So what crazy person goes on hiatus for a summer, doesn’t watch her diet, doesn’t follow a routine for exercising, and still decided it is a-okay to enter a 5K??
This one! Now let’s be clear on a few pointers. I have known since last year that I would participate in the Saints back to football 5k. I have known when the race was scheduled (we are registered after all) for at least a full month now. Which means that I have spent at least a minimum of two days running per week. But it wasn’t my best 😦
It is so hard to run in LA this time of year due to the heat and humidity. Even on a “cool” day the humidity still makes it really difficult to breathe. I have also been doing more intervals of run/walk instead of just plain old running. Sadly I have gone from busting gout my four miles to barley making it two. Darn LA conditions.
We do have an indoor track at our gym, but sadly I hate it! It is an 1/8 of a mile track that circles above the basketball courts. It is suppose to imitate road conditions…..it’s just plain bumpy! I hate the sharp curves to turn, and let’s face it —— it’s boring! So I haven’t been motivated to run.
So I am running Saturday morn. In a 5K. In the French quarter streets (some of you understand the “street” conditions), in August! Yes I am crazy, and yes they lure us with beer and bands, lol!! You know there has to be a party after—it is NOLA after all!
So I am trying to get in as much activity this week as possible. I am really paying attention to hydration, and buying the rights foods/drinks for me for the weekend. My go to race breakfast is toast w/ peanut butter and banana. I also like to drink coconut water before the race for the electrolytes. I am also hoping to possibly attend the yoga class at my gym this week. I have always wanted to start a practice. Usually the class is scheduled late so it is difficult for me to attend. This semester it is for 5:30 which is great for me! I am hoping to get started soon. However, I work out at a university gym so the classes fill up very quickly for the first few weeks with all the newbies. It will slowly start dwindling down, but hopefully I can get in Wednesday!!
What do you do to prepare for races??