Maybe the reason I don’t set race goals is because then I turn in to a bundle of nerves during race week…this time I didn’t have phantom pains or taper brain, instead I was just trying to think about anything but running because when I did my stomach started doing it’s own acrobatic routine.
The one good thing about attending a conference last week is free carbo loading. OR was that my downfall? Not eating at home where life is fairly unprocessed and consistent…I made good choices for breakfast and dinner every day, largely green and raw…but yum then there was the sugar at the conference.
AM: 3 mile easy run, 20 min walk
PM: 10 min stretch
AM: 3 miles with 2 at race pace, 15 min walk, Day 5 Strong Like Susan Abs
AM: Day 6 Strong Like Susan Abs, lots of walking around conference
AM: 3 miles with strides, 15 min walk, Day 7 Strong Like Susan Abs
PM: Lots of walking around ChiTown
AM: Easy, peasy run…freakout, move on.
AM: RACE DAY - 13.1 Chicago Race Report
PM: Walking around Chi-Town, Day 9 Strong Like Susan Abs
AM: Yoga, walk in the park, Day 10 Strong Like Susan Abs
Time to fly back to Miami
When I arrived home last night I had a few packages, but the only one I tore in to was from my favorite Once Again Nut Butter…come on you know anything that said nut butter would get your attention too!!!
First up they sent me this great new team race shirt! I couldn’t stop laughing at the back…seriously if someone started telling me their was nut butter at the finish line I bet I’d fight through that fatigue a little better.And because they are awesome I got a little variety pack of nut butters…so recovery week is off to a stellar start…now what will be my redemption race so I can bust out this shirt??
I am grateful for creative minds!