I don't know if I would call this week "training" per se, or if I should just refer to it as "trying-not-to-puke-from-nerves." I traveled to North Carolina for work on Labor Day and spent the week trying to stay loose, stay off of my feet, and hydrate a ton! Some days it worked, some days it didn't. I drank at least one coconut water a day and majorly cut back on alcohol. I also majorly cut back in mileage... see below. My legs were nothing, if not rested :)
The week leading up to the event only includes September 7-10 because the race happened on September 11 and 12. That re-cap will come soon.
Monday: 1000 yd swim
Tuesday: 3 mile jog
Thursday: 1.5 mile walk
Total: Is it even worth adding that up? (4.5 for those of you counting)
I did my swim at the pool I used to coach at with two friends and it was so fun going back to my old stomping grounds and getting in a good swim/chatfest.
I also did my runs in NC, which means that the hills were a-plenty. It was a wonderful wake-up call for me when the little "hills" of Raleigh/Durham killed me. I was nowhere near ready for the actual mountains of the Blue Ridge Relay (hint: foreshadowing!). But I survived and I think it went alright.
DAYS until the Blue Ridge Relay - 0 (yikes!!!)