Sleepy! And can there really be so few workouts left?

I've tried to prioritize sleep this week.  I've been doing much better (most nights at 8+ hours!), but what I've found is that I'm actually more tired.  Much more.  My brain sometimes has a hard time concentrating.  So, guess that means that more sleep is needed.  Good thing a weekend is coming up (one where Nate will be away at a ski training camp) - one that I fully intend to utilize sleeping, catching up on work, running (not too much! Yeah taper!), napping, and cleaning a little (house is a disaster).  So excited.

There are just 3 hard workouts left (and one "shake-out" harder workout the week of the marathon, not sure if you can count that since hopefully it will feel easy, and it'll be pretty short).  Crazy.  This week's hard workout went better than last week's (5:57 average tempo pace vs. 6:05's last week), so I know I'm moving in the right direction.  Might be perfect timing, let's hope!

So, need to keep moving in that direction, and nail the next 3!  The next one is on tap for tomorrow afternoon, should be a lot of fun.

PS - Any recommendations for things to do while in NY?  We're staying 2 days after the marathon.  Since we're just 2 weeks away, I guess I should start planning at least a couple of things to do/see/eat!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

1 comment:

  1. Love the intensity. As a relatively new runner, I love to see people who are doing things I can't yet imagine. It gives me plenty to work towards! Keep it up!