I am finally feeling like I am settling in to a routine here in San Diego. Definitely feels like home now. I have some great friends to run with, I know where to go for different types of terrain, how to get there (!!), and when the best time to leave the house is to avoid sitting in traffic. We are also in tune to the many breweries of the city, thanks to Matt and my brother, Lukas.
Running wise, I have spent the last 2 weeks at just above 100 miles and have been feeling great. I ran the Cardiff Kook 10k on Sunday and ran 34:56- 2 seconds off of my PR. But, it was a great test in a big week to see where I am as I move forward in training. My splits were: 5:28, 5:31, 5:37, 5:40, 5:56 (ouch…uphill mile), 5:40 (trying hard to rally and catch the girl in front of me) 5:25 pace for the last .2.
I ended up in 4th place, one spot out of any prize money but am very thankful to Jim O’Hara and the Kook Run gang for having me. Super people, super competition, super race!
This Spring I have a pretty race-heavy schedule. I love racing and want to put myself in different types of competitive situations. Although I won’t taper and peak for every race, each one will serve a purpose.
Next up: The California 10/20 10 miler on 2/15!
My Afternoon Run Training Partner
We just purchased a stunt-puppy leash for Gussie. She loves it. (It may not look that way in the pic, but she really does, ha!) It is amazing how much better hands-free running is with her. I was hesitant because I didn’t think it would make that much of a difference, but it does! I highly recommend it. She is coming around on her leash skills, which is a must when trying to run with your dog!
I thought I would also share a few recipes that I have made in the last 2 weeks. I will continue to share each week, I find it so helpful to have a recipe that someone has tried out already. Along side the recipes below, we always include greens, whether it be a salad, steamed veggies, etc. to round out the meal.
Honey Sriracha Chicken– with rice, When I make it again, I will double the sauce, so good!
Soba Noodles w/Ginger Scallion Sauce– made this to go with the meatballs below.
Red Bean/Beef Chili– great w/ cilantro and corn tortillas. Definitely a good iron boost! We used Bison instead of beef.
Training log 1/26-2/1
M- 10/am, 5pm + 20 min Yoga
T- 10/am, 5pm + 50 min Yoga
W- 10/am w/ 4 x mile in 5:20 w/ 3:00 jog, 5/pm, 30 min strength and drills
R- 15 miles of hills
F- 9/am w/ last 4 miles tempo- 5:52, 5:54, 5:50, 5:49 SO TIRED!, 5/pm
S- Core, 10/am, 2 shakeout with Gussie pm.
S- Race- 17 miles total
103 miles for the week.
Have a great weekend, Happy Running!