Stretching... I stretched every day not only to help with my sore muscles, but also to help me on race day.
I ran once, but it was slow and easy.
I tried to drink water like crazy! Somewhere I read that you should drink half your body weight in ounces the week before the big race to make sure you are properly hydrated. I definitely didn't do that, but I drank a lot of water! Way more than I'm use to.
Everyone knows I'm a sleeping champ! However, I stay up somewhat late during the week to get everything done. This week I tried to make sure I was in bed no later than 9:30 every night. I actually even got a good night sleep the night before the race too.
I did my carb load at lunch time the day before the race. I read that it is better to carb load in the afternoon than evening... no clue if this is true or not.
Lastly, I made sure to lay out everything I would need the night before!
I pulled off the race... I am horribly sore... but I did it! Checking it off the bucket list!
Monday, April 29th, 2013 - STRETCH
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - STRETCH
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 - Ran 4 miles... outside... slow... easy... hot!
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 - 2 mile walk with Remington / Stretch
Friday, May 3rd, 2013 - STRETCH
Saturday, May 4th, 2013 - Race Day... 13.1 miles
Sunday, May 5th, 2013 - REST DAY!
Total miles ran for the week : 17.1 miles