Sunday, July 3, 2011

6 days to go...

A week from now I should be recovering from whatever race I have on Saturday - maybe nursing a re-injury or hopefully, just some tender, tired muscles.

Like Luke with Yoda on his back, I just had a nice long hike in Lynn Valley with my daughter on my back. While she looked around pointing at every dog along the way I started to think about my pre-race routines. A massage on Monday is the first step for me. After that I have a few race week runs I usually do, some key meals, some restful nights, especially the two nights pre-race, and I try to make sure I'm up and about for race time each morning.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on race week. What do you do?


  1. Go heavy on the donuts and plyometrics.. ;)

  2. I hear mrC wakes up extra late on race day and skips breakfast and coffee. Hey, whatever works for ya. It certainly worked for him last KK.

  3. Thanks, KL. I was wondering what his real secret was. I think his real secret is that there is no secret. mrC could off the couch and run the KK in the same time without any training. He's a quadulous animal. It helps that he lost 1100 lbs. too.