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Food and Fitness Plan 1.29.18-2.4.18 + Week One of 50k Training!

January 29-February 4

New Year New Goals!

It’s officially a clean slate and a new week of training. I had to adjust my 2018 race schedule and cancel my 24 hour endurance race due to my work schedule. I am a little bummed because I had this niggling feeling in the back of my mind that I would go for a 50 mile run at O24, but it will have to wait until next year!

Here are the meals planned for the week ahead. Heavy on featuring Skinnytaste this week, Monday-Wednesday are all from the Cooking Fast & Slow cookbook –

Monday: Roasted Red Pepper & Orzo soup (added rotisserie chicken for extra protein)
Tuesday: Roasted Brussels Bowls with Spicy Sausage (served over brown rice – a huge hit!)
Wednesday: Chicken Taquitos
Thursday: Steak Salad
Friday: Happy Hour outing with friends (so many options for dinner!)
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: We are hosting my brother and his family for the Puppy Super Bowl! BF is making wings, and I am making Isa Chandra’s Red Lentil Chili for my niece (who is a vegan) and myself (because I rarely get to make dishes with sweet potatoes)

Fitness
Monday: DOR
Tuesday: 5 miles with my B(est)R(unning)F(riend)
Wednesday: Shape Up + walking on TM
Thursday: 5 miles speed work on TM
Friday: Shape Up
Saturday: 8 miles
Sunday: 6 miles

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2018 Race Calendar

Looking forward to a year of fun races with a mixture of trail and road races. With special registration deals and deferred lotteries, my race calendar is looking pretty substantial already. Here is what I have on the books for 2018:

January – Rocks and Roots 40k

February – Rocks and Roots 10k

March – Seamus O’Possum 30k

April – Pacing @ Umstead 100 miler. Athens Half Marathon

May – O24 24-hour endurance race. Playin’ Possum 50k.

October – Chicago Marathon!

December* – Huff 50k

After my January race (this Sunday) I am planning on taking a little bit of time off to relax, then I am going to write up a 50 mile training plan schedule for my May race. The O24 course is a one mile loop with aid at the start/finish. There will be camping at the race, and a lot of great company. My BRF (best running friend) will be there as crew/pacer for a lot of us – we paced her last year and now she is helping all of us out! There will also be a lot of other local ultra-running friends that I have been getting to know over the past few years who are planning to be there too. I am also dragging my boyfriend along and I hope he enjoys it as much as I do!

*This is a big MAYBE race. If I’m feeling up for it post-Chicago, this will be my big end of season race!