Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Race Prep

Today's weekly training is race prep for the Ache Around the Lake race on saturday. You can still register if you want to run that race too. It's a 5 mile race around Lake Lanier with some challenging hills. It should be a lot of fun. So while I normally train in the 3 - 4 mile range, I did a 6 mile long run on Sunday. The plan is mapped for this week, and turning out better than I expected. It's supposed to rain most of the week (for South Carolina to be in such a severe draught, it sure has rained a bunch lately) so I'm planning on training in the gym this week. Yesterday I kicked things off with 5 miles on the treadmill! This was quite a surprise, I just set the timer for an hour, then looked down and 55 minutes into the run I hit the 5 mile mark. So I cut the last 5 mins and went into cool down.

Today is cross training. I'm thinking 30 mins of weights and 30 mins on the bike. Then I'll do 45 minutes on the elliptical on thursday to save the knees & ankles for the race. No more impact for me, thanks. Friday is a rest day anyway and saturday is the race. But if 5 miles (or 6 on sunday) was supposed to be my long run, and for the rest of the week training will be in the 5 - 8 mile range, how am I supposed to ramp up to a long run? Who knows.

My abs don't care. They are just happy I'm staying over 5 miles now. I tried on some "thin jeans" last night with moderate success! I haven't been able to fit into those pants for many, many years now. They did button but weren't what you would call "comfortable". I think everyone has been there before. But I noticed my belt was up a notch so I wanted to give it a try. I'll post some before and after pics soon.


Steve Stenzel said...

Have fun at the race!!!!

teacherwoman said...

Love what I have seen so far on your blog! Good luck and enjoy the race this weekend!

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog!