Race Week! Again!

So legit I have run once since my race on October 14th. I have still worked out 3-4x a week but I haven’t been running! And I am running another halfie this Sunday in Hamilton. I had big plans for how I was going to train these past 3 weeks, but the weather and my stupid blister toes have put a damper on those plans. The only outdoor run I did was in the rain (because it won’t quit) and within 20 minutes my blisters were causing me trouble. I didn’t want to disturb them too much before the race, so I called the run quits pretty early. I actually ran to the indoor track (which would save my feet) but when I arrived I unfortunately found out the track was closed for a special event. Boo! Hopefully I will get back there tomorrow just for an easy run, but at least a dry one!

I will obviously finish the race but they are once again calling for rain on race day, which means I will have all of the same race day issues I had two weeks ago. That said, I am going to use this week to prepare the same way I did earlier this month, and we will see how it goes. I’m still gunning for a sub 1:55 time.

’twas the night before race day…

’twas the morning OF race day…clearly trying to convince myself and you that I am ready.

This time I get to carbo-load with this gem I found at Whole Foods!

I also have to take this week to prepare for an upcoming business trip to Montreal. I’m leaving Monday morning (the day after the race) and I won’t be back until the following Sunday evening. I have some serious packing/food planning to do!

There is a pretty nice gym in the hotel we’re staying at, but it is going to be a PACKED hotel for our event, so I’m not sure I will get much use out of it. (But I will certainly try!) I’m sharing my hotel room so in-room workouts aren’t really an option but I will have to figure something out because my workouts will be key to keeping my sanity during this extremely busy week! Worst case I will hit the streets for a few runs.

Wish me luck!!!

How do you prepare for races?

What about business trips?

 

Danielle

xo

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. You’re so inspiring!

  2. Hi Honey, I love your cute sleepy face photos. I’m patiently waiting for Lemon’s pic of the week. haha
    Mum xoxo

    • Hahaha thanks Mum. I totally slack at that whole picture of the week thing. If it’s up by Wednesday each week I’m doing well!

  3. This is awesome…..I’m gunning for just finishing I WISH I could run with you – as I’m running with NicMac who’s wishing she could’ve gotten sub 1:55 at her last half – who knows maybe I could start out with you and see if I can hold on?? 🙂

    EXCITING! can’t wait to see you!!!!

    • I would LOVE to run with but girllll that is a bad idea! If you start out too fast you’re going to burn out too soon. Stick to your own pace and keep it steady and you will finish strong! I’ll see you after! (Or before! Or both!) I’m FB you my numbaaa! 🙂

  4. PS: what about taping up your feet????

    • Oh I tape them like it’s going out of style! Usually it works like a charm! As long as there is not rain it’s all good!