Last Week- Let's Go!
And just like that...it's race week. I can't believe that I'll be lining up on a start line in just a few short days! It seems like it's been forever since I executed a training plan and went in feeling confident about racing. I'm so excited and this week just capped off an amazing few weeks. It's hard to believe this, but this was my first time that I've ever trained for a race and not skipped a single run or workout. Go me!
Now- let's take a look at how the week was!
Early morning run with Erica. We met up at the Old Reedy Creek trailhead and ran into Umstead. It was kind of spooky and foggy in the morning so I'm glad I had my headlamp on me! Everyone else out there at 6AM did not have lights, and I have no idea how they could see since it was pitch black outside. Creepy! It felt great to run on the trails though and we had a fun run together. I did some standing yoga later in the day to help stretch a bit.
It was such a nice day so Dan and I went for a bike ride at lunch. I missed biking so much and can't wait for more of these nice days in a row to get back out there (yes- I know I can bike when it's cold but I'm a wimp).
My first double digit run in...I don't even know how long. It might have been before the pandemic started, but it's definitely been years. I wanted to do this run solo just to really lock in to the pace and focus on my last long run of training. I went to Umstead to run on the trails- Erica sent me a 10 mile loop that followed the Turkey Creek Trail. It was very hilly but so beautiful and I ended up crushing the average pace. This run definitely gave me a lot of confidence and made me even more excited for the race! 1 more week :)