two weeks from today is the target 5k race for my pr goal. TWO WEEKS. how did time go by so quickly? this week marks week 9 of training... do i feel ready? do i feel prepared?
not totally. there are some things i need to check off the "to-do" list to really feel prepped and ready to pr come may 25th. the under armour "what's beautiful" competition prompted me to make a list of what i still need to work on to accomplish my goal. thus, this little list below was born (a little outdated, but still valid):
pre-race nutrition is still a challenge. i have purchased so many random products to try and test, it's ridiculous (see pic below for my current collection). but what works the best? i have yet to figure that out.
|like i don't have anything better to spend my money on?|
i'm also on the hunt for a mental mantra - it's something that a few of you have suggested to help break through mental walls and i think having one would be very valuable to have on repeat in my brain on race day. i once wrote "i can do this" on my forearm for the first 1/2 marathon i ever ran by myself. i'm wondering if my mental mantra is as simple as that for this race coming up.
creating this "to-do" list was pretty helpful in terms of getting a clear mental head and road map of what i need to do to be successful come may 25th. making this list has been a good exercise that i will continue to do prior to every upcoming race, regardless of if there's a pr goal on the table or not.
have you made a training or pre-race checklist prior to an event? is this something you find helpful, tedious or not beneficial? (plus i'd love more recommendations for playlists, mental mantras!)