What I’m Focusing on for Race Week

While I have three half-marathons coming up, I consider this Sunday’s the most important. It’s the one I’m hoping for the best time in, because it’s the only one I’ve done before, and so I have a measure of what I can do on that course. Last year, I ran it in 2:13. Since then, I have run a 2:09 half.

My training for this half has been inconsistent at best. I’m thinking of refocusing my goal on just PR-ing, to be a little more realistic, rather than aiming at breaking 2:00. Either way, I plan on taking this race the most seriously.

So this week, I will be:

  • trying to eat cleaner (more real/whole foods, less processed stuff and dairy)
  • drinking lots of water
  • limiting red meat and dairy
  • limiting the booze (usually I would say eliminating the week before a race, but let’s get real: St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday. CARB-LOADING, my friends.)
  • doing yoga at least twice
  • strength training tonight
  • doing 1-2 easy runs
  • lots of stretching
  • focusing on getting good sleep
  • limiting the sugar

[You know, stuff I should be doing anyway.]

For breakfast, I had oats + sunflower butter + a banana. If you read other health blogs, you’ve probably already seen a picture of oatmeal today, and my oatmeal at work is not pretty, so I will spare you.


For lunch, I had a turkey burger, brown rice and broccoli from City Chow, the cafe in Equinox. Grocery shopping tonight!

6 comments on “What I’m Focusing on for Race Week

  1. Ash Bear

    You’ll rock it out! It seems like you do best when you’re least expecting it. Let me know if you want to enjoy yoga this week because my body is screaming for it!


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