Marathon training is going amazing as always. I’m still on track for hitting my mark when it comes to my event on November 27th, 2011. I have however fallen behind on my updates, video updates and just overall blogging so I apologize for the delay. My current training status is Week 7/Day 1 and I am so ready for this event. This current feeling hit me on my Week 6/Day 2 “Long Interval” day. After acknowledging that feeling I have felt overly tired coming into this current week and actually ending this week. Next week if officially my “Tapering Week” and I’m excited for that. Not sure how I will handle going 75-85% of max effort in all I do. But as far as I understand “I need to respect my taper week”. Straight from the mouth of Joe Bauer- www.allaroundjoe.com. Whenever an Ironman gives me advice I take it.
Quick review of last week: Week 6
Day 1- “Tabata Hill run”
20 seconds sprint up hill, rest (walk down the hill), immediately sprint back up
*legs were toast but not enough not to do “Anne” 10 minutes later (Doubler Unders/Sit-ups: 50/40/30/20/10)
Day 2- 10 x 600m run
*Felt great until round 5 and immediately felt tapped out
Day 3- 5K
*ran with a “Garmin” and was able to keep my pace steady and fast along with pacing John Gayman (he’s fast)
As I near my event I am 100% nervous but that’s only because I have never done something like this and once I pass mile 14 I will be in “No Mans Land”. But regardless, I think anything in life is like this, if it’s new it’s scary. My fear is always failure but, I need to get over that because failure is inevitable in life. The only thing I can do it try and the worst thing that can happen is I don’t finish. Life will go one. So, when I now approach the Seattle Marathon I have nothing to lose if I just go out and run. As you can see I have been thinking about this for a bit.
I do have a new focus for my “Race Day”. I have decided to do a WOD (Work Out of the Day) immediately after my race. Brian Mackenzie advises to immediately go to the gym after your race and do I simple body weight workout. So, I will finish my marathon and move into a workout to help break down any type of lactic acid build up. I’m assuming it’s not going to be awesome but I will feel a lot better the next days following. So, this is my question to you…..Would you like to meet me at the finish line on November 27th, 2011 to do a workout? You will find out what the workout will be a few days prior to the event.