65 minutes treadmill, total: 5.71 miles
10 minutes bike, 5 minutes rowing, Back and Abs Strength Training (Ab Challenge)
6 miles at easy pace: 1 hour 6 min 12 sec (avg pace 11:02 min/mile)
10 minutes bike, Chest and Abs Strength Training, 15 minutes elliptical
Time for a little venting:
I'm less than a week away from race day and the closer I get the more nervous I become. I don't know where the nerves are coming from because I wasn't even close to this nervous for my first half marathon in January. I keep telling myself to trust in my training because I worked harder than ever to get to this point. It doesn't help that I ran my first half alongside 24,000 other people and this is a very small local race (as in 35 people ran it last year). These are the things that i'm most nervous about:
- The Course: The elevation map below is daunting. It's uphill from mile 2-4.75ish. I have added more hills to my training this time around so hopefully that helps. It's also in the middle of nowhere and they've given no indication if the course will be closed to traffic or not. The roads are narrow and 2 cars can barely drive side by side, so I would hope so!
- Hydration: There is no indication as to how many water stations there will be on the course. If I don't stay well hydrated while running my body hates me and the symptoms suck. Needless to say I'm just going to wear a hydration belt so I know that I'll have what I need.
In the end I keep reminding myself that some things are out of my control and this:
That's all for now!
P.S. Happy Birthday to my Brother-in-law Tanner!!!