The one thing that I am not so excited for is the weather. I am used to running in the 40's and 50's, not the 70's. I love this warmer weather we have been having but the forecast is calling for warmer temps than the Baltimore Half Marathon back in October.
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This is going to be one heck of a week since it is also midterm week at UMBC. Thank goodness I don't have any exams on Friday, but I still have some major studying to do through Thursday. I have been trying to get as much done in advance as I can so that this week will be as stress free as possible.
On the agenda:
- picking out a race outfit
- grocery shopping for some healthy eats
- cleaning my apartment
- going to the expo
- studying my butt off
The week before a race is always difficult for me because I always worry that I didn't do enough. The problem is, I KNOW I didn't do enough for this race. My training for this race has been very similar to my training for Baltimore so I know I can finish the race, I just wish I was more prepared. At the same time though, I am really excited. I love race week! This anxious feeling I get the week before a big race is one that I will always cherish.
My goal for this week is to enjoy this excitement and try to do the little things right. Go to sleep early, eat healthy foods, stretch, foam roll, and hydrate like a beast. Even if I am not as prepared as I should be, I can do everything else right. It counts for something.
How do you prepare for a race? What does the week before a race look like for you? Any tips?