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?