So Sunday is my race and my usual plan is to just go all out and then I usually die in the end. When I'm not well-trained, I am cursing and saying I'll never do another race again and asking myself why I am there. Well trained, probably still cursing but feeling stronger in the end? I think I'm going to do that, ha! If I try to hold a certain pace, like 8:30, I don't want to feel like I have anything left at the end. What is your normal race strategy? What suggestions do you have? This is a challenging course because it is hilly - and the weather looks blah, high of 40 with chance of snow/rain. I'm excited though! I feel well trained for it. We'll see how I do.
My plan for this week worked out well (I'll let you know for sure on Monday though, post-race). Thanks for the suggestions - I feel like I did mini sessions of speed and tempo and it helped me to not feel like I was just doing easy runs (boring).
Monday was swimming and abs
Tuesday was short speedwork
Wednesday was spin class, running and abs
Thursday - today - 8 miles with 2 miles at race goal pace
Friday - plan to swim and do abs
Saturday - easy 2 miles or just rest
Sunday - race day! maybe a warm up of a couple of miles if I don't do the easy 2 on Sat.
|Kara got a hold of some kale last night! she wasn't a fan!|