This is it! My final build week is here, right before my taper starts for the next 2 weeks! Saturday was my final tune-up race, and it went VERY well! I actually surprised myself a bit, and got a WHOLE lot of confidence! The report is written (in theory), and I'm just waiting for some race pics! Try to contain your excitement!!!
I did my last set of intervals on Monday, and I could tell the legs weren't fully recovered from the race Saturday. They felt pretty heavy throughout the set, but I managed to hit the splits I wanted. My HR was pretty high throughout, but seeing as the race is about 3 weeks out, I'm not too worried. I think there will be plenty of recovery the next 2 weeks. And the foot is holding up okay! It is still a bit tender, but I think I will be able to keep everything together and under control until the race. The intervals days have been the most painful, and I'm glad I managed to get through the last without incident!
All I have planned for the week is a 7 mile tempo run today, and a 12 mile long run on Saturday, with 5 miles at race pace. Should be exciting! I'm also planning a quick ride on Sunday morning around KC with my friend Jordan. I haven't ridden outside in awhile, as I have been focusing on the runs and using spins on the trainer as a recovery. But still, no excuse for not getting out and enjoying this awesome weather!
On a non-training note, the American Royal BBQ Competition will be in KC this weekend! If you are unfamiliar with Kansas City, barbeque is kind of a big deal here. The American Royal is held here each year, as a "World Series" of barbeque.
There are hundreds of tents set up, with teams competing in different categories. Some friends of mine will have a team there, and I will be "taste testing" on Friday! I can't wait! I will definitely be fueling up for my long run on Saturday! Hopefully I can exhibit some self control.... But probably not...Ribs....mmmm!
Hope your week is going great! Thanks for reading!