It’s officially race weekend friends! Spike is as ready as he can be for the inaugural Lansing Marathon on Sunday and I’m shooting for a legitimate PR at the 5k. I’m sure like most of you out there, when you train for a big event you also have a reward in mind for yourself for post-race, whether that’s a well-earned Boston Finisher jacket or a vacation getaway; a new pair of Lululemon’s or an extra large serving of fro-yo. Around these parts we do things a little different; Spike starts stockpiling all the junk food he so covets, but refrains from consuming while training.
|I actually found him petting the box of Cheezits at the store.|
I’ve already been informed we’re ordering Jet's Pizza for dinner Sunday night and that he plans to gain back all of the 35± pounds he’s lost in a single sitting. While I don’t believe that is physically possible, I will refrain from challenging the matter. I’m actually really proud of him and think he deserves this bingefest; this training cycle has not been easy and he went in with absolutely zero base. He’s also trying a two week taper for the first time ever and had a shorter training cycle then what he’s used to. He’s come a long way over the last 14 weeks and I am praying to the running gods that all his hard work will pay off with favorable weather and no more last minute race course changes!
As for myself, as I said earlier, I am shooting for a legitimate 5k PR; which is <22:19. (My current standing PR from the 2010 BAA 5k.) My training for the River Bank 10k has been going well and my speed sessions leave me feeling hopeful that I can pull off a PR this weekend at Lansing. My reward will be a luscious cupcake from the Sugar Shack, my new found cupcake addiction manufacturer. I swear to you they put either crack or pixie dust in their cupcakes. Probably both.
|I plan to consume said cupcake whether I PR or not.||Obviously.|
Good luck to all of you running or racing this weekend! Keep your fingers crossed for Spike and I and we'll catch ya on the flipside with race recaps!!!