Buffalo Creek Training Week 6
Happy week 6! Now that I'm past the halfway point of training, the race feels really real right now. So, I took my long run on the road and ran on the race course! I'm starting to feel more and more prepared, and I can't wait to see if all of this hard work pays off on race day.
5 miles / 9:33 pace
TuesdayStand-up Paddleboard / 2 hours
It was a beautiful day, so I took out my paddleboard to the lake. I didn't do anything too strenuous, but it felt great to be out on the water.
6.25 miles / 8:24 pace
4 miles + 10 minutes rower
Friday4 miles + 10 minutes rower
I liked this workout a lot, so I did it again! The rower really seemed to help stretch and strengthen my shoulder (which still feels weak from when I hurt it earlier this year) so I think I'm going to start adding this in weekly!
11 miles / 9:20 pace
I headed a bit out of town to do my long run on the race course. The race is on a crushed limestone trail that runs from Butler down to Freeport. There were lots of bikers out, a few runners, and a couple people walking dogs. The trail itself is nice and shady and pretty much flat. I really liked it and it got me excited for my upcoming race! My goal for this run was to run 5 miles at race pace, which I nailed. I felt great the entire time and hit my paces (even a little fast with an 8:07 average). After I finished the fifth mile though, I just completely lost all motivation and didn't even feel like jogging back to the car. It was pretty warm out and I ran out of water, so I just walk/ran back. I don't know what really happened- I just felt like I mentally lost it which doesn't usually happen to me!
I was still pretty tired out from my run, so I just took the day off.
Do you like to run on your race course before the actual race?
Favorite kind of cross training?
Woohoo! Yes you're totally ready for this! Your training has been awesome.ReplyDelete
Girl, you are awesome! It sounds like you're going to ace the race!ReplyDelete
And check out that view at the gym! And those fall leaves!!! <3 <3 <3