My training for the Dopey Challenge (4 straight days of races- 5k, 10k, 13.1, 26.2) has gone
swimmingly runningly so far. This week looked like this:
Sun – Yoga, Mon – Rest, Tues – 3 miles + weights, Wed – 6 miles, Thurs -3 miles + weights, Fri – Rest.
Here’s what’s up for this weekend:
Sat – 5 miles, Sun – 15 miles.
Yup, it’s starting to get real. But so far I’ve stuck to the Hal Higdon plan (actually, added a few extra miles along the way):
We’ve had cooler temps this week which has been heavenly for my runs, but of course, it’s supposed to be warmer and humidity-er this weekend. Chance of rain, so hopefully that will help cool things off a bit. I know I have a lot of friends racing this weekend locally and in more exotic places like Chi-town. So hopefully the weather gods are kind to them! Best of luck people!
If you’re not racing, you’re probably doing a long run this weekend too. You probably also will be hating your alarm clock when it goes off, like I do too. But I’ve got some motivation for you. A runner friend of mine sent a video to me, and I thought I’d share it below. As someone who’s won an Emmy for writing, this makes my writing bone jealous. I can guarantee it will get you pumped for your race or long run this weekend:
What’ve you got planned this weekend? Did the video give you goosebumps too? Ready to rise and shine and find your greatness?