Doesn’t my bed look inviting?
I practically face-planted into bed this afternoon, immediately passing out and sleeping for about FOUR HOURS. I felt like I was being roused from a coma when my alarm went off, and then I proceeded to roll around for another thirty minutes, debating if I could possibly just go back to sleep and actually stay asleep all night.
I started to contemplate my weekly running mileage and knew that I should probably get up and run. For the upcoming marathon (my second), I am taking a decidingly more relaxed approach to training, scheduling only my long runs. I take a macro view of the entire week and strive to hit a certain weekly miles – right now I’m aiming for 23 – 25 miles a week, but I’ll be stepping it up soon to 25 – 30.
By thinking about running (and eating) in a macro sense, I am much more relaxed about workouts. There’s not a lot of pressure to run XX distance throughout the week, and I feel more balanced in general.
Of course, come Sunday, it also means I have to put in some light mileage to meet my weekly goal. I ran a total of 23.4 miles this week, including a 3.0 mile easy jog, 4.0 miles of speedwork, a 13.1 mile long run, and tonight’s light jog.
I ran 3.3 miles at a 10:00-mile pace, and the Husband joined me for the last 2.0 miles. I loved it. 🙂
Before leaving, I had bread with almond buttah:
And the star of dinner was refried vegetarian pinto beans with salsa mixed in.
Pinto beans looks disgusting but taste amazing!
In the mix: a whole wheat tortilla, spinach, beans, basil, and tomato. With corn on the side.
Off to watch Entourage… Oh, and I have a fun little surprise up my sleeve for this week! :) Stay tuned – it shall be revealed on Tuesday.