Sunday, May 2, 2010
It seems as though spring racing is upon us! Everywhere I turn someone is training for or running a race. My next race is in 6 days. Indianapolis here I come! 15,000 half marathoners (and none of those elitist full marathoners to make you feel guilty ;-)). What could be more fun?! As mentioned before, this race will be at a significantly more "comfortable" pace. I'm not going to kill myself weaving around people (I didn't submit a qualifying time for a preferred corral....kicking myself now) and I'm not going to kill my pregnant friend! This race is about fun. Taking the lead from fellow running Mommy, Tonia, at Racing With Babes....I bought some fun socks to rock out on the 13.1 mile course. Polka dots and stripes anyone? I've been consistent with my training and now it's time to reap it's rewards. After last week's race (and puking) I decided it's not fair for me to say that I was "disappointed". It would be one thing if I had trained hard. I did no hill repeats, no speedwork, heck...I only run 3 days a week, racking up only 108 miles during my heaviest month of training. I suppose really, I'm lucky to finish! That's not to say I'm a slacker, though. I've only taken 7 days off from exercising since January 1st. All of those days were either before a race or the day after a long run. My goal is to be fit and running is just a part of that. Looking ahead, I need to revisit my nutrition strategy. I don't know if I can stomach another GU....I was gagging taking them even before I threw one up last week! I'm thinking about reading Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners. As a dietitian myself, I prefer to stick with a book written by a professional. Hopefully this will be insightful. Nutrition strategy for this weekend's race is TBD! Not a lot of time to experiment, with only 2 runs before Saturday's race. Hey....wasn't I just tapering a few weeks ago? Gotta love back to back racing! On that note, have a good week and I'll catch you on the flipside of another 13.1.