Hello, friends! Well it is RACE WEEK around these parts. I’m counting down the days til my next marathon (and currently scaling back the miles- yes the taper has been glorious) so as I get the legs ready for the challenge ahead…I thought I’d share a few tidbits on my thoughts while training for this race as well as for my upcoming 100 miler at the end of the year. Without further ado let’s get to it.
-Ahh…Monday morning…just another 10 miler on the schedule. Let’s knock it out. Ain’t no thang but a chicken wang.
-Chicken wings…those sound really good right now. All about that RUN-ger.
-Chicken wings for breakfast. I could totally make that a thing. Hashtag protein.
-My legs are still tired though from back to back long runs this past weekend.
-Oh well, today is double run day. Man up.
-Shooting for 70-80 miles this week. Just a normal running week in the world of Chelsea.
-What am I eating for lunch today? Spinach with a pile of feta cheese, and some eggs and other veggies? Sounds legit.
-I’m hungry. What else is new.
-Too bad I’m a poor television writer. I would eat ALL OF THE FOOD all of the time. I need a raise so I can buy more food for this training.
-Friend is texting me about running tomorrow morning. Hill repeats. My legs. Ouch.
-It is 3 PM in the office and I’m literally about to fall asleep at my desk due to said morning workout. Coffee time again. Fill ‘er up.
-I simply do not know how people who workout everyday early morning are not coffee drinkers. I like to refer to them as psychos.
-Or maybe I am the psycho.
-Okay, work day over. Caffeinated and ready for run number two.
-It will be short and sweet because it is 100 degrees outside still at 6 PM. WHY, TEXAS SUMMER. Just why.
-At least I have another group of buddies to do this run with.
-I have at least 3 running groups I run with right now. It is awesome. I have a runner friend for every one of my moods.
-Evening run done. Now it is time for a beer. I only like beer in the summer time. Then when fall rolls around I will switch to red wine.
-Cooler weather…a fire…and a glass of red. HEAVEN.
-I will definitely be oh so very glad when this training cycle is over and it gets cooler. Give me cooler weather and all of the FALL THINGS.
-*Friday rolls around – okay, it’s rest day. Let’s run a quick 5 miles…it’s active recovery.
-It is funny how 5 miles seems like not even running at all after all of this mileage.
-20 mile Saturday. Knock it out. Just another weekend.
-Mimosa because you’ve earned it.
-Okay…Sunday, 10-15 miles to hit some numbers. Legs…tired…again.
-Done and done. Love hitting those numbers.
-Time to foam roll…and scheduling that massage. Treat.YO.Self.
What are some of your thoughts while training for a marathon or race?
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I’m all-in on wings for breakfast. I don’t put boundaries on food.
True dat. And for the record…I only eat vegetarian wings. Or, all natural, organic…naked (skinless) gluten free. The epitome of health. Thank you. 😉
That might explain how you are cranking out 70-80 mile weeks while teaching spin, whereas I am on the pain train during my 13 mile run. 😉
You vs. you always. You’re doing great! Stay strong and run happy!!
Lolll love this stream of consciousness 😂
Thanks love!! I need to catch back up with your blog!
Great post! Now I am hungry. LOL. Leaving for my long short run but will def think about good food while I am out there. (Good luck on your race!!)
THANKS so much! Definitely excited!!
Any suggestions for back pain/potentially the poses muscle?
There are LOTS of stretches you can do to release the psoas muscle…I’ve found some good ones here https://www.curejoy.com/content/psoas-muscle-stretch/
Generally what helps me for that is yoga, foam rolling that area. Deep tissue/sports massage to get the kinks out.
Thanks so much for this!! I’ve been trying to increase my running, but I want to be able to walk too! Ha!
Happy running to ya!