It wasn’t my best and not my favorite but crossing the finish line is always magical. Thank you all my friends and Tony my personal marathon assistant!
I’ll post a race recap of what exactly went wrong later this week. It was one of my roughest races, but I made it to the finish line.
One thing, I know I did right was my taper. I didn’t exactly follow the plan, but I kept the mileage pre-race at about 20. After over analzying every detail on my bus ride back from NY, I decided, if I had to do it again, I would keep the same taper.
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 8 Miles 7:35 pace incline 2
Wednesday – 5 Miles 8:00 pace Incline 3
Thursday – 4 Miles 7:18 pace on Incline 2
Friday – 3 Miles 7:32 pace on Incline 3
Saturday – REST, a little bit of walking around
So in total 20 miles before Sunday
When I toed the line I felt great and I can sleep easy knowing at least I did something right.
Anyways food, might have been a bit questionable and part of the problem. However, I’ve never had stomach issues while running. Seriously, I’ve scarfed down 3 tacos and went for 15 milers during the summer without any problems.
Either way, I ate many tasty things, so why regret it?
Tony and I went with my parents to Nargis Cafe, an Uzbek style place in Brooklyn. We ate as always family style.
Chebureki – basically a minced meat pie. I didn’t really eat, but the parents and Tony liked.
My favorite thing in the world, a simple green salad with dill!
A pumpkin and meat sansa. I got the pumpkin one, Tony went for the meat.
It was really good.
I also got the Shurpa soap, basically a meat broth with veggies. Okay so maybe I went more heavier on the veggies than I should be a race.
Chicken & beef skewers
Like all meals, we concluded it with a walk, because it was well over 60 degrees and gorgeous outside!
I also stopped by Papa Pasquale Ravioli after reading good things about their homemade pasta.
and you can only guess what I had for dinner?
And yes sadly my pumpkin ones are sitting in my parent’s freezer waiting for my return =(.
How was your weekend?