The LAST of Ragnar Training!

16 Feb

I am taking on my 4th Ultra relay this coming weekend! I have prepared for each of them a little different. The first one I definitely trained the hardest. I think because I was the most nervous!!! The 2nd/3rd ones were in between triathlon season/recovering from a marathon. This one I was a little more nervous about my foot.
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Once I figured out the foot thing I felt better about running more miles. I can’t believe next weekend is happening next weekend. We signed up for this when we were still in our–finished–Ironman–endorphin–phase. I think most of the team just wanted to put a race on the schedule! I have been wanting to do Del Sol for a while. The weather should be great. I think that it will be a little hot while we are running but shorts and tanks here we come!!

Here is the extended forecast! It was supposed to be in the 70s but now in the 80s! WE.ARE.IN.TROUBLE!
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I have been doing a few doubles the last couple of weeks but I wanted to get in a triple before last weekend: To seal up the training so I can “taper”!!

The plan was to do my split run Thursday morning; hilly run Thursday night; long run Friday morning.

Thursday morning: 3.5 miles to the gym. 1 hour strength work out (including a mile run within). 3.5 miles home. Felt pretty good. My average home was faster than my run there! Booyah!

Thursday night we were already to go for a run. Literally in our clothes and all of our reflective stuff outside doing our dynamic stretching and Bam I got this side ache. Not like a regular side ache but a weird one. After 10 minutes I decided we couldn’t go. Every step hurt. We scrapped the run and I was pissed!! Dan kept reminding me that I had already worked out, it was no biggie!!

I decided I would do the long run Friday morning as planned. I did 11 miles. It started a little rough. But ended good. The sun was out and “warm.” I wanted to wear a short sleeve shirt but decided on a long sleeve because it was going to be hot when I am running next weekend! Suns out guns out!!
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{Very quick side note: Love Channing! Just saw the preview for Magic Mike XL! Holy smokes!}

Friday night we did the hilly run we were supposed to do on Thursday. It was hard but good. I was pumped that I had finished 26 miles in 2 days. Or 34.5 miles in 4 days!!!

ARIZONA here we come!!!

6 Responses to “The LAST of Ragnar Training!”

  1. Kecia February 16, 2015 at 5:20 PM #

    You are going to rock this race!! Nice work lady!! 😉

  2. Heather February 17, 2015 at 6:17 AM #

    You ran Ragnar Key West… that alone prepared you for running in the heat, haha. Have so much fun and take lots of pictures 🙂

  3. Change of Pace February 17, 2015 at 8:01 AM #

    Good luck and have fun!! Running in shorts and a tank in the 80s sounds like a dream come true right now 🙂

  4. erin February 17, 2015 at 9:31 AM #

    That forecast looks perfect (at least compared to here where it’s zero!) 🙂 Have a blast this weekend!

  5. Lee @ Tri*Inspired*Life February 18, 2015 at 7:43 AM #

    I have never run in a relay and would definitely like to give it a go one day. Have a blast and fingers crossed that the highs are closer to the 70s than the 80s. Either way, it will be great!

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