Final run before the race

By Skip

Well, today was the last day or running for me before Saturday’s race.  I knew I had to get out there but I also knew that I had to be careful and not overdo it.

I did the Serena Williams interval workout from my Nike+ workout tracks.  I LOVE this workout.  It is a solid 30 minutes of focused running.  I think if I were to do this at least once or maybe even TWICE a week (I think just one would be fine, however) I would increase my speed drastically over time.

My “burst speeds” that I was able to maintain for four minute chunks were significantly faster.  I normally don’t push that type of speed until the end of my run when I am all tired out.  This is a good way to practice those and do it three different times throughout the workout.

Eventually, I know I can get faster with this.

I am feeling a little bit sore, however, and am keeping a very close eye on ANY little pain I feel.  I do not want anything to blow up into something bigger and keep me out of the race this weekend!  I have worked WAAAAAYYYYY to hard for that to happen.  The only other workouts I have planned in the next few days are some stationary biking to keep the cardio going and some upper body strength exercises.  Other than that, I should be ready to run my butt off!

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