Monday, August 13, 2012

Long Run & The Week Ahead

Yesterday morning’s training plan called for a 19 mile run followed by an easy 30 minutes on the bike at the gym.  After two really great interval sessions on the treadmill last week, I was hopeful that we might actually have our first enjoyable long outdoor run in over a month.  Once we got going, it didn’t take long to figure out that this was not going to be the magical, reinvigorating run we were hoping for, thanks to the 93% relative humidity and complete lack of a breeze.  Marathon training in Florida during the summer is such a joy!  However, we did manage to make it through 12.25 not-so-speedy miles outside before heading into the air conditioned comfort of the gym, where we ran for an hour on the treadmill to get in our last 7 miles. 

After a 30 minute cool down on the bike, it was time for my favorite part of our Sunday routine – breakfast at First Watch!  The remainder of my day was spent lying around watching the Olympics, reading blogs, and meal planning while cuddling with two adorable puggies.  

I think Sundays are my favorite day of the week. 

And since it’s Monday, here’s what’s on tap for the rest of the week:

Monday:  Rest
Tuesday:  Chest, Triceps & Calves, 12x400m repeats with 400m recovery jogs
Wednesday:  Personal Training Session (Legs), Elliptical Intervals with some plyo thrown in
Thursday: Shoulders, Abs & Calves, Boxing
Friday:  Back, Biceps & Abs, 40 minute tempo run
Saturday :  Rest
Sunday:  15 Mile Run, Biking

As well as a few recipes that will be coming out of my kitchen this week:

Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam Muffins - These are actually in the oven as I type, and they smell heavenly!

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