Training Week 14: Confidence

[kon-fi-duh ns]

1. full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing:

2. belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance:

I can honestly say that when I started this Hanson’s training plan, I had no idea how it would go. I looked at some of the workouts and thought ” that’s too easy” and others I looked at and said “I can’t hold that pace for that long”. However, I  have heard many success stories from using this plan and decided to give it a shot.

I went into this new, unique and challenging plan and let it push me to new a new level. It took me out of my comfort zone and gave my confidence a boost.

As you head into this final week of training, remember that you have trained for your race. You put in the work and know what you are capable of running. Go into your race with full confidence. The more confidence you have for your race the better your running performance will be. Think happy positive thoughts.

Bodhi showing his confident face.
Bodhi showing his confident face.

Training Week 14

Monday – 6.48 Easy Miles
Tuesday – Speedwork 1 mile warmup, 1×1 mile at 7:34, 7:34, 7:34, 7:25, 7:25, 7:20 with I have no idea how much “jog” in between and skipped the mile cooldown because I had to get to work!
Wednesday – AM workout – 6 Miles, PM workout- 2,400 yd swim
Thursday – 1 mile warmup and 6 mile tempo run at an 8 min pace
Friday – 50 minutes elliptical
Saturday – 10 mile long run run
Sunday – 4.24 mile run and spin class at Ride+Workout

Total Running Mileage: 40.72

For the rest of taper week, I am planning on doing the following.

Monday – 6 Easy Miles
Tuesday – Speedwork, 1 mile warm up, 1 800, 1-1 mile at race pace, 1 mile cooldown. I will likely do strength or conditioning work this day too.
Wednesday – AM workout – 4 Miles, PM workout- 2,000+ yd swim
Thursday – 3 miles or just the elliptical or Rest
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Rest
Sunday –  RACE DAY!!!

Lots of hydrating and hanging out with this guy.
Lots of hydrating and hanging out with this guy.

From this point on there is nothing else I can do prepare. The training is there, I just need to taper, rest, and at the end of the week I will start carb loading.

Who is ready to race on Sunday! See you all there!

One thought on “Training Week 14: Confidence

  1. Good luck on Sunday! We’ll be out there cheering for our Liver Life Challenge team, so we’ll give you a big cheer if we catch you on the course.

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