Yesterday we bought a food dehydrator. I love the idea of having fruit and vegetable chips for a snack, but the ones in the store are prepared in oil. This way we can have apple chips, banana chips, etc with no additives and they are delicious.
Today is our long run to cap off the week and the weather did not cooperate. It was 45 degrees which is amazing, but we had a wind advisory. 25mph winds with gusts up to 35mph. We live the the pancake flat part of IL so winds like that are ridiculous. So I took to the treadmill and did the hill simulation of the race course. I felt amazing the whole time! I had a runner’s high from mile 12 on. I hope to have some of this feeling race day.
Here is how the week went.
M: Rest, Abs
T: 7 Miles Recovery W/6 X 100M Strides (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 54:38, 7:49 pace), Abs
W: 10 Miles VO2 Max W/5 X 1200M @ 5KGP (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:16:08, 7:37 pace), Push Ups
R: Bike 8.6 Miles (P4, L6, 30:00, 17.2mph), Planks
F: 4 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 31:36, 7:54 pace), Lunges and Squats on BOSU
Sa: 11 Miles (‘Hood, 1:30:58, 8:17 pace), Push Ups
Su: 20 Miles (Treadmill, 1-2.5% Incline, 2:39:00, 7:57 pace), Abs
Total: 52 Miles
Now our plan will step back and then taper. I’m so excited for this race!