It’s hard to believe that Sunday is the race day and I’m in the process of wrapping up 18 weeks of training. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t perfect. I’ve missed workouts. I’ve shortened runs. I’ve made excuses. Although that will be obvious obvious in my performance I won’t let that affect my attitude and drive to cross the finish line.
This week has a pretty easy training schedule. I have two short 4 mile runs on Monday and Wednesday. A quick cross training day on Tuesday and Yoga on Thursday, which leads me into two days of rest before the race (thank goodness!).
As for my eating, I’m doing my best to keep it clean. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and proteins, along with a few ranch Crispy Minis to appease my addiction. I’ve been asking around about the benefits of carb loading before the race, which is something new to me. I’ve decided to stick to my usual meal plan and maybe increase portion sizes a bit on Saturday for a jolt of energy. Hopefully that will work in my favour!
I’ve never really done a race before, aside from the Mud Run and Colour Run a few years ago. This week is filled with a lot of emotion and several nightmares of me forgetting my sneakers and running the race in flip-flops.
Thanks so much for supporting me through this journey. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience and tips for training next week.