I did my first track workout of the season! Woohoo!
Track Workout (Yasso’s 800s)
2 mile run to the track
0.5 mile plyometrics and dynamic stretches
5 x 800 meters (3:26, 3:29, 3:24, 3:23, 3:20)
2 mile run back home
Total: 7 miles
I did five 800 meter repeats (2 laps on the track). I didn’t know what to expect because I haven’t done a track workout since September (far too long ago!). I was hoping to keep each 800 under 3:30, which I am happy to report I did. This is by no means very fast, but they were almost all negative splits (each one getting faster). For comparison, a year ago I did this workout with my splits being 3:10 – 3:17, so I’ve definitely have lost some speed! And I probably should have done another one or two since my last split was 3:20, but I don’t want to push it too hard yet since I am just getting over my injury. (My hamstring seems to be on the mend—fingers crossed!)
I rarely create my own recipes, but I sure do love trying other people’s recipes. These are 4 new recipes I have tried lately that I loved!
1. Lentil Salad
Very much enjoyed this healthy, fresh salad. I’ve been bringing it in my lunch and snacking on it mid-morning when my stomach starts growling 2 hours after eating breakfast. I love the cilantro and fresh veggies in it.
Absolutely loved these. They are not your typical scone—they were much chewier, but I loved them. I did not think Craig would like these, but he surprised me and said he was a fan as well. They also have a great banana flavor and brown sugar glaze that was delicious!
Sorry I don’t have a picture, but you can go check out the link where there is a very pretty picture of the casserole (a.k.a. “hotdish” for all of you Midwesterners out there). One of my gripes about casseroles is that they lack vegetables and contain canned sauces, so that is why I chose this recipe. It was plump full of broccoli and had a homemade sauce. I also added peas and used three different types of pasta because I was running low.
I love making chicken in the crockpot because of how tender it gets. This chicken literally fell apart when I went to shred it. Not only is it tender, but cooking chicken in the crockpot is so, so, so simple. I literally spent five minutes prepping this, walked away, and came back 4 hours later to the most delicious BBQ chicken ever.
Do you do speed/track workouts? If so, what was the last one you did?
What new recipe have you tried lately?