What a great crowd we had for the Second Annual Abe's Turkey Trot and the final Saturday Frost Toes Run! Everyone seemed to enjoy the run.
So Frost Toes, how ya feeling?
Think about where we've been. We've built ourselves up to runs of 10 and 11 miles, including running the complete Frostbite Festival 10-mile course. At this point, you should be feeling confident.
That's your mental or emotional feeling. Now, how are you feeling physically? Do you feel strong, full of energy?
You probably will this week, because we cut back on the distance and intensity of our runs this week. It's a good time to cut back on the duration and intensity of any other training you're doing. This is NOT the time to be starting a new heavy regimen in the free weights room or starting the first week of a "boot camp" experience.
You've heard this before, but this is the week to get some rest, exercise enough to keep your muscles accustomed to movement, but NOT the week to do anything heavy. Even if you feel really ready to hit it when you get to the health club, resist the feeling. Save up all that energy and strength for Sunday. That's when it will get you over the finish line!