Weekly Workout Recap: August Week 3 2013

Good morning! What a crazy week.

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I ended it yesterday with a nice long afternoon nap. My body definitely needed it! While the bottom of my foot isn’t completely healed, it is doing MUCH better than last week. I think race tapering has helped as well as ice and ibuprofen.

If you have been reading along you know this week was a big week for me visiting Baltimore and the Under Armour headquarters. I did two tough workouts while I was there as well as my workouts at home. Take a look:

Sunday: rest

Monday: 3 mile run, legs and abs

Tuesday: circuit workout with Under Armour trainer

Wednesday: Yoga at the four seasons on the roof (amazing!)

Thursday: rest

Friday: one hour stationary bike, triceps

Saturday: 5 mile run

Let me just say, I am STILL sore from my workouts at UA. They kicked my butt and reminded me of muscles I need to work out more often.

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Loving my new UA skirt and mesh top. So breathable!

Today is ONE WEEK from the Disneyland half marathon/finish of Dumbo Double Dare, so I will be taking it super easy. I may run 3 on Monday then 1 or 2 on Wednesday, but that’s it for running. I will probably lift on Monday and Tuesday, but Wednesday will be my last workout (besides walking around the parks) I am so excited, can’t wait to go!

QOTD: What do your workouts look like the week of a race or event?

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Taper Madness

 

Well folks, it is officially taper time! Now, one would think a runner would love this time, be happy about this time, excited to not have to log as many miles per week. Well, it is quite the opposite! I am going CrAzY! As it is, I already feel less confident since I did 18 miles, but not my 20 miler, and with Christmas and all the bad food..I am just getting a little nervous about the marathon!

I was supposed to run 8 miles Sunday, but it was in the 20’s with crazy wind, so I said no worries, I will run Monday (today) well…it is JUST as cold today! So instead I am going to do 3 miles then try for my 8 miler again tomorrow, then this weekend I will do 6, with a couple of short runs next week. I can’t believe we are this close! I have worked my butt off for this race, and it is finally here. I feel like everyday I am losing fitness. I feel like I need to go out right now and run 20 miles. I feel like I should only eat fruits and veggies for the next two weeks. Someone make me stop!

I try to remind myself that this is my first marathon. my goals are to FINISH and enjoy it (at least a little bit.) I have no desire to kill myself reaching a time goal, or more importantly stress myself out over one. I try to remember that I DID run 18 miles, and even if I had to WALK the last 8 miles, I could still FINISH! (Hopefully this won’t happen haha!)

Legs, please please carry me for 26.2 miles!!!

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Body, be proud of how far you have come in the past two years!

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I wrote this post back when I was still having IT band problems, and I was doing a “mini taper” for a half marathon. I stated in the post I was hoping by the marathon I would feel confident in my training to get me though. Well….I have really REALLY been trying to tell myself that, but I think there is only so far I can go thinking that having NEVER run the distance before. I used to get so nervous running half marathons but now I don’t because I KNOW I can complete the distance. With no past marathon experiences, it is a lot harder! I know I will get more and more nervous as it gets closer, but I am trying to stay positive and have faith in myself and my training.

QOTD: How do you deal with taper madness?