Chocolate chip ice cream sandwich from Purple Door - Nom nom!
I know, I know - ice cream sandwiched between two cookies is definitely not part of a racing diet, but having that small treat made for a pretty great start to the week. And feeling happy and positive can only help me race faster, right? ;)
It's been about a month and a half since my last race and I'm so ready to go. I recently read an article about how your mindset can affect your race. Basically, it recommends runners brace themselves for the worst - pain, feeling bad, etc. - so when actually racing, the effort feels better than expected. So that's what I'm doing this week. Imagining how terrible the race is going to feel. All while dreaming of a PR time!
As for the actual work before the race, here's this week's plan:
Monday: 5 mile run + Strides; Strength Training
Tuesday: 7 mile workout, inc. race pace intervals
Wednesday: 6 mile run + Absolution
Thursday: 6 mile run + Y Kettle Bell
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 3 mile run + Strides
Sunday: Chicago Rock n Roll Half Marathon + 5 mile cooldown
Total: 45 miles
My questions for you:
- How closely do you watch your diet the week of a race?
- What is your favorite weather for racing?
- Any workouts this week that you can't wait to tackle?
After a tasty treat to start the week, it's time to buckle down and get serious!