Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon Quick Training Update
We are super pumped to be heading to wine country in CA next month for the Napa-Sonoma HM. We have been really training hard for this one, typically about 4 days a week. 2 of those are nice easy sessions, just tossing back a few beers or glasses of wine at an easy pace. 1 session is speedwork typically consisting of 2-4 x margarita repeats with short H20 breaks in between. Then we try to get at least one long training session in per week, usually on Saturdays beginning around brunch-time and often lasting into the evening. We really like to do these on the beach so the ocean breeze can help us keep cool, and have been working on pacing so we don't start too fast. You have to reign in your excitement at the beginning so you conserve enough energy to kick it to the finish. After training long like that, you need to make sure to rehydrate and refuel so you're not feeling like death afterwards. We have a couple more weeks of training, then a short taper. I think we are definitely going to be ready to rock it!!