I woke up very early this morning to a sick little boy. The Flu has struck our house. Everyone is doing ok but now its time to see if our healthy eating and flu shots can keep it at bay. With only two weeks to my race, its not the best timing to come down with a sickness but I guess its better then right before we leave for our trip. I’m always looking on the bright side!
So I’ve worked my way up to a 21k long run and about 40km training weeks. I’m feeling a few aches and pains but for the most part I’m injury free. KNOCK KNOCK. I have one more long run this weekend and then I’ll start to taper for the race. I’m still going to log 25-30k weeks throughout my taper. I had a hard time dropping mileage last time around, I felt anxious and shugglish when it came to race day, so I’m going to attempt a different tactic. More mileage, lower my caloric intake and Carb load 2-3 days out from the race. That should help with the shugglishness (I don’t think thats a word haha).
I have booked a massage for next week to try to work out some of the tight areas before the run. I’ve been trying to focus on stretching and even doing a little yoga throughout my program and its really been helping. Its hard to tell if I’m just in better shape or its the changes that I’ve made this time around, but I’m feeling more flexible and fewer injuries. I have a DVD called “yoga for runners” that I’ve done a few times and its taught me some moves that I’ve tried to do daily to keep loose. I would love to be able to get up early and do some stretching and yoga before my day starts but unfortunately thats not really in the cards right now. My early work schedule and squeezing in runs before the family wakes up takes priority over stretching! I have made it a rule to sit on the floor instead of the couch at night when watching TV. It reminds me to stretch and keeps me moving a little because its not very comfortable.
I’m off to take care of my sick little man and try to get a run or maybe a cycle in this afternoon.
Keep on moving,