Last updated on August 16th, 2015 at 01:01 am
Ok, its Sunday, the night before the big 10 Km race. Oh, I’m getting excited and nervous for the big event! I’m so excited to be able to scratch off at least one of my goals for 2015.
The best way for me to lower my anxiety for the race to to make sure that I’m prepared. I have the race destination programmed on my GPS, my clothes are layed out and my iPhone is charged. Since I have to pick up my race kit 1/2 hour before the race start at the latest, it’s going to be a very early morning.
I already have my race day breakfast figured out. I pretty much just have one thing I always eat before a race, oatmeal, toast and coffee.
It looks like it’s going to be a freezing cold run to boot. Forecast calls for -21 C (5.8 F) but with the windchill factor, will feel like -29 C (-20.2 F). That’s cold. I went and bought a few winter running jacket, insulated running pants, merino wool socks to make sure I’ll be warm and my husband lent me a face shield so that the only exposed part of my body will be my eyes.
Since the race is tomorrow, I didn’t run this weekend. I just stuck to my schedule for running on Tuesday and Thursday. Here was my training this week:
I was supposed to do 30 minute interval training on Tuesday, but since I was still recovering from my sinus infection, I decided on an easy 20 minute run instead.
I stuck to my regular schedule training plan from miCoach on Thrusday. It was an easy 25 minute run.
Just to recap the zones:
Blue zone: Easy pace, good for warm-ups & cool downs
Green Zone: Medium Pace, my regular running pace
Yellow Zone: Difficult Pace, used to improve your cardio strength
Red Zone: Maximum Effort , about 90% of your sprint pace
I decided on a rest from working out this weekend but I can guarantee that I was not resting at all! Stay tuned to find out how my race went.
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