August 28-September 3
Last week I got an 18 mile run in, and at least 15 of those miles were solo! I finished out at around a 13mm pace, which is slower than I want on race day, but I was not feeling sore or tired at the end, so I know I have a little more “oomph” in me. I was able to make it through a 5 hour work day after the run, so I’m hoping that bodes well for squeezing in at least one 20 miler before work in the coming weeks. Of course this means that Sunday is a long day that starts early, but I also like getting those long ones out of the way and being able to relax on my rest days!
Monday: “Faux-tisserie Chicken” from the Instant Pot. I wish the skin was crispier (this came out a little flabby) but the meat was so tender and it took about an hour and a half to get the whole chicken good. Will do again!
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday! I opted to just go for plain old American hard shell, ground beef tacos. Sometimes, it just can’t be beat.
Wednesday: Emily Bites’ Sausage Ricotta Pasta. So tasty, and lots of good leftovers with this one.
Thursday: Jalapeno Popper White Chicken Chili – This is such a great recipe to throw together in the crockpot to enjoy during the return of football season!
Saturday: TBD – But we have baseball tickets in the evening
Tuesday: 5 miles post work
Wednesday: Shape Up + 4 ‘maybe miles’
Thursday: 5 miles after work/before football
Friday: Shape Up + Wednesday’s miles if they didn’t happen
Saturday: EITHER I’m going to pony up and run a trail half marathon (the only thing keeping me back is the 2 hour drive to get to a 7:30 start time) OR I’m taking a DOR
Sunday: If Saturday’s race doesn’t happen, 10 fall back miles with my training group. If Saturday’s race does happen, possibly still some miles with the group.