Race Week Rituals
I have been a negligent blogger this past week! It was wedding week and I stood for one of my best friends as one of her bridesmaids. Bruce also stood as a groomsmen. We had such a great week, it was so much fun!
Other then the wedding last week I finished my final long run before the Tely 10 coming up this Sunday. Unfortunately I injured myself again running the Run for Freedom a few weeks ago. I hyperextended both knees so I have been busy in physio and trying to heal them. Things have improved but I had to delay my final long run by a few days and even then it didn’t go so well. I managed almost 8 miles in 90 minutes.
So needless to say I’m stressed. My long run last week is my longest ever which means have 2 more miles to manage on Sunday on injured knees. This week’s plan is lots of physio and keeping the rust off the legs:
|Run (Minutes)||30 min||30 min||30 min||REST||35 min||REST||RACE|
|Elliptical / Arc (Min)|
Plus my usual race week rituals of lots of carbs, water, rest, and stretching! I’m nervous about this race but I have to trust my training. There is so much I am going to switch up when I officially start training for my fall half-marathon after this race but for now I just need to concentrate on getting through this one. I am sick of being injured so I need to find a plan that keeps that from happening.
Any advice for my first 10-miler?
What are your race week rituals?
How do you stay injury-free?