This is the last week of training before race week! Sylamore 50K is next Saturday. I am focused on this race probably more than any race in the past. I’m not sure why, but I think it is probably because I put such a huge PR goal out there. 5 hours and 30 minutes. I barely pulled off 6:03 last year, so this will be a huge PR.
I started this week off right this morning with a big 5 lb. Back Squat PR:
Back Squat 1RM
Worked up to 320lbs. and felt awesome! It really felt good to hit that, especially two weeks before a race. I remember when I couldn’t deadlift 320 a couple of years ago! Lift Heavy, Run Long!!
Conditioning was tough, but not as long as they have been leading up to this week:
- 20 Wallballs (10′ Target/20# ball)
- 15 Pullups
- 20 Burpees
Finished in 9:34. I’m happy with that considering I did “Chelsea” at home yesterday. I was supposed to do it Saturday, but didn’t get around to it. So I was just a bit slow on pullups and burpees since I was a little sore. Still not bad though.
Now to focus on nutrition and the rest of this weeks training.