Well, here we are… one week to go before the marathon relay. (If you haven’t been following along, I’m “just” running a 5K, but it’s my first race since having a baby 3 months ago, so it’s kind of a big deal to me.)
My workouts last week were a bit spotty because I had some work commitments at lunchtime that cut into my normal workout time, but I did manage to run once, take a pilates class, and do one HIIT workout with bodyweight strength exercises (like squats, lunges, etc.)
This week I am going to focus on running, hopefully getting out for 2-3 runs early in the week, then stretch and rest towards the end of the week as we get closer to race day. Here’s what’s rattling around in my mind about race day at this moment.
Awesome thing about this race: The fall time change is this Saturday night, so the race starts at 7am on Sunday, but it will feel like 8am. Woo hoo! I’ll take all the extra time I can get in the morning.
Less awesome thing about this race: Figuring out the logistics of a relay race, with two little kids and a husband who works on Sunday mornings, has been a bit of a challenge. Luckily a friend of mine has volunteered to come pick up both kids and meet me at the end of my leg of the race. My start point is less than a mile from my house, so I think I’m going to either walk or bike myself there.
My race goal: 28:00 split for my 5k leg of the race. This is a “reach” goal, but I’m pretty sure I can run a 9:00/mile pace plus a little wiggle room in case of bad race conditions.
What do you get nervous about the week before (or night before) a big event?