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Baboo’s Beach Salad

Feb 12, 2014 | Recipe, Running | 3 comments

Yesterday evening, Steph and I met up on the Thames towpath to complete the 1KM repeats that I had on my training plan. They were tough!

1 mile warm up
5 X 1KM @ 10K pace with 3 min rest between 
We ran our warm up miles and our first 1KM on our own and met up with each other near Hammersmith Bridge to complete our final 4KMs. It was great having Steph there to keep up the pace and to stop me from giving up, although it wasn’t the most sociable workout! 
I think I actually ran these a little too fast, as I converted my watch to KM and couldn’t process my km pace to turn to min/mile pace so I ended up running an average of 6.49 min mile pace for the 1KM repeats. 
For dinner I tried to recreate an amazing salad that we enjoyed most days for lunch in Mauritius. We bought them from a guy on the beach called Baboo! He walked up and down the beach with his baskets of fruit and veg.
It was the delicious dressing that made the salad so great, so of course we asked Baboo for the recipe. He not only willingly gave us the recipe, but even brought us some of the sugar cane vinegar that he uses so that we could make it at home! 
Baboo’s Beach Salad
1 avocado, roughly chopped
2 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
1/4 cucumber, sliced
Plenty of seasoning 

For the dressing;
3tbsp olive oil
2tbsp sugar cane vinegar – white wine vinegar works well too
1tsp dijon mustard
1tsp caster sugar
squeeze of lemon juice

Mix together all of the salad ingredients. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small jug and pour over the vegetables. Toss to coat. Makes 1 large salad. I served mine alongside some roasted sweet potatoes and roasted salmon fillets. 
What are your feelings towards mile/km repeats? Love them or hate them? I think I definitely prefer mile repeats! 


  1. Stephanie M

    Looks great, would you have it on it’s own for lunch/dinner or as an accompaniment? We need a 1000km sprint rematch soon!

  2. Leah

    much better to do it with a friend than on your own, even if you cant speak – you can wheeze at each other during that 3min rest! Haha….sounds like you need some lessons on being multi-lingual! I reckon I must be neaaarrrly fluent at mile/km conversions 😉

  3. Emma StripesandSnapshots

    Ooh that salad sounds yum, especially the dressing! I can’t say I’ve ever tried km repeats or mile repeats, so not sure which I’d prefer.


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