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It’s Race Week

Posted Mar 13 2013 9:35pm

I’m so excited! Race week is here!! Thankfully the weather is on our side as of now! I’m in love with the race day report in the 5 day forecast! Hopefully it holds true!

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This hasn’t been the smoothest of training cycles but regardless I’m still looking forward to Sunday. My number one goal this week is to have legs who want to run come Sunday. So instead of things like Barry’s Bootcamp and evening run clubs, I’m spending time foam rolling, sleeping, and relaxing.

Gia has given me very, very explicit directions for this week and before she boarded the plane for Los Angeles, I promised to obey. I’m focusing on sleeping each night, spending lots of time on the foam roller, focusing on eating healthy at the office, and hydrating all week.

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It has felt very weird to have a mid-week rest day today. In fact, I almost broke my promise and ran home from work this evening. But, I took a second and thought about the true goal and thought better of it. It’s been ages since I finished a race feeling truly strong and that is definitely my goal for Sunday!

How about you? Do you rest and relax on race weeks via taper or do you continue with your training?

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