Race Today (!!)/Weekly Workout Recap

pre-race pizza



I’m ready for today’s 10K race! Somehow I got lucky with the weather forecast. The rain seems to be holding off until the afternoon! Just morning clouds, temps in the high 50’s, and calm winds expected during the race — um, perfect.

Although I didn’t register until yesterday morning at the race expo and certainly didn’t train to run this 10K , I did have the race on my radar so I thought ahead to slightly lighten up my week in workouts. I wouldn’t call this week in workouts a true “taper week” as my workouts in general these days aren’t high mileage anyway. I did however keep Pure Barre lighter than usual, took a rest day yesterday, and ran just a little less than routine.

Of course I did ensure to get the whole pre-race dinner down perfectly. PIZZA. I love pizza the night before a race!


Please follow me on Instagram if you care to see my race results this morning. Otherwise I’m hoping to get a race recap up tomorrow or Tuesday the latest. 🙂

Monday – 30 Min Running/15 Min Pure Barre

There was a gusty wind that wouldn’t get out of my way this morning! 30 minutes went by fairly quick though and then I headed home for a few minutes of Pure Barre. In my head I figured I would do a 5 minute Pure Barre workout but after the 5 minutes for arms, I added in my old-favorite Pure Barre Tone in 10 seat & ab workout.

Tuesday – 35 Min Elliptical

I didn’t feel up for running and didn’t feel like I had the energy to put in a quality Pure Barre effort. So, I headed to the gym for 30 minutes on the elliptical which turned into 35 minutes because once I got going, I found my energy.

Wednesday – 5 Miles

Nothing fancy, just an outdoor run which felt really nice. And fresh. My legs felt fresh.

5 miles

Thursday – Pure Barre (50 Min – Sculpted Abs)

pure barre on demand

Friday – 30 Min Run

Nothing like an easy run that feels effortless! I figured I should run a few miles easy and then take tomorrow off before the race on Sunday. It shocked me to see what was easy for me today, clearly I was feeling great because this run happened with extreme ease.

30 minute run

Saturday – Rest Day

It’s always weird when I don’t run on a Saturday morning although I didn’t mind as much as in the past. I spent some extra time online shopping (I know, I can’t stop lately), cleaned up the house and then left to register/pick up my number for the race!

Sunday – 10K Race

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Who else is running a race this weekend?!

Do you have a favorite/routine pre-race dinner?

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

4 thoughts on “Race Today (!!)/Weekly Workout Recap”

  1. I’m so glad the rain is going to hold off! I can’t wait to see how this race goes for you. Pizza sounds like a great pre-race meal although I usually go for pasta. Good luck!

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