A lot of miles last week, including an excellent long run on Saturday, and a jam-packed weekend with my sister results in a very tired Kelly. I kind of feel like I need a weekend for my weekend, but it was a great one.
Sister and I hit up a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try forever – Colicchio and Sons. It’s one of Tom Colicchio’s newer restaurants, and we had high hopes for a delicious, memorable meal.
Grilled octopus with endive, citrus & chorizo vinaigrette (we split this)
Butter poached halibut with spring onion, macadamia nut & fava bean ravioli
Caramel cream donuts with chocolate pudding, stewed blueberries & vanilla ice cream
The plates were kind of on the large size, but the portions definitely were not. Which is fine for a normal person, but I was HUNGRY. Marathon training has already turned me into a ravenous beast of sorts, and I probably could have eaten twice as much!
But everything was delicious, the service attentive but not annoying and the atmosphere A+. I’d definitely go back, maybe just not after a long run. 🙂
After dinner we met Tracy and Sara for a drink at the rooftop beer garden at Eataly, Birreria. The wait was a little obnoxious, but I managed to a). have fun and b). not fall asleep at the bar. And my sister managed to smile and nod when the conversation segued to running (she’s not a runner but an excellent cheerleader/spectator!). All important components to a successful night!
The Empire State building was red, white and blue for the U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer match on Sunday. I’m sad they lost, but holy crap what an awesome game! Who knew soccer was so exciting?
Anyways, here’s how last week’s running went down.
- Monday: XT: 40 minutes spin bike, 25 minutes elliptical, lifting
- Tuesday: 7.2 miles easy
- Wednesday: 8 miles
- Thursday: 7.25 miles, 3 @ tempo pace
- Friday: 4.85 miles, 20 minutes elliptical and lifting
- Saturday: 15 miles, last ~6 at GMP
- Sunday: 6 miles easy
Total: 48.4 miles
It was the first week I’ve included 6 days of running, which I’m going to try to do for most of this plan. Like Megan said in her last post, if you want to be a better, faster runner, you have to run. I’m really happy with how the week went and am feeling pretty good after a lot of strong runs.
This week is a cutback week, which couldn’t come at a better time…
Ew. I foresee a lot of sweat in my future.
Question: What would you rather have at a restaurant – delicious food and great service but small portions, or ginormous portions with so-so food and iffy service? I’d mostly pick the first option, unless it’s after a 20 mile run!