Saturday, August 1, 2009

Last Long Run Before Race

Today's Workout: 8 miles. First 4 miles at an 8:03 pace. RI for 45 seconds to chug Powerade. Last 4 miles at an 8:05 pace.

Tomorrow's Workout: Rest


Glance at Next Week:

Monday:
Yoga- Gold's Gym

Tuesday:
10-20 minute warm-up
6 x 400m (400m RI)
10 minute cool-down

Wednesday:
Yoga- Gold's Gym

Thursday:
3 mile run, easy & relaxed

Friday:
Rest

Saturday:
RACE DAY!

I know my schedule said to run my last long run today at an 8:20 pace and I ran faster than that. I also know that that might have been a bad idea...If it was, I'll learn from it, and if it wasn't, I'll still learn from it I guess. Candice, over at I Have Run, was nice enough to email me the course for next Saturday because I couldn't find it online. (What race doesn't post the course?) So lame...Anyways, I thought the whole race was on the Provo River Trail, and I could practice the first part ahead of time, but I guess part of it is on the highway up the canyon, and I opted not to get hit by a car before next weekend. So, I did my run on a treadmill today.

I stopped at 4 miles to drink from my Powerade since I haven't refined the fine art of drinking sports drinks without them going up my nose on a treadmill. I've never run with a fuel belt during a race, and I don't really want to. I think my Nathan fuelbelt is awesome, but it's still more annoying than not running with one. Using aid stations while running is much easier than slowing down on the 'mill or usingthe belt. (Atleast for me.) I have this thing with stopping though, so it still bugs me that I stopped during my workout today. Whatever...I'm done with my long runs and it REALLY IS TAPER/REST TIME!!!!!!! Hurray!

5 comments:

  1. hooray for Taper! good luck on your race!!

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  2. It's race week! How exciting. Enjoy!

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  3. Hope your race is a great one!

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  4. yay taper time :) enjoy the rest and extra 'free' time. it's tough to take in fluids on the 'mill. if i don't have a squirt-bottle i have to stop too. don't feel too bad!

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