Hi ya’ll! Since last week’s training was nonexistent and this week is race week I thought I would give one last update. Be sure to check out my goals for the Glass Slipper Challenge Races here!
My body hates stress; in fact my body handles stress like it’s a poison. I get sick and don’t feel well. Everything from the last couple weeks caught up with me. Needless to say I took last week off from training and focused on getting well. I was sad to not be training, but I wanted to take time for myself to get better before race weekend. I have also been dealing with some hip issues. Nothing has been too serious, but I’ve still been watching it to prevent injury.
With that being said I spent this week getting a couple last minute runs in and a little strength training to prepare for this weekend’s race challenge. I’ve mentioned this before, but the Glass Slipper Challenge isn’t my goal race. I am running both races with my mom and my sister for fun, so even though I took some time away I’m not going to be too hard on myself for it.
Here’s a little recap…
2/8-2/13: rest + light yoga
SUNDAY 2/14: 2.5 slow miles + 20 minutes of treadmill walking
MONDAY: 1 hr. 40 min. on the treadmill + light yoga and stretching <– I walked at a 3.0 but adjusted the incline to alternate between 3.0/4.0 and 9.0/10.0 every 5 minutes
TUESDAY: light stretching + yoga
WEDNESDAY: 1 hr. treadmill walk at 3.5 with intervals like Monday + 3 easy miles + light yoga and stretching
TODAY: some easy miles + yoga/stretching?
We fly to Orlando tomorrow so we will be walking around a lot before the Enchanted 10k on Saturday morning. I don’t plan to run or do yoga before heading to the airport. We are going to be doing a lot of walking, so I need to save my legs the best I can.
Today I am linking up with Amanda over at Running With Spoons for Thinking Out Loud. Happy *almost* Friday!
How do you deal with stress?
How do you prepare for a race weekend?