Week 5 of my marathon training looks like this so far…
Feb. 13 – 19 (Week 5 of Training Plan)
Tuesday- 3 miles on TM and BodyPump
Thursday- 5 miles on TM and BodyPump
Friday- 3 miles (26:58)
Saturday- 10 miles ( TBA )
Sunday- (yoga ?)
I keep track of my workouts on my Exercise Log tab at the top of my blog page. Since I am running on the treadmill once or twice a week, I don’t really rely on my Garmin page to count mileage. This has worked for me since I started my blog, but sometimes I forget to put it all in and have to write it at the end of the week.
The weather was BEAUTIFUL today (almost 50!!) and Amy and I went out for a quicker 3 mile run after school. My legs have been feeling great lately, so maybe all those miles I missed from being sick the past two weeks were a good thing! I’ve been taking it a little easier on my lunge and squat tracks at BodyPump and focusing on adding weight to the upper body tracks. I was starting to get obsessive trying to up my weights a few months ago and I was starting to feel it in my knees. Nooo nooo. So I immediately calmed it down and I have been feeling fantastic! Also, loving the crazy lunge track with the jumps right now. If my mileage starts to get too high for me to run and do BodyPump twice a week in the next month or so, I’ll just drop one or both classes. The marathon training is more important and I want to feel good!
Here are our stats from our run this afternoon. I think the mix of good weather and running on a road motivated us and we were sooo happy to have negative splits! I was tired but in a good way. We are going to run our 10 miler on the rail trail tomorrow. That is where the marathon will be in May! I’m really excited to run on the very flat trail to see how we do for a long run. The weather is also supposed to be SO much nicer than last weekend when we ran on ice in the crazy wind.
Besides the treadmill, we have been running fairly hilly routes in neighborhoods and I am excited to see how it will feel running a long run on a very flat path. Also very very happy to have such a good running partner … it is just so much more enjoyable having someone to talk with for those long runs! Amy also pushes me to not walk at all.
I recently bought a Tofu Xpress off Amazon a few weeks ago and gave it a try for the first time this week. Seriously, what a difference!! No more pressing tofu between my grad class books and paper towels…
I love that after I pressed it overnight, I put some soy sauce and nutritional yeast in the container to marinade in the same container. The bottom of the press can be taken off and used as a lid when you take the spring out to marinade. It was so easy and the next day I cut it up, dipped it in egg and then corn starch mixed with seasoning. Then I put it in a pan with some olive oil and got each side super crispy. SO GOOD. I could not get over how much better it was because all the water had been pressed out. The texture was great and I ate the rest for leftovers the next day.
Have a good weekend! I’m excited to get my long run out of the way tomorrow and to have Monday off!