Weather elements can be extreme at times. This is especially true when a Record-Setting Blizzard dumps inches of snow up and down the East Coast. Staying indoors is painful, especially when an amazing snow covered world exists just outside your door.
Well it’s officially 3 days before my first Marathon (Charlotte Thunder Road, Dec 12th). There is a lot going through my mind right now. I am going to sum up the feeling as anxiety & nervousness mixed with confidence. Over the past 4 months I have stuck to a strict intermediate I Marathon Training Program, provided by Hal Higdon- yet I still feel that I could be more prepared.
Workouts have been very light this week to continue tapering and avoid lactic acid build up.
Monday – Shoulders/core
Tuesday – 3 miles/stretch
Wednesday – 3 miles/stretch/core/light back
Friday– 1 mile run/stretch
My legs feel ok, with the exception of my left quadricep and achilles, which I injured running in the mountains Thanksgiving morning. Today I actually went to a sport therapist for any relief prior to Saturday. Work was done in the area that was causing the pain (massage, electrotherapy) and kinesio tape was applied for comfort and stability.
Meals have been consistent with a normal week before a race.
Breakfast- Oatmeal peanut butter
Snack- Half a pomegranate
Lunch – Chicken & rice
Snack – Orange
Dinner-Pepperoni pizza (yes 5 slices)
Breakfast- Cheerios and milk
Snack- Nuts & apple
Lunch- Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Dinner- Blackened chicken pasta with asparagus
Breakfast- 3 slices of French bread & butter
Snack- Nuts & blackberries
Lunch- Leftover blacken chicken pasta & asparagus
Dinner- Lobster pasta with vodka sauce
Thursday – ?
Friday – ? But pancakes for dinner
Sound sleep is key tonight and Friday, so I am cutting this short.