Getting into Horner Elite I knew it was going to be tough to get serious workouts in and prepare for races every weekend in the month of April. After last weekends Ultra Ragnar Relay I ran 30+ miles and chose to take a rest day the day after and the following Monday I chose to just teach my classes (bootcamp, cycle and yoga). Although that may still seem like a lot, I felt bad not being able to stay on track with the exact workouts and nutrition (lets just say a slight case of OCD will do that to you). I was 5 days away from my next race which was the Spartan Super in Las Vegas, and that is one of my more competitive races, so I choose to train wisely week of.
I managed to get the leg workout in on Tuesday, which somehow included 600+ jump squats, taught yoga and bootcamp with a short run. I did not go as heavy as I would usually for the sake of recovering enough for race day and lets just say I was glad I didn't because I was still sore as hell until Friday! I completed the shoulder workout Wednesday along with teaching cycle and yoga. Thursday I did a 2 mile run and did the back and bicep workout. By Friday I was feeling good and taught cycle, threw about 30 spears, took it easy and traveled to Vegas for race day. I managed to get a good deep tissue massage Wednesday and the usual pre race adjustment Thursday from my awesome chiropractor.
During the past week my nutrition was good. Over the weekend during the relay race it wasn't perfect, actually far from perfect. Monday arrived and back on it and kept it close to plan and made sure to stay ultra hydrated and ate a little extra carbs for the extra cardio. I feel great and have a lot of energy and feel strong. Physically and mentally I felt ready for race day.
Saturday arrived and I am ready for the race. I am no longer sore and feel refreshed and ready to hit the 9 mile course with 26+ obstacles. I race a good race and manage to take home 4th in the Women's Elite Heat. By noon I am heading out on the course again to race with my dad and other Becoming Badass athletes. It was hot and tough heading out again but the camaraderie and crossing that finish line is priceless.
Post race we grub and head home and Sunday is my rest day. Food is again not perfect race weekends, but I know I could of definitely done more damage! I look forward to Monday and beginning a new day and picking up where I left off. I start this Monday on day 19 and will be moving around days so I can take a rest day before this weeks Ragnar relay in Zion, UT.
I look forward to the following week because I will have no more competitive races that will keep from staying on track with the plan and will have 6 weeks to really train hard and get the changes I been waiting for!