Holy moly. We’re halfway through the week, guys. Time for the midweek long(ish) run.The art of the midweek long run (also called the “medium long run”) is a key component in many training plans and one of the seven types of training runs according to Pfitzinger. The idea of midweek long run? Improve endurance, glycogen storage, fat utilization and capillarization (blood flow/oxygen efficiency). Basically, you’re prepping your body for the longer miles of a marathon and getting used to running on tired legs. Read more about the mid-week long run here, here, and here!
Luckily I have East Nasty to help break up my longer mid-week runs. I ran with the group for about four miles this morning. And covered the other five miles solo. Minus a stop to see these random tigers on Gallatin Road.Nine, done! I did some striders at the end and took a long cold shower after after this little adventure. Moving on from mid-week miles to a dose of mid-week breaking news: We bought a spiralizer!!!After I saw that my Cooksmarts menu for the week featured “zoodles” (zucchini noodles), I finally had an excuse to buy one of these swanky kitchen gadgets. I’ve been wanting to try a spiralizer for a while since they’re so hot right now. The spiralizer we ended up getting was only $16 and is small in size, so it didn’t take up too much budget or, more importantly, too much pantry space
The result:Beautiful zucchini noodles, which we mixed with regular pasta noodles for balance. Topped with shrimp and swirled around in kale-basil-pecan pesto. The dish took on a lovely dinosaur-green color! (But actually, do we really know what color dinosaurs were?)Really good dinner — probably one of our favorites so far! This recipe should have been easy in theory… but I I left the lid off of the blender when making the pesto and exploded the sauce all over our walls and ceiling. So, we’re going to have to repaint some of our kitchen as a result of this meal. Oops.Anyways. I can’t wait to spiralize something else! What veggie should I try next?!
- Spiralizer recommendations?
- Last time you exploded something?
- Do you do the midweek long run?