Goals for the Race
Reviewing my Goals
I have a 10k on Sunday. Woot woot for racing again.
When Mallory said she wanted to do a summer 10k for Avengers corral placement, I knew I was in! Especially because it's in culver we can walk to the start line from her place! Even better!
As you know, I PRed my last 10k by almost 3 minutes. That was after my LA Marathon training (with less than stellar race performance) so a 10k was easy.
I've been pretty off and in low training mode since then including getting my appendix out and a fabulous WDW trip.
I really want to do well at this race. I know I can get a better PR since this course will be flat (the hills were definitely alive in Agoura) and want to really shine. I don't think it'll improve my corral placement for Disney but I just want a good time.
Here are my goals for the race:
A (my dream!): under 1:05
B (attainable): under 1:07:09 (my current PR)
C (doable): under 1:10
D (the bottom line): finish-happy and uninjured!
How will I meet those goals? Here is my plan.
My nutrition has kinda sucked since Disney and I'm getting back on track.
This week I plan on eating clean with lots of fruit, veggies, milk and yogurt, eggs, cheese and of course tea and water. Clean food and hydration!
2. Carb load
Best part of the race! Since trying to go gluten free, I haven't tried this. I plan on eating mostly "natural" carbs like fruit and then on Friday and Saturday have pasta and my ultimate pre race breakfast of a sweetened coffee and a rye bagel with sun dried tomato cream cheese!
The morning of the race I am going to eat oatmeal, banana with peanut butter and English breakfast tea.
3. Slow runs
I love seeing how fast I can go and see where I am going but my shins kill after multiple fast days. My goal is to slow my speed a bit this week so I will be in good shape for Sunday.
On my regular runs, I take no fuel. I take a sip of water and head out the door. Before the race, I plan on taking a shot blok or 2 and then a clif shot at the half way point.
5. Stretch and foam roll all week
I need to make sure I am loose and limber. I have been stretching all week and will continue until Friday and Saturday where my roller will be my best friend.
6. Chi stretching before running
I have fallen out of the habit (mainly because I forgot) but I think it would help immensely to get in good stretching before runs.
7. Sleep well
My goal is 7.5-8 hours of sleep. In bed at 10, up at 630 for the week. I know I'm still lacking sleep from Disney and want to be well rested. It has been hard so far this week because I'm swamped at work but I will keep trying.
8. No alcohol
I love drinking wine but this week will be NONE. I want to be fresh for Sunday.
Overall, I'm excited for this race and think it will be fun! I'll be heading to Culver on Saturday so we can go to the expo and sleep in on Sunday morning. Race starts at 830! Woohoo! We can sleep until 7!
Anyone else running this race?