I couldn't be more excited for my first true destination race. I've raced in different spots around the Midwest before (Chicago, Minneapolis, etc.) but never anywhere that required a plane ride to get to the start line. Plus, I get to do this one with Rock 'n' Blog and am hoping to meet some fellow team members!
I'm signed up for the 10k on Saturday and the 5k on Sunday. Originally I thought I would just use the races as fun runs since this is my first destination race trip. But after chatting with Coach Matt, I'm now planning to use the 10k as a goal race. I'm a tad worried I'll be too fatigued/stressed from travel to race a good time but I'm arriving in San Antonio pretty early in the morning on Friday so will have the entire day to take it easy. Plus, I'll likely have no trouble falling asleep that evening since my alarm will have gone off at 2:30am earlier that day ;)
So until race weekend, it's business as usual. Coach Matt sent me my next four weeks of training over the weekend and here's this week's plan:
Monday: 5 glue miles w/strides + Kettle Bell Intervals
Tuesday: 7 mile workout, inc. 4.5 mile cutdown + Y-Blitz
Wednesday: 6 recovery miles + Y-Fuse + Y-Core
Thursday: 6 glue miles w/strides + Y-Blitz
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 12 mile run
Sunday: 5 recovery miles
Total: 41 miles
I'm both excited for and dreading the 4.5 mile cutdown! Just a few more tough weeks to get through before the race weekend celebration then a nice long break in December :)
My questions for you:
- What workout are you most looking forward to this week?
- Have you done a destination race? If so, any tips for a newbie destination racer?
- Have you been to San Antonio? If so, any recommendations on things to do or places to eat?
So far, I'm planning on taking a Riverwalk boat tour, touring Pearl Brewery and shopping at the Mexican market and La Villita!