Yesterday I did one of my favorite workouts – a 6 mile fartlek-tempo. What is a farlek-tempo you say? Well basically its a tempo run but you alternate between a hard pace and a not-so-hard-BUT-not-so-easy pace so that your average pace ends up right around your goal race pace! Such a fun workout, and even better when you’re running towards this breakfast…
If you’ve never tried avocado and eggs on toast you HAVE to try it! This was the perfect post-workout breakfast with a warm cup of coffee.
My next race is coming up really quick (on Sunday)! As I’ve been preparing for it these past few days I’ve found myself going through my normal pre-race routine only to realize that most of the things I do may seem pretty crazy to non-runners. Like…
…picking out my race-day outfitdays early. This was especially important because this race is really close to a holiday. I already have my Valentine’s outfit Saturday’s race packed and ready to go in my race bag!
… checking my bib number online and obsessing over how perfect it is all week. I can’t be the only one that feels like all the pieces are falling into place when I have a cool bib number!? I’m feeling pretty good about this weekend’s number.
… spending hours studying the course map and elevation chart. Even though I know I’ll probably forget everything as soon as I cross the starting line!
I have a feeling the ocean views during this race are going to be unreal!
… picking out our pre-race dinner and post-race breakfast spots. This weekend we’re having dinner at Cheesecake Factory because we have a gift card (yay free food) and breakfast will be at Snooze. I promise to eat lots of yummy pancakes for you!
T-Minus 3 days until 10 miles and then the crazy will be over. Until the next race… 😉
What do you think? Are we runners crazy?
Do you have any special race week preparations?
What is your perfect pre-race dinner?
If I’m at home I like baked chicken with brown rice and broccoli or some sort of pasta dish. If I’m at a restaurant pasta with chicken is my go-to!