With 1 week to go for the big one, I met just about every goal I wanted to in my short prep for this race.
1 - Weighed in this morning at 165 lbs (goal)
2 - Yesterday had a PR "Tabata" workout.
What is Tabata, here it is for a treadmill. You adjust your speed based on your ability
Incline = 12%
Speed = As fast as you can go without slowing for 8 sets = I did 10 MPH (previous pr 9.2)
8 sets of
20 seconds on
10 seconds off
Yes, the workout is only 4 minutes, but it is hard if you are going at your max.
I was going to do 9.2 or 9.5, but I said "screw it... if I am doing a hundo next week, time to take it to the max"
Pretty pumped considering I tried it in June and almost passed out at 8.5 MPH.
The 165 lbs weigh in was a happy thing. I thought I would level out a few pounds higher. I might even get a few more off before next Friday, but I am happy with it.
The other goals were
> Being able to do a long run with no stomach issues
> Get "some long runs in" - Not sure if I met this one, but did "well enough"
Now time to start the collection of all of the crap I have to bring