Race Week!

ITS RACE WEEK!!  WOOO HOOO!!!  I am so excited but I am really starting to get nervous.  I have never had a time goal in my head that I thought was going to be pretty hard for me to achieve.  I always made a goal that I knew for sure I could accomplish so I wouldn’t be disappointed at the end.   I mean seriously, after running a marathon, no part of you should be disappointed!

Today I had my last run that could even sort of be considered hard, if you can consider 4x400s hard.  My total run was 2.63 miles and 20 minutes.  I barely felt like I had left the house before I was turning around.

splits

That last split I think my watch was off because I know I was busting it harder than any of the other reps and it showed it being my slowest one!  Oh the joys of technology.  I have never done short speed work the week of the race before but I have been reading a lot about the benefits such as increased glycogen storage leading to decreased fatigue and soreness later.  We will see!

Race week Goals:

  • Gentle yoga every day (at least 10 minute)
  • 10+ cups of water daily
  • Fresh fruits and veggies ALL DAY LONG!
  • Sleep 8 hours a night

Seriously nothing earth shattering here but sometimes writing it down keeps me more accountable.

This week is super busy too so I know before I know it we will be boarding the plane.  Today held class from 8:30-10, came home to get a bit of work done, CARES meeting at 12:30, class 1-5 then clinic until 9.  I am pooped.  But luckily its all down hill from here.  I have a short day tomorrow then we are going to dinner with a friend and her husband for the first night of restaurant week!!  Thursday is the first day of NFL FOOTBALL!!  Then Friday I have a full day of classes then we fly out at 4:30.  Talk about a whirl wind week.

I have my big girl pants on and am totally ready for everything, bring it on!

Hope you have a slightly less busy, but equally awesome week ahead!

Have you ever done a quick speed session in the week leading up to a big race?