This week started off on a bad note (stuck on the couch sick with the stomach flu) but ended better than I could have imagined with a first place finish at the Santa Run 5k on Saturday.
I will be doing a full recap of yesterday’s race in tomorrow’s post but for now here’s what my week of training looked like…
Monday – Sick/Rest
Tuesday – AM: 6 miles easy @ 7:28 pace, Stability Ball Ab Workout PM: N.T.C. Paula Radcliffe Marathon Prep Workout
Wednesday – AM: 8 miles @ 7:12 pace PM: N.T.C. Butt Buster and Shoulder Shaper
Thursday – 9 mile workout, push every 3rd mile @ 6:39, 6:34, and 6:31 (Overall average pace of 7:06), P90X AbRipperX Workout
Friday – 8 miles @ 7:24 pace, including 8xhill repeats in last mile, N.T.C. Arm Definer
Saturday – RACE DAY 3 mile warm-up @ 7:20 pace, stretches, skips, and strides, 5k race – 18:17.8 – First Place Female, 3.9 mile cool down @ 7:25 pace
Sunday – 4 easy miles @ 7:33 pace, N.T.C. Core Crunch
Total Miles: 45 miles Average Pace: 7:12/mile
To fuel this next week of running I will be cooking…
Sunday – Chicken Parmesan with broccolli, and orzo
Monday – Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash from Cooking Light with Couscous
Tuesday – Tomato Bisque (hopefully bought at Wholefoods), ham, egg and cheese sandwiches on croissants, and side salad
Wednesday – Spaghetti with Bison Meatballs, homemade tomato sauce, and green beans
Thursday – Sausage and Sweet Potato Pasties with Peas
Friday – Salmon with Trader Joe’s Rice Medley and Brussels sprouts
Saturday – Baked Potato Bar at Christmas Party/Reunion with college friends
It’s going to be a good week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Anyone else do a Christmas themed race?
What’s on your meal plan this week?