It’s officially Taper Time! This past week I cut back my mileage to about 60% of my normal weekly miles and lightened up my weights at crossfit. Next week I’ll take off from the gym and just run. I also worked in strides on both of my easy days to keep my legs feeling sharp.
Monday: 7 + strides
Tuesday: crossfit + 2 miles to and from the gym + PM 5 + strides
Wednesday: 8 w/ 3×1600 @ 5k pace in 6:20, 6:16, 6:12
Thursday: crossfit + 2 miles to and from the gym
Friday: crossfit + 2 miles to and from the gym
High: Wednesday’s mile repeats are my favorite! I do 3×1600 every training cycle when I’m 2 weeks out from a marathon. The workout is short and sweet and the turnover sharpens up your legs. Plus, you’re running on legs that are starting to feel rested up and it’s a nice confidence boost.
Low: No real long run this week. Just kidding! It was a nice break.
Post LR Eats:
These Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes. A. Maze. Ing. Make them. Don’t leave out any of the “optional” ingredients.
Seriously guys though, those pancakes. I’m always a little disappointed with healthy pancakes, because, well they’re just not as good as regular pancakes. But these were so tasty. I will definitely be making them again.
I need your help. Got another healthy pancake recipe that’s worth making?? Send it my way!