My focus on this week was recovery, which worked well in the beginning, but not so much toward the end. I just listened to my body and ran when it felt good.
Monday: Core + 20 minutes elliptical
Definitely an active recovery day. I did a quick 20 minutes on the elliptical, focusing on maintaining a lower heart rate while staying in motion. After that, I did a core class.
Tuesday: Spin (90 minutes) + Core
Usual Tuesday night routine. I wasn't feeling it at first, but I stuck with it!
Friday: 2.67 mile run.
This run had "shakeout" written all over it. Pace was slow (11:54/mile), but at least I ran negative splits, which is something I want to accomplish on race day!
Saturday: Weights + Spin + Core
Only a 60 minute spin on Saturday morning, but I still made every second count! I lifted before, and did a core class after.
Sunday: 2 mile run
This run was unplanned, but it was so nice out yesterday, that I couldn't say no to a run! So I went out for a quick two miles. Pace was about what I want on race day (11:22/mile), but without negative splits. I guess consistency will be the name of the game this week.
Officially in race week! Five days to go, and I couldn't be more excited! I have been waiting for this moment for almost a year, partially for redemption from June, and partially to get back to a race!