken with rice and greens (in varying combinations throughout the week)


Turkey burgers, roast potatoes, and salad

And some other less photogenic meals (or meals that I ate too fast to remember to take a photo of) - grilled chicken thighs, meatballs, and pesto rockfish.

So, there you week in exercise and food! 

How was your week last week? 

Martha Rosenstein