|1 Mile (road)||4:28|
|5 km (road)||16:24|
How do you generally prepare for this workout, as far as nutrition, sleep, and warm-up?
I am working really hard on the sleep component of my training! (How funny does that sound) I jus graduated law school last ear and bar exam studying is finally over so now it is all about rest and recovery. Typically the night before I will have a nice balance meal. I have been loving Hello Fresh lately. Then, I usually sleep with some Cheribundi recover to help me sleep more restfully for about 8-9 hours. In the morning, I prep with some oatmeal and some rolling out (especially my plantars, thank heaven for the R3!) as well as sipping on Enduropacks electrolyte spray in water. Then, once at the track we have about an hour to warm up and prep with strides and stretching, much like in a real race scenario.
How do you stay mentally tough once the workout gets challenging?
I am so lucky to have so many wonderful teammates with different strengths and abilities on NJ*NY Track Club. I think either taking ownership of the intervals I lead to help them or allowing them to take control and learn to follow their cadence and moves help me prepare for races but also helps me stay calm and tough as I know we are in this together.
What do you do immediately following the workout and later in the day to ensure proper recovery?
What efforts do you make for recovery on a daily basis?
Last, I think happiness is a component we might forget in our daily hopes of being better. A glass of wine or date night can be the type of distraction that enables you to come back to training the next day more wholly committed and excited.
Do you have a favorite go-to pre-race meal or ritual?
I used to be crazy with my rituals, but as I have grown older and been lucky enough to travel to some may different places to race, I have learned to go with the flow a bit more. I guess if I had to name a favorite meal, it is probably a nice pasta dish with a bunch of veggies. The day of the race, if it is later in the day, it is also really nice to find a dinner and the kind of teammate who will split an omelette and pancake dish with you – so you can have the best of both worlds! There are fewer things in life better than a friend who will go halfsies at a restaurant with you.
How about a favorite motivational quote?
“Never half-ass two things. Whole ass one thing.”
“The man on top of the mountain did not fall there”“Learn to love the parts of yourself that no one claps for”“Little by little, a little becomes a lot”