Yes, it’s RACE WEEK. We are here! Just 4 more days until it all begins. Eep!!
Am I excited? Yes.
Am I ready for training to be over? Somewhat?
Have I trained like I wanted to? Not quite … but not much we can do about it now!
This week I ended up with 24ish miles.
But before I get into that, let’s look at a photo from this time last year … this was Cari and me at the Cleveland Marathon Expo!! I was nearly full term and ready to
run hobble the 5k and 10k.
AND here’s a glimpse at this year’s course!
Okay, on to this week’s training. Here’s how it went:
Monday: 6 miles on the treadmill. After taking Sunday, I was actually looking forward to this run. I had 5 on the schedule so after I did 50 minutes, I walked for a minute and then decided to run until I got to 6. I felt pretty good most of the time.
Tuesday: 4.6ish miles on the treadmill. 10×400 at 7.7 mph. The treadmill cut out after the first few intervals so I’m not 100% sure on mileage, but I think I finished at around 4.6 after doing a cool down from the intervals.
Wednesday: 4 miles. 3 miles on the schedule, I did 3.5 and finished with a cool down as well.
Thursday: 35 minutes on the elliptical. I did some reading and ellipticalling until FW woke up.
Friday: 9.5ish miles! I really wanted to get in a long run before the race and was aiming for 10. But, at about mile 3.5 I started having some serious stomach cramping and had to stop to walk. It continued on and off for the next mile or so and I knew I had to turn around. I ran/walked back and then felt semi-okay at the end so I did manage to finish 9.5 But wow, that was rough. I hope race day is a different story!
Saturday: 0 miles. I had to work from about 8:30-12:30 and then we had a busy afternoon planned, so I didn’t get in a run. I did manage to walk a ton thanks to my work event (which I walked to also) so I got in 16,000+ steps anyway!
And that was it for the week – 24ish miles for the week! 3 DAYS UNTIL RACE WEEKEND!
Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!
Some questions for you:
- Are you racing this weekend?
- What are some good race week tips?
6 thoughts on “Training Tuesday: OMG It’s Race Week”
You are gonna crush it this weekend! You put in all the hard work, no go show the course whose boss! Enjoy the rest of the week and try not too stress about it too much! Go have fun!
Good luck on your race this weekend! I can’t wait to read about it. I really hope you have a good race. Run like you stole it!
Thank you!!! Now it’s just to keep fingers crossed that the weather works.
Best of luck! Looking forward to the race recap!
Good luck this weekend! I am really nervous. I mean I trained well but I haven’t run a road race in so long and here I am blogging about it. KIND OF FREAKED OUT.