Monday, April 4, 2011

Turning my attention to Sunday's 5K

I thought about doing an out-of-schedule run this morning because I'll be tapering this week for Sunday's Marcie Mazzola 5K race. As usual for a Sunday race, I plan to rest two days prior so a run today would have provided four days of running before hiatus. Although yesterday's trail run was difficult, I believe it was a step forward in terms of strength building and I didn't want to mess that up today by over-training. I'll run Tue-Thu, swapping my usual cross-training day for an additional running workout.

I'm curious to see how I do on Sunday. I haven't competed since February's Snowflake Race and most of my road training since then has focused on base and form. I have fallen short in my intention to run intervals to activate my fast twitch fibers so I'm probably not in the best shape for a speedy race. I think my long base runs will support me well during the 5K but you never really know until you're out there. I'm going to try to throw in some "speed play" segments over the next three runs. It's not a substitute for intervals but it's the best I can do at this point.

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