It was a gorgeous weekend in NYC!
Despite the mountains of studying and work I had on my plate, I did manage to enjoy the sunshine a bit and get some decent running in. I ran an easy 5.25 miles on Sunday, following Saturday’s 12 miler and the Achilles is still feelin’ good.
I really like easy recovery runs the day after long runs, as opposed to resting or cross training. They seem to get the kinks out of the legs and help a bit with muscle soreness, and became a staple in my marathon training plan last year.
Anyways, here’s how the week went down.
- Monday – XT: spinning/elliptical, lifting, core and PT
- Tuesday – 7.2 miles
- Wednesday – 7.0 miles, 4 @ tempo
- Thursday – XT: 55 minutes vinyasa yoga
- Friday – 6.7 miles
- Saturday – 12 miles
- Sunday – 5.25 miles; PM Bikram yoga
All of this weekend’s sun had me craving Mexican flavors, so I decided to put together some easy tacos with fresh, delicious ingredients. Avocado, tomato, mango, broccoli, spinach and cilantro
I topped whole wheat tortillas with the veggies and grilled shrimp
And added a little peach mango salsa and monterey jack cheese
Really easy, fresh and delicious, this may be one of my new favorite post-long run meals. It’s filled with a ton of nutrients that are great for recovery:
- Protein (shrimp)
- Antioxidants (spinach, mango, broccoli, tomato)
- Carbohydrates (tortillas)
- Healthy fats (avocado)
It’s going to be a long Monday, but waking up to this news, at least we’re off to a great start!
Question: Thoughts on recovery runs after long runs? Or, favorite Mexican dish? I love me some good guac!
P.S. HUGE congrats to my friend Meghan, who kicked some serious butt during the Eugene Marathon yesterday and set an amazing PR!