Getting into the BK Half
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a bit about registering for a race, and this past week, with my alarm set and two browsers open, it was time.
Two browsers. Pshhh.
Ready, set, register! And... frozen. Refresh. Frozen. Refresh. Frozen.
You get the idea. Luckily for me, I happened to have a live thread of my closest teammates to bounce my login to and BOOM registered by a friend. Score.
Sidenote: How awesome are my friends? Seriously. Where else can you find a community of individuals who will speed-register other people so they can all race together? <3
So, here I am- giddy with excitement! And ready to face the obvious challenge; How do you train for a race when you cannot run?
Well... let's find out, shall we?
How to train (for a race) when you literally can't even, Part 8
I'll be following a beginner's plan, which, for the first couple of weeks looks like this:
Run: easy, 3 days
Rest: 3 days
X Train: 1 day
The "runs" I'll be doing either on the stationary bike, elliptical, or pool. My cross training day will mostly likely be for rock climbing. In the past, I would have ignored the "rest" days and gone climbing instead, but not this time. Injury prevention first. The rest days will stay as is.
Keeping me safe and sound will be one day of physical therapy a week, plus my nightly #stretchstreak.
Obviously, this is more than I have done in a while. I think the biggest challenge will be learning to fit it into my lifestyle again. This likely means setting the alarm a bit early, which stinks, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Till next time!
Oh Hey! Did I mentioned that I actually am designing the singlets for this wedding-race? All the more motivation to actually get to run it. The illustration is based off of this Save the Date I did for the happy couple. All Brooklyn, all the time!