Last week was race week, which also meant I was in taper mode. And that included eliminating my strength and conditioning workouts for the week. Not a whole lot going on last week except a few easy runs, a couple of strides at goal half marathon pace and then my races. Oh and fall happened. Finally. It's amazing how much my pace changes when the humidity disappears.
- Monday: OFF
- Tuesday: Easy run - 5.06 miles (8:29 pace): 5 x .75 miles with .25 mile pickups at goal half marathon pace
- Wednesday: OFF
- Thursday: Easy run - 4.10 miles (8:30 pace)
- Friday: OFF
- Saturday: Coastal 5K
- Sunday: Myrtle Beach Mini
Total miles: Run - 25.36 miles / Total runs: 0 / Total core workouts: 0 / Total strength/conditioning workouts: 0 / Total crosstraining: 0
While I missed going to Journey for my strength workouts and I missed doing yoga, I know skipping it for one week helped keep my legs fresh for race day.
The other thing I focused on during the week was changing my eating habits so I was eating a few more carbs than normal in the days leading up to the race so I didn't do one big carb load the day before. I ate lots of rice and pasta, mostly salmon and tuna casseroles and then some sushi.
Not only did I train more consistently this time than I ever have before, this was also the most conscious I've ever been about carefully tapering and changing my eating habits during race week. And I'm happy to say it paid off on race day! Onward to Kiawah!