It’s RACE WEEK! I’m racing in my first "real" race of the 2009 season on Saturday. It’s a 5K, and I’m very excited. This week also happens to be a taper week for marathon training, so I’ll be cutting back on my mileage a little.
Although my personal record for a 5K is 23:42, I’m hoping to clock in under 25:00 minutes for this race. I haven’t been doing much speed training. But maybe I’ll surprise myself?
My Glory Days of 5K Racing:
So, the Husband did not get home from the FSU vs. UM game until 5:45 AM! How crazy (and dedicated) is that? I woke up a little later so I could do yoga. It felt so good to slowly stretch my sore muscles and ease myself into the work week.
And then I made a fabulous breakfast:
The special feature of this breakfast was a Bialy:
I found these in the frozen section of the grocery store and was intrigued by the "hybrid" Bagel/English Muffin concept. The nutritional information is pretty good, too! Check out this awesomely short ingredient list:
I topped my Bialy with a Sunny Side Up egg:
Verdict? Taste-wise, Bialys are nothing special. But the ingredient list was stellar, so I may purchase it again!
If at First You Don’t Succeed, Tri, Tri Again!
Nicole raced in a semi-disastrous triathlon this weekend. She wrote me to say, "I had language barrier problems (I live in Germany, and speak a little German, but enough to order something, not enough to converse in a race), and actually ran through the triathlon finishers chute not once, but two times because I was lost the first time. This was after I got lost on the bike course! I contemplated quitting the race all together a few times, but you and your triathlon experience popped into my head. I remembered that you had finished your race even though you were DQ’d, and I wanted to finish what I started. So, I got back on that running route (the correct one this time), and finished. It was crazy!"
Good luck in your 5k later this week. Running a fast, short distance can be a nice change of pace while marathon training. Looking forward to hearing about your race re-cap.