Before all this confusion, Terry and I spent yesterday morning running seven miles. Our run last week felt great, despite some sore hips, and we expected this week's run to be just a tad tougher. Unfortunately, I never quite settled into that groove while trottin' along. Our route started with two big hills in the first mile and a half, so I think my body felt a bit defeated from the get-go.
Still, even with two walking breaks, we kept up a 6.3-mph pace, and I'm confident that we'll be able to get through our 10K in two weeks, even if hills try to keep us down. We spent a lot of time stretching and foam rolling throughout the rest of the day and took a much-needed rest day today.
The rest of this week looks promising as far as meals and workouts, as long as we each fight off whatever symptoms that just came on today (slightly sore throats, headaches, stuffiness...).
Workouts for the week, according to our 10K training plan:
- Monday: Upper body strength + stretching + maybe a walk to loosen up the ol' legs
- Tuesday: 5 miles (might cut back depending on our legs)
- Wednesday: 3 speedy miles
- Thursday: 4 miles + lower body
- Friday: Yoga (going to try out a P90X yoga video!)
- Saturday: Rest
- Sunday: 6 miles (decided 8 miles was too ambitious--we're tapering instead)
Menu for the week:
- Monday: Homemade pizza and spinach salad
- Tuesday: Veggie stir-fry
- Wednesday: Some sort of eggplant pasta
- Thursday: Maybe try a homemade veggie burger (?) and sweet potato fries
- Friday: Perhaps a new restaurant?
- Saturday: Dinner with friends
One other fun little tidbit:
I've decided to sign up for Tina Reale's Best Body Boot Camp again! Round 5 starts April 1st, so consider hopping on the awesome train with me for a fantastic program before summer! You can check out my post about Why You Should Boot Camp Your Booty if you're not sure what the heck I'm talking about.
What's on the docket for you this week? Any exciting workout plans?