Halp. I need motivation.
It’s been so long since I have run a race. My cubie wall has not changed in a few months.
I think from now on I will try to sprinkle some 5ks in my training cycles because they keep me excited about running. I have postponed a run three times this week, and there’s no reason for it other than I’m just not that excited about it. My getting-ready-for-a-run times have felt like this:
Good news is that my half marathon is only one week away now. *woot*
I only have a few runs left:
- Tonight’s hard 6 mile run
- Sunday’s long run – 8 miles (it’s another cutback week, or my first taper, as it is known in the running world…tapering is when you drastically reduce your mileage the week or two before a race so your legs have time to fully recuperate and so they can feel as awesome as possible on race day.)
- A few 2 mile shake out runs – one run at my goal race pace so I can memorize the feel of the pace, and another one run really easy to keep my legs loosey goosey.
I don’t think this race will have an expo, which is sad. I’m looking forward to finally getting to go to a race expo! A farmer’s market filled with just running stuff? Yes please.
I’m picking up the race packet on Thursday from Fit2Run at Downtown Disney, which is cool because I love all running stores, and also because Downtown Disney has the coolest parking garage ever. Also there is an Avengers store.
I have a dentist appointment on Thursday so hopefully nothing weird happens there before the race.
Speaking of dentists…I’ve had SO MUCH sugar this week, which has probably contributed to why I feel so lethargic. I should focus on getting good meals this week so I have energy…
I’ve still got to decide what to wear for the race. I think I know, but I still have to decide. I think I’ll do a post about my race packing list this week.
That’s all of my pre-race-week thoughts for now.