Weekly Rundown

This week has been quite a week!  There have been some running highs and then some moments that left me feeling beaten up.  weeklyrundownlogoMonday -at start: 88 degrees and 46% humidity

I met up with Amy in the evening to get in a few miles.  She had some speed work to do so I just went to be out there with her.  We ran a one mile warm-up then she went on to do her 800’s.  I was feeling really good and was picking up pace for the next .5 mile in and started tagging along with her for the rest of them.   We absolutely rocked those 800’s I ran mine as a progression and started at 8:00 pace for the first one and ended up with 7:24 for the last one.  We walked in between for each recovery.  We finished up with a cool down.  4.35 miles @10:18 pacemonday817

Tuesday -at start: 81 degrees and 70% humidity

I met Christine, Kay and crew to get in some miles.   We had a decent run and felt pretty good despite how it felt out there.  We finished 4 miles @10:57 pace

Wednesday – at start: 84 degrees and 66% humidity

Cara, Christine and I met up to run in the evening.  We ran a route we haven’t run in a while and ended up with a really great run!  We got in 4.1 miles @ 10:47 pace.  I also got to try out my new HR monitor that is paired with my Garmin.  I’m so excited I don’t have to wear two watches now!  My avg HR was 130, max 147wed819

Thursday – at start: 88 degrees and 52% humidity

This was a two part run.  Christine joined my running/coaching group for a few miles.  We ran and walked with the group for 2.35 miles.  Avg HR 113, max 134.  We were doing 6 minutes running/3 minutes walking x 3.  The ladies were true rockstars!!  Christine and I headed out for another 2 miles together.  Along our run, we saw a huge fox running in a field.  At first we we were in awe, then sort of freaked out.  There had been sightings of a rabid fox near where we were.  We kicked into high gear!  2.01 miles@10:52 pace avg HR 136 max 149 (Funny enough, that’s the fox sprinting)

Friday – at start: 72 degrees in AC

Since I’m back at school that means I get the joy of running a mile in my classroom.  Oh indoor mile at school, how I’ve missed you?!  1 mile at 12:00 pace

Saturday – at start: 66 degrees and 94% humidity

This was the best weather we’ve had all week!!  Even though the humidity was high, we didn’t feel it.  There was a slight cool breeze.  We had a route in mind, but then ended up just wandering around for the whole 10 miles.  We had the best run!!  10 miles@11:05 pace avg HR 128, max HR 145sat822

Sunday – at start: 72 degrees and 69% humidity

What a difference a day makes!  I felt like utter crap for this whole run.  I was drenched within the first mile and was thankful that I had decided to wear my water belt.  We always know that the second long run can be tricky.  We had a few good miles in the 11, but for most of them, we just kind of felt sluggish.  Also, we ran a super hilly route for our second day.  Yesterday’s total feet gain, 295…this run? 505!? 11 miles @ 11:19 pace avg HR 130, max HR 147 sun823

Meals

I’m not even going to pretend that we felt like cooking all week.  I knew it would be tricky with me headed back to work for us to feel like cooking after some long days.  We did so great!!  I was really proud of us for sticking to our cooking plan.

  • Chipotle Glazed Pork with roasted broccoli and mashed potatoes
  • Lemony Shrimp Fettucine
  • Seared Steak with chipotle cream sauce and potato and corn hash
  • Penne Arrabiata with Italian Sausage from a local restaurant

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

I officially enter my last week home for summer.  It’s bittersweet.  I’m excited about starting the school year, but at the same time, we’ve had a lot of fun this summer.  I love spending time with my girl too.  It’s also hard to get back on a true schedule and I’m going to miss some of my early morning runs.  It’s the last week to do it up right! 🙂

7BridgesTrainingWeek 6 of marathon training

Fitness

Monday – 3 miles early and Body Pump class  I missed BP all last week, so I need to get a class in this week!

Tuesday – 4 miles

Wednesday – 4 miles

Thursday – Early 4 miles and then additional miles with my training group.  They are up to 5 minutes running and doing awesome!

Friday – one mile rest day

Saturday – 9 miles

Sunday – 10 miles

Total miles: 35 miles plus additional coaching miles

Meals

We already ate our favorite recipe of this week’s choices, Shrimp and Chorizo Paella.  We have a few more meals left from last week’s Hello Fresh delivery and this week’s meals will be here on Friday.

  • Peach and Prosciutto Flatbread
  • Layered Vegetarian Enchiladas
  • Lemongrass Chicken Skewers
  • Za’Tar Pita Burgers with zucchini fries
  • Chipotle Glazed Pork Chops

What’s on your fitness plan?  How has your training been going?  Any yummy meals planned?

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I get to say my two favorite words during marathon training this week.  What are they?!  BACK DOWN!  After a few weeks of gaining miles, this week is a back down week and I am so happy.  I feel really great with all my training so far, not really tired, no aches and pains, but I’m just ready to run a little bit less this week.  And on top of that, we’re headed to Williamsburg for one last summer hurrah!
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Monday – 3-4 miles  With a meeting at school and other appointments, I’m not sure if I’ll run early or later in the day.  I’m thinking later will fit in better.

Tuesday – 4-5 miles

Wednesday – Long run part one, 5 miles

Thursday – long run part two, 6 miles early

Friday – 1 mile

Saturday – 1 mile

Sunday – 1 mile

For Friday through Sunday, I’m giving myself the one mile a day, at least.  I can see that I’d run early all of those days before we head out.  I’m leaving it up in the air, but I’ll get at least a mile in to keep my streak going.

Total miles: 21-23, could be 25-26

Meal Plan

We had another awesome week of choices from Hello Fresh.  We cooked one of our three meals this week already so we have a few more yummy dishes to cook!

  • Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos
  • Lemon Basil Chicken
  • Shrimp and Chicken Chorizo
  • Peach and Prosciutto Flatbread
  • Layered Vegetarian Enchiladas

What’s on your fitness plan?  Has your fall training started?  Any yummy meals planned?

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

I’m starting week 3 of 7 Bridges Marathon training. I’ve surprised myself as I’ve kicked up the miles. I’m handling them well even with all the heat and humidity and I’m actually seeing some improvement. Ready for another training week!

 

Fitness

Monday – Body Pump and 4-5 miles. Leaving it open to see how I feel after BP.

Tuesday – 4 miles

Wednesday – 4 miles

Thursday – 4 miles

Friday – one mile rest day

Saturday – 7 miles

Saturday – 8 miles

Those weekend miles are slowly creeping up.

Total miles: 32 miles

Meal Plan

We have some good choices coming to us this week from Hello Fresh!

  • BBQ Chicken Sliders with tangy coleslaw
  • Ginger Marinated Steak Wraps
  • Shrimp Po Boys
  • Crispy Falafel Salad

I’m really excited anout the variety of meals we have going on this week. 

What’s on your fitness and meal plan this week?  Anything exciting?

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

Week two of marathon training is kicking off!  I’ll be keeping the same momentum this week and tackle all of my runs and workouts this week. I’m juggling my runs around this week based on upon commitments and some fun things we have planned this weekend.

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I’m adding in Fit Fluential 100 Challenge too!  The goal is a new move every day, 100 reps.  #FF100

Monday – 4 miles and BodyPump (100 bicycles)

Tuesday – 4 miles (100 high knees)

Wednesday – 1 miles (100 plank shoulder taps)

Thursday – long run part one 6 miles (100 curtsy lunges)

Friday – 7 miles (100 lying leg lifts)

Saturday – 4 miles (100 donkey kicks)

Sunday – 1 mile (100 Russian Twists)

Total miles: 27 miles

Meal Plan

Hello Fresh is not disappointing again this week!

  • Eastern BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders with a tangy cabbage slaw
  • Poached Cod in Chorizo-Fennel Broth
  • Tortellini Gratin
  • Seared Steak with Crispy Potato Salad

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Weekly Rundown

What three words have described all of my running this week?  Hot, humid, and hell. Seriously, every run has been an absolute battle against summer conditions.  While I normally try so hard to keep a positive attitude, I’m keeping it real.  I really did not enjoy 90% of my runs this week.  There were only a few miles that I ever felt good about my running the rest of the time it was a struggle.  I’m thankful that I have a amazing ladies to share in the misery.  We’ve had our fair of share of whining and complaining this week.  The bright side:  A cooler few days are on the way!  Hallelujah!

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Monday – one mile and a really good BodyPump class.  Super tough chest and lunge tracks.  I’m gaining a lot of my strength back.

Tuesday – Cara and I got a mile walk in going to and from lunch.  Christine, Cara and I all hit Hamilton Lakes trail for a 4 miler, which turned into 3 miles and dollar taco night.  Totally worth dropping a mile!  A great run by from our friend, Cindy! tuesdayrunhl

Wednesday –  The three of us met to run our shady 4 miler around the local parks.

Thursday – Early morning speed work for me.  With the Island Independence 5K this weekend, I wanted test out my legs a bit and see how I felt running in the heat and humidity.  I have done no training to race a 5K, but I was pleased with how well I did.  I’m still going to see how the week goes to figure out how hard to push it next Saturday.

Friday – Cara and I ran our long run.  It was ridiculously humid with a dewpoint in the upper 60’s.  We were drenched when we finished.  Just soaked.  We struggled with breathing for most of our run and we both just trudged along getting in the miles.fridaylongrun

Saturday – One mile “rest” day.  YES!!

Sunday – I ran four miles at the beach.  So great to run flat and the change of scenery was needed! Felt really good heading out for the first two miles, turned around to be bombarded by the dreaded headwind. Still ran super strong and finished well! 

Total Weekly Miles: 25.15

2015 Year to Date Miles: 694.28 to 1500. I’ll hit 700 miles this week at the beach!! 

Meals

Another week of crazy meals.  We just pieced things together.

  • Black bean tacos with Southwestern chopped salad
  • Authentic tacos out with the girls
  • Pizza and salad

We ate snacky foods for dinner one night.  Cara and I had great lunches all week and I just wasn’t super hungry for dinner.

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How did your week go? How are you handling the heat and humidity?

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

This will be one of the easiest and quickest fitness and meal plans I have ever made.  We are at the beach and the plan is no plan!!

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My daily goal is at least a mile all week to keep my streak going.  I’m sure that I will run more than just a mile.  I’d like to end up with at least 22-25 miles for the week.

Monday – Run

Tuesday – Run

Wednesday – Run

Thursday – Run

Friday – Run

Saturday – Island Independence 5K

Sunday – 6-8 miles, long run

Meal Plan

We’re on vacation and I’m not planning a thing.  We’re taking a Hello Fresh recipe with us to cook.  I’m sure there will be meals out, meals cooked in and a lot of snacks too.

What’s on your fitness and meal plan this week?  Anything exciting?

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Weekly Rundown

Raise your hand if this heat and humidity is kicking your booty too! Goodness gracious! We have been in the mid to upper 90’s for a week now and enough is enough already. It’s miserable! Each run I feel soggish and tired. I’m having trouble even truing to rehydrate because all I do is sweat. It’s been a tough week. Hopefully all this running in it will help when I start marathon training in a few weeks. Acclimation is over rated. Ha! weeklyrundownlogo

Fitness

Monday – I had planned to go to BodyPump but school was crazy busy and I ended up leaving late so I had to miss it. I did get my mile in for my run streak.

Tuesday – A group of us met to run with our friend, Kay’s running group. We had a decent 4 mile run, mostly in the shade. Thankfully! Kay provided everyone with some freezy pops!! Perfect post run treat!

Wednesday – I met Christie to run early. My goal was to get in 4, maybe 5 miles. Ended up feeling decent and ran 6.

Thursday – A group of us met to run 3 miles before we went to our local baseball team, Greensboro Grasshoppers. It was so wickedly hot that we all sweated profusely all night. Tough run!

Friday – one mile

Saturday – We planned to run 8-8.5 miles but we ended up doing 9. The map I used from my Garmin for this route said 8.68. Not sure why it was 9 miles this time. Either way, it was a decent run given the temperature and dew point.  (72 degrees and 69 degree dew point).

Sunday – Christine and I met to run some recovery miles. We got 4 miles in which was great!!

Weekly Miles: 28.33

2015 Year To Date Miles: 669.13 towards 1500

Meals

Our cooking was all over the place this week. I’m blaming the heat. None lf us were really hungry for dinner and we ended up piecing meals together.

We did cook the Skewered Shrimp with pineapple and avocado salsa. It was my favorite Hello Fresh meal yet. We’re going to recreate it at the beach! Outstanding! hellofreshjune15

Other “meals”:

  • Hummus and Triscuits
  • Grilled cheese sandwich on rye
  • Grilled chicken sandwich at the baseball game
  • Hot wings post game

How did your week go? Is the heat bearable where you are? If so, I’m jealous! 

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

This is it!  The last 2 days of the school year is upon me!  After Tuesday, I’m officially on summer vacation.  Phew!  What a school year.  I am ready for some R and R.

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This week looks to be about normal as far as workouts but I hope to add in some more daytime classes at the Y.  I’m keeping my BodyPump afternoons on Mondays.

Fitness

Monday – 1 mile and BodyPump

Tuesday – Last day of school!!  4 miles

Wednesday – 4 miles, with maybe a CXWorx

Thursday – 4 miles, possible BP class

Friday – 1 mile I may be brave and try the athletic conditioning class.

Saturday- 6-8 miles

Sunday – 5 miles

Meal Plan

I love that Hello Fresh is doing more salads now that it’s summer!

  • Chicken Wheatberry Salad
  •  Mediterranean Chicken Salad
  • Quick Marinated Steak
  • Charred Shrimp Skewers

What’s on your fitness and meal plan this week?  Anything exciting?

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