I’m stalking the forecast and reviewing my training log and trying to visualize the race course and finally figuring out traveling logistics… all of the things that can only mean it’s race week!
I had another solid, confidence boosting week of training. It’s true that everything clicks in those final 4-6 weeks as you finally see the training gains paying off and get in those sharpening workouts before race day.
Monday: 8.5 miles mostly easy (8:25 ave) with 6 x 200m @ 5:43 pace + Barre
Tuesday: 4 miles easy (9:15 ave)
Wednesday: 9.2 with 5 x 1 mile with 60 second recoveries (2 mile warm up, repeats were 6:40, 6:20, 6:39, 6:34, 6:42 and 2 mile cool down)
These splits were faster than I expected as the goal paces were 6:45-6:50, but I didn’t look at my watch until I finished each split. The 6:20 was way too fast so I slowed it down after that. Overall I feel strong and ready for this race!
Thursday: skipped Boot camp but did 30 minute strength at home + 3 mile walk
Friday: off – supposed to be an easy run, but we were all feeling a bit run down and I spent the day in my pj’s fighting off something but thankfully I never officially got sick. I’d rather feel off now than next week!
Saturday: 9 miles on the treadmill (7:58 ave)- so cold out there! I felt better when I woke up but still not 100%. The rest of the day was low key and I got a short nap in.
For this week, I have one workout with a few race pace intervals and then easy peasy until race day.
I agreed to host another Scholastic book fair at our school which unfortunately turns out to be this week, so I’ll be on my feet Thursday, Friday and Saturday but am trying not to worry about that. There’s always something out of our control!
Sunday: Homemade Sushi
Monday: Turkey Cabbage Stew
Tuesday: Tofu and veggie stir fry
Friday: Avocado Tomato Gouda Socca Pizza
Saturday: Pre-race pasta and chicken
Finally, for those of you who have always wanted to run the NYC marathon or who missed the lottery another shot at getting a bib.
PowerBar believes everyone deserves a Clean Start, so to help launch the new Clean Whey product line, they are offering 17 deserving athletes the chance to approach the starting line at the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon. 26.2 miles. 17 Clean Starts.
From March 1, 2017 through April 12, 2017, you can visit PowerBarCleanStart.com and share why you deserve a Clean Start at the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon. Winners will receive a race bib (entry to the race), along with training tips from PowerBar athletes, PowerBar product and gear leading up to the race.
What are you planning to make this week?
Have you tried using visualization for a goal race?