51.5 miles for the week + one day with an hour on the Peloton, too.
We threw a little speed into our Saturday morning with 5 x 1-minute fast with 1-minute recoveries. The goal is to have a few weeks of short, fast work before I get back into marathon training again. Marathon training always sucks out any quick, fast speed that I have in me, so I’m trying to get a bit of that back into me before Seville Marathon training begins.
14.39 miles @ 7:37 pace for the day.
Soooooo… I feel like I have plateaued a little in life (humans need progression, or maybe this is a mid-life crisis?). I have come up with a list of things I want to shake up in my life (let me know if you would like me to include my mom/wife/blog/community shakeup plans, too;), but I’m excited about my health shakeups. I want to feel more energetic overall. I’ve been feeling the need to give my body more of what it needs, and of course, I’m always looking to improve my running. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, right;). I can’t keep doing the same thing if I want different results.
To summarize the health/running changes I am making:
*One day a week of cross-training (I may have to skip this one during some of the high-mileage marathon training weeks, but for the rest, I want to stick to this).
*Short speed before I get into the long stuff. I would much rather do a 10-mile tempo than fast 400s, but my body needs this to shake things up.
*My smoothie, in addition to my normal eats (including Core Power). Call it a placebo, but I genuinely feel so much better already. It took me feeling like I needed a nap daily at 1 pm and chugging caffeine like it was my day job to get myself to drink this green goop, but I’m hooked now because of how much better I already feel. Also, I’m not chugging this… I’m sipping on it over a few hours. I take it everywhere with me. It fills up two bottles and takes me a few hours to finish both (in addition to my regular meals). Giving my body the time to absorb it all and constantly get that kick in nutrients gives me more energy. I always get nervous when we experience less light this time of year, and I hope that bringing in more nutrients and Omega-3 will help me mentally and physically power through the winter.
My sister explained it to me like this… ‘You were trying to build your house with a few 2x4s, but now you are giving your body an overabundance of materials to build your house.’
*A gallon of water a day. My sister explained this one to me like a waterslide… Imagine going down a water slide without enough water on the slide; it’s not fun. Water is the transportation for all the vitamins I am giving my body now.
Thank you for letting me tell you about this because I’m on a bit of a high from the excitement of these changes in my life and the fact I already feel better.
Also, my sister and I are not dietitians… BUT I think the simplicity of drinking power greens all day versus Diet Coke is a pretty safe bet in improving my overall health and energy levels.
I try to leave nutrition to the experts, but I feel good enough about this to share it here, too;)
PS We have a Vitamix, and they are on sale at Costco right now! They do such a good job grinding up the chia seeds.
Back to the rest of our weekend….
We went out for a date.
My mom and aunt came over to eat with us on Sunday.
Each day he is doing better and better!
And so much couch time.
Did you see this??
Ever feel like you are plateauing? How do you shake things up?
Tell me a highlight from your weekend!
If you could break any world record, which one would you?
Have a running goal for the week?