Making Goal Time
I just had the most delicious smoothie for breakfast!
In it was 1/2 c. milk, spinach, chocolate protein powder, 1/2 frozen banana, frozen cherries, and a couple ice cubes. On top is a homemade protein bar, that isn’t quite up to par yet for recipe sharing.
Thanks for all the comments on yesterday’s race:) And although I was pretty bummed about not making my goal time, running the half felt like a great accomplishment in and of itself indeed!
Yesterday involved mucho relaxation. It kinda went like this: sit>eat>watch Dexter>eat>play Mortal Combat>eat
It was a fabulous day.
Making Goal Time
Since I didn’t quite make my goal time for yesterday’s half marathon, I’ve been thinking about what I’ll do differently for my next one (Rock and Roll Chicago, anyone??)
- Follow my pre-race drinking ritual. It’s extremely important to be well hydrated for a race, but if you drink too much before a race, it can lead to unnecessary race time potty breaks. What works for me is this: the day before- drink, drink, drink. Drink water and a sports drink all the live long day. The morning of-wake up several hours before the race, and immediately drink water upon waking, but stop 1 hour short of the race time. Take a potty break right before the race. Yeah, I drank pretty much nonstop before the race yesterday…oops!
- Don’t eat or drink anything new the day of a race. Although I ate my usual pre-race breakfast of toast, pb, and banana, I didn’t follow the norm 10 miles in. As I mentioned yesterday, I had jelly beans around mile 10, and that’s when the tummy troubles began. Who knows if it’s a direct correlation, but I’m not taking those chances again!
- Don’t do lower body work the week of a race. I didn’t mention this yesterday, but on Tuesday I did a lower body workout that left my buns + legs sore until Friday (the day before the race!) This might have accounted for some of the extra hip pain during the race.
What about you? What are some tips you have for avoiding race day troubles?
Welp, I’ve got people to help get fit and toes to get pampered! Training clients and mani pedi’s will fill this day! Sounds like a fine Sunday to me
Any plans for you for this lovely Sunday?
PS – Recipes Tab has been updated!