My race number arrived in the mail today so I guess there's no backing out now!
So far this is the plan for the rest of the week:
Wednesday: 5 x 15 mins running in progression/2 minutes walking
Thursday: Rest (I will be out for the day but I will wear comfortable shoes when walking, not my high heeled boots!) and yoga
Friday: Long run (warm up, stretches, then 8 x 1km slow/1km medium)
Saturday: Couch potato (and yoga) + a very early night!
Having had a few treats earlier this week, I'm trying to get back on the straight and narrow this week with yoghurt and Nakd bars fulfilling the majority of my sweet cravings :)
|Stash from the goody bag I got at the Nakd new flavour launch last night|
I'm also going to fuel a lot better for Sunday than I did for Beauty and The Beast. My meal the night before will be either baked potatoes or pasta....but I have been having gluten free pasta rather than the regular stuff since my big gluten free challenge in August. So I think what I will do is have gluten free pasta on Thursday night before my long run Friday and see if that works in terms of fuel. If not, baked potatoes on Saturday it is!
Breakfast on Sunday will be bagels rather than toast, and I'll also have a banana (I WILL eat it this time!) and other snacks which I'll eat in the car on the way to Nottingham. With sports beans in my arm wallet and a bottle of Lucozade handy, I will be all powered up this time!
I'm also going to watch Chariots of Fire on Saturday night (assuming it arrives by then). I normally watch Run Fatboy Run the night before a race but we watched that last Friday night and I'm in need of some new inspiring running films. I hope it will get me pumped. The theme popping up on my iPod usually does!
Are there any inspiring films about women runners? Perhaps I should write one :)
Hope you are having a happy week so far!