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!

Training:

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. 

Meals

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

Breakfasts:

Eggs with spinach, chicken sausage, and mushrooms

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

Lunches:

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

Dinners:

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 go...my week in exercise and food! 

How was your week last week?