A breakdown of the week:
Monday: Taught Tabata (50min)
Tuesday: Recovery Run 5k
Wednesday: Spinning (30min) Strength (15min)
Thursday: Unplanned Rest Day
Friday: Taught Cycle Pump (50min)
Saturday: Long Run 14k
Distance Ran: 19k
Here's what I learned:
Eating nutrient dense meals get you the most bang for your buck and are essential for training (and overall health and wellness). This salad includes mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, tomatoes, cucumber, grilled chicken breast, whole wheat pasta and goat cheese.
Unlike loading up on nutritious food, over doing it by guzzling too much water when running is bad. No one wants to actually hear sloshing from their stomach when they run, trust me.
Keeping track of training is a great motivational tool. Thank you Runners World for my free training log!
Learning to run at (or below) "race pace" can be really tough at first. First it means finding race pace (6:30-6:45 per kilometre) then holding back when you want to run faster.
Trusting your Garmin to reflect said race when running between office towers isn't always the greatest idea. I saw it jump from 7:00/km to 3:45/km in a few steps (and believe me that I do not run at 3:45/km...ever!)
Cross training is essential and a lot of fun and should be a part of your training plan to stave off injury and boredom (I prefer spinning and strength training and aim for 2x per week)
You can never really start practicing your race day photo face too soon. Get ready for that close up baby!
Thoughts after week one:
So far, so good. Training in the summer is going to be challenging but in a good way. I am looking forward to the progress I make in the coming weeks and really pushing my own limits a little.
So tell me, whats one thing that you learned this week? What's in your dream salad?