Kelly the Culinarian: Training Tuesday: I Have a Race Saturday

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Training Tuesday: I Have a Race Saturday

Today has been a rough day, workout wise. I started at CrossFit Rise this morning with tons of upper-body work, then a benchmark workout. We did Christine, which is a 500-meter row, 12 deadlift of a weight equal to your body weight and then 21 box jumps. I didn't quite lift my body weight, going with 105 pounds. It still took me 15:51, so I'd like to do this again in a few months and see if I can improve.

Anyhow, after that, I went for my final run before my race Saturday. I had to knock out Run With Jess's Jelly Bean 5K. Last year, I did this in 24:10, so this year's 24:47 was not a PR.  My running lunch 5K PR of 24:00 stands!
Fun fact: during last year's Jelly Bean virtual race, I wore a light top and shorts. I'm still rocking my Purple Rain running tights and a pull over. Spring, Y U not here?
I have another big training day tomorrow morning, but then I'll be resting up for the Egg Shell Shuffle on Saturday. Initially, I was gunning for a PR here. I outlandishly thought I'd strive for a 1:50:00, which would be a six-minute PR.
What I have going for me:
  • My sister and I at last year's family egg hunt
    I'm the fittest I've ever been. My upper body and core are well-developed, thanks to CrossFit.
  • I've worked on mental toughness at CrossFit and have that sharpness I can rely upon.
  • I think my weight is back down into my pre-marathon range. I stopped weighing myself a few weeks ago because I was feeling good and my clothes were fitting well.
  • I have cross trained hardcore. I train five to six days per week, incorporating weight lifting, swimming, cycling/spinning and walking.
  • I've set a new 5K PR recently, which has bolstered my confidence.
  • The weather is going to be ideal on Saturday.
What might hurt me:
  • I've been running less, focusing on getting two runs in per week.
  • I haven't been foam rolling, outside of CrossFit.
  • I need to hydrate more, but there's still time here.
  • I could use more sleep, but couldn't we all?
  • It's been a very cold winter, preventing me from getting outside as much as I would like.
My strategy for the balance of the week is to hydrate, rest and foam roll. On race day, I plan to start with the 1:50:00 pacers and see if I can hold on. Otherwise, I'm going to PR that Easter egg hunt like a boss.


BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I'll be doing the 5k so hopefully I'll see you there!

KellytheCulinarian said...

I just had Maggie add a meet up to the Chicago Running Bloggers calendar. We're meeting at 8 a.m. at gear check.

Kim said...

Good luck on Saturday! It does look like it will be a nice day! And it sounds like you have made a lot of progress with CrossFit!

Have you done any medium runs (6-8 miles) close to 1:50 pace? That would make me feel better, going in, with that goal! :)

KellytheCulinarian said...

Yes, that would have helped, but no, I haven't raced since December.

Maggie W said...

Good luck on Saturday!

Xaarlin said...

Good luck Saturday! Hopefully the weather cooperates for you. I'm sure all that cross fit has helped you tremendously. Core work: something I need to start doing.

Losing Lindy said...

I will be walking the 5k with V on Saturday, hope to see you there