Happy Monday everyone!
How are you surviving this first day back to reality after the time change? I ‘m completely exhausted! Though I ‘m not sure if that’s from getting up an hour earlier than usual today, or if it’s because I had a stellar training week! This past week I put my nose to the grind and did every single planned workout on my schedule – It feels so good to be back at it!
This is good because I’m gonna need this mental toughness to get through my training for:
Training for Ragnar is different than any training I’ve ever done before. Normally when my body starts to feel Ã…”beat up Ã‚Â and like I trashed it, I take a rest day. The thing with Ragnar coming up in a month from now is that I have to race appx. 10k each time, three times in 30 hours or so. Basically I ‘ll race 10k, take a 12 hour break, and race 10k again, then take another 12 hr break and race 10k again. In order to prepare for that I ‘m training on dead legs. Because I ‘m also training for an Olympic Triathlon, I ‘m switching up the workouts everyday with spinning, swimming, strength and running, while still working out as hard as I can each day. Ragnar is also going to be a hilly course, so on my run days I ‘m running hilly routes, such as the 1km run up the escarpment at an 8% grade.
Here’s a sweaty happy face picture of the hill/mountain from Sunday’s training run:
I ‘m diving right into Ragnar training! Here’s my plan for the next 5 weeks:
Truthfully I have no idea how to train for Ragnar, and I ‘m sure it all doesn’t really matter ” My team is out there to have fun, and I ‘m probably in good enough shape to be able to run the three 10k’s in 30 hours. That said, I don’t want to let my team down ” it would be nice to do all of my legs at a sub 9min/mile pace, no matter what the terrain ends up being. So I ‘m gonna put my heart, soul and everything I’ve got into this training and see what happens! (Besides, I find this kind of training fun!).
Have a great week everyone!
Any Ragnar Relay veterans out there? Any advice or tips you would like to share with this virgin Ragnar runner?