I can't believe the race is 5 days away. OH MY! I am trying hard to keep myself calm but it's not working too well. I keep telling myself "you've trained for this don't stress it". But it's not working. I'm an anxious person and I am a freak show at starting lines (just ask anyone who has done races with me). I bounce back and forth from foot to foot and I chatter and I move constantly. My advice - don't stand by me at the starting line if you're easily annoyed because I am annoying.
I've been thinking a lot about my nutrition this week and just read this article on runnersworld.com and think it has great advice.
My plan for the week:
- drink water and gatorade a little more than normal but not crazy to hydrate myself
- eat foods I love in moderate amounts - mexican food & pasta are my faves
- no extra fiber
- get lots of sleep all week since I won't be sleeping the night before the race
- eat a small bowl of oatmeal 2 hours before the race
My workouts this week are: 3 miles today, spin tomorrow, 6 miles speed work Wed, 3 miles Thurs, rest Friday.
|My bro-in-law and hubby before the race|
|icing my knee ..... boo!|