Between the excitement of race week and laziness of recovery, I forgot to recap my last week of training! I can’t do every single week but race week.
Woke up nervous that morning. The fact that the race was “this week” was scary!
I got a massage that night and worked out any last minute muscle weirdness.
6 mile run
Just the normal Tuesday run with my work friends. My legs were super heavy, probably from the massage, but I just assumed it was normal race week stuff. Isn’t that what always happens?
6.4 miles/1:01:26/9:33 avg pace
5 mile run
I met up with the morning crew Kristin and Sima for what else, but a morning run. With only 5 miles to run, the morning wasn’t quite so early.
5.0 miles/47:27/9:29 avg pace
4 mile run
Last run before AR50! I ran with my work friends but cut mine short to keep the miles low. I was excited and my legs felt ready to run!
4.3 miles/40:24/9:24 avg pace
I took the day off to sleep in and head to Sacramento. I got at least 9 hours of sleep which felt amazing… 2 nights before is the most important! Chris and I drove up to Sacramento, got my bib and shirt, and relaxed in the hotel. I ordered pizza and tried to get some sleep before the big day!
50 mile run
Race day was finally here and it was the best day ever!
50.2 miles/10:17:10/12:19 avg pace
Sleep a lot, eat a lot more, and sit up on cloud 9 smiling.
Total miles for week 18: 65.7
Recovery has been going really well. I was sore on Sunday, hardly sore on Monday and felt back to normal by Tuesday. I haven’t run yet though! I just want to make sure I am recovered, both physically and mentally, from this long training cycle. When else will I let myself take this many days off? I am very much itching to run though, so we will see how much longer I last.
Luckily I have a huge distraction on Saturday where I get to be on Jojo’s crew for her first 50 miler at Lake Sonoma! I am so excited to go up there, cheer all the runners on and do anything I can to return all the great support she gave me last weekend.