I’m getting excited for race day around here! I’m being super cautious because with my luck Ill trip and sprain an ankle or turn weird and hurt my knee before the race.. **knock on wood.
I am however hydrating like a boss.
Today has been crazy and I knew it yesterday so I made sure to have leftovers from yesterday ready for dinner!
I have been working out each day:
Monday: GPP workout
Tuesday: About half of boot camp which included my 6x400m runs that were on my plan.
Wednesday: I did half of the GPP workout
Tomorrow I plan on 3 easy miles after I get done coaching and then it is off to St. George for a little R&R before go time!
Taper is hard for me! I’m sure everyone has there struggles with a taper. Mine is more mental than anything. I start to doubt my training and if I’m truly ready to tackle another marathon.
For half marathons I don’t get as nervous but full marathons are just a whole new ball game and if I let my anxiety get to me too much I know I will be dealing with stomach issues the day of the race. So now until the race I’m going to stay positive and trust myself and my training and just KNOW everything is going to be great! The St. George Marathon is going to be a blast! I have so many friends running it and Brent and my kids will be there to cheer me on at the finish and I know I will have a great race!
Someone else isn’t too happy about the taper..
I haven’t introduced our new pup too the blog yet. –> Meet Bridger! We recently adopted him and he has been the best running partner! Bridger is a 2 year old standard poodle and he has been so great! My kids are in love and I have someone who is always willing to run at 5am.
Monday I even snuck in a little hike with this little mister. The leaves are starting to change and the mountains are a beautiful place to be right now! Post marathon you know Ill be hitting the trails again! OH how I miss trail running! FOR FUN!
Hope you are all having a great week!
Catch ya on the flip side!
**edited to add.. yes.. I wrote this like 5 days ago and yes, I realize the “publish” failed and I didn’t even notice till now.. MONDAY..
oh geez. sorry! Race review is under way!