On Sunday we worked at the Queens Biathlon and then headed up to the Bronx River Parkway for Bicycle Sunday. It was a gorgeous day and despite a bit of wind it was perfect for riding. I had hoped to do a brick with a 20 mile ride and a 2 mile run. We got up there a bit late so I really only had time to do a 13 mile ride and then the 20 minute run. The ride was good and I tried to focus on letting myself be uncomfortable and not letting up too frequently. This was my first brick of the season so I was a bit worried about the run but I'm thrilled to say that I did a very hilly 2 mile run with an average pace of 8:50/mile. I would LOVE to hold a sub 9 pace on Sunday but I also need to be careful that I don't blow up either.
This week I'm trying to take it a bit easy to give my body some rest before Sunday. I am focusing on eating clean, getting lots of sleep and staying hydrated. What do you in the week leading up to a race to prepare?