Earlier today I took a deep breath and checked weather.com. Lindsay Barndt, mention number two in one week, where are you when I need you?! Here's what we're looking at:
My race week prep is rather simple: focus on nutrition, sleep and stretching. I did one final three-mile run last night and probably wasn't the smartest as I really pushed myself (let's talk hills sometime, something Chicago doesn't have) in prime 6:00 PM ET heat. Hence the heavy amounts of stretching this week (really, is anything better than a great stretch?!) and keeping an eye on my body. The nutrition focus is fish, lean proteins and fresh vegetables & fruit. Nothing processed and no restaurant food, if that can be helped. Lots of G2 and water to drink supplemented by Pellegrino when I get the itch for something "different" - it's amazing that I haven't craved pop (except immediately following July's triathlon) once since I stopped drinking it and I credit a lot of that to sparkling water.
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