Thursday, May 08, 2014

Pre-marathon Time

It is Thursday evening and my spring marathon is on Sunday, if you have any experience with running endurance races and tapering, you can imagine in what kind of shape I am right now :) I am pretty excited to run on Sunday, yet the resting schedule is little tough on nerves. Here are past few days mainly in pictures with some words thrown in here and there. 

Many things I cannot do and would love to. One of them was the Universalman event that my mental coach organized last Sunday. Pretty interesting race: you do this 6 times: 1 km run, 30 push ups, 30 squats and at the end you do a 100 m sprint :) Not a good idea a week before marathon, so I came just to support and cheer on. Bellow is my coach (on the left) interviewing Filip Ospalý, great professional triathlete just before the start.


When you have to drive for two hours in the week before marathon, then use compression gear. It looks little strange with the fancy shoes I was wearing, but I only had this styling while in car :))) Royal Bay Extreme calf sleeves rock!!! (Check out the discount code here.


That was on Tuesday, also known as May XMas day as you might have seen in the previous post. My dad got back from trip to NYC and I got little spoiled :)

Wednesday was the last session with The Coach. 4x 400 m to get little lactate in my legs. It was pouring down all the time, so I hope I have soaked in all the rain available and there won't be this crazy weather on Sunday!


Today (Thursday) is bank holiday here in the Czech Republic. It is good in a way that there is less stress from work before the race. But the extra time also gives the opportunity to stress little more about the race. My favorite way to deal with extra time in the taper period is to watch motivational videos, here are few links from my YouTube channel this week:


I also re-read the great RW article about Meb Keflezighi's preparation. I think Meb has become the ultimate inspiration. Latest issue of RW in my iPad on the reading list. I also wrote an article (in Czech only) for the series about my preparation for Běhej.com. And now I am watching the Players (PGA golf tournament), that is pretty good distraciton, except I have to switch it off before it ends and go to sleep :)

I also got some new Nike gear today. The Nike Air Max - classic icone to wear for casual walking around. I am not much of a sneaker girl, but they are very useful in pre-race time when I don't want to torture my feet with fancy shoes :) And new Nike Pro bra in bigger size, so my spine does not get blocked in the chest area.


Very enjoyable afternoon, wearing casual sporty fashion and taking my little cousin for a walk with the dogs (she loves them = for her I am the best baby sitter, because she gets to be with the dogs :D ).


Aren't they cute? :)

And compex capilarization program to tune up my muscles for the race!

The carb loading also officialy began! :o)

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