I don’t think I have ever been looking forward to a weekend as I am this Friday! It has been a hell of a week and I just want it to be over!!!! #overit
Friday link- ups today:
Jill for Fitness Fridays!!
Today is the 1st of May and a perfect time to share with you my May fitness and health goals:
My May goals are:
-Continue training for Zooma while reducing running from 3 times a week each week to running 2 times and 3 times alternating weeks.
-Begin lubrication injections in my knee to reduce arthritis discomforts.
-Weight training days at a minimum to 2 days a week.
– Rock Your Core Challenge #rockyourcore
-Eliminate processed food and carbs
-Drink 2.5 gallons of water a week.
-Look into a yoga studio in the area.
Bring it on May…..I am ready for you!
Today’s Friday 5’s Theme is 5 things about race day….
I am excited to see how people use this theme….
My take on the theme is:
As a new racer runner……
1. Feelings of excitement, nervousness, and anxiety:
As a newer racer runner, I still have crazy emotions pre-race day and race day. Feelings of excitement as I walk around the expo, hear people talking about the race, taking pictures, meeting new people. Nervousness questioning my training, how will I do, will I PR, do I want to PR, can I trust my training. Anxiety, will I get enough rest, sleep, fuel. Will I get up in time, find my corral, get to the start on time, do my best.
2. Fueling and nutrition:
As a new racer runner, I am still trying to figure out what my body needs to be properly fed and fueled for long races. To carb load or not to carb load? To eat breakfast or not to eat breakfast? To Nuun or not to Nuun? Hydration belt or Hydration pack? To Gu or not to Gu? There
As a new racer runner, I am still trying to figure out when to take in fueling supports. I am still trying to recognize and respond to my body and provide it what it needs to get me through the race.
As of today, I have been using UCAN Berry Pre-Race and I use a hydration pack that I use to intake water when I am passing the water stations and I have Gu chomps on deck. I have also used berry Nuun after races.
As I am getting up in mileage for my Zooma training, I am going to try a few new fueling/nutrition products to see how my body responds. I will keep you posted on that…..
As a new racer runner, I am still working on how to properly taper without going crazy. To go from a very structured training scheduled close to 20 miles a week and weight training up to 3 times a week to maybe running 5 miles and maybe weight training 1 time a week feels CRAZY!!!! I know it is the right things to do because race day and racing will wear the bod down and out but Geez Louise!!!
4. Checking the list and checking it twice
As a new racer runner, I use this list plus a few added item to help me I make sure that I have everything that I need. I am a list person-and I am old fashion with the pen and the check off. All these to do apps and such…nope note for me! I am printing this list, adding my additional items and checking each item off with a pen as I place it in my bag.
As a new racer runner, I have found that laying out my clothes and gear the night before it the way to go! No need to do any extra ‘running around’ (pun intended) to find things in the morning. Nope, I mentally get dressed and lay out all of my items so when I wake up- BAM! This also significantly helps with my race day anxiety.
Pre-Race: Book a hotel room near the start of the race or stay with someone who lives near the start-this will be a given for me even for local races!
What are your May fitness and health goals?
As a new racer runner, I would love to know your 5 things about race day-please share 🙂