This week is my first taper week before the Runner’s World Hat Trick. I am really excited for it but don’t feel I really got too much preparation for it. Starting school and CrossFit really threw off my running schedule. Going into this I am not expecting to PR in any capacity. The course is supposed to be difficult and I know my times might not be the best this time around but I am lucky to have pretty strong endurance, so I am not really worried about finishing the races (knock on wood.)
This week, my schedule looks like this:
I had pretty good success with my training schedule from last week. The only thing that I changed was turning my 13 mile run today into a 12.
I am okay with that.
I am also okay with my dinner tonight that was absolutely delicious and worthy to be my post 12 mile run meal.
A grass fed 90% lean burger in bib of lettuce topped with 1/2 a piece of cheese, (Yes, I know the cheese isn’t great, but deal with it) and a side of spicy potato wedges, I made myself from THIS recipe, YUM. They were really good and easy and I probably wouldn’t go back to store bought (unless in a pinch). As a side note, I made these with olive oil (and a pricey one at that) since the Balanced Bites seminar I went to on Saturday really put a focus on the importance of QUALITY healthy fats. I will recap the seminar later in the week.
One last note, I have to say, I was worried that my endurance stamina would suffer without grains. I have to say it is COMPLETELY 100% not the case. By having whole food carbohydrates from fruits and starchy veggies, I not only feel better but I have not found any significant decrease in my running or lifting abilities.
So, go throw your bread and grain products away and from now on consider it candy (or special occasion food). It is not necessary in any diet full time, especially not as a staple.
Thank you and now make sure you are either watching Revenge or DVR-ing it for tonight. It will be epic.
Now that I am done bossing everyone around enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening! :)